When bites dry up and things get slow in the middle of the day, don’t just sit there waiting for something to turn up. Look no further than fishing off your rod-tip or on a top kit on the pole in front of you.
Action doesn’t have to be slow in the middle of the day - stay active!
Rig up with a size 16 hook and a 4x14 pole float or a small 2BB waggler, feeding maggots or casters.
A typical Stillwater roach rig perfect for margin work
This will catch mainly silvers, but something bigger can turn up too.
Steady feeding with maggots close in can draw all sorts into the peg
I’ll feed a dozen maggots by hand here every five minutes and when my other lines slow up, switch to this one. You may catch all day here or it may only last 30 minutes.