Way back when commercial fisheries first burst on to the scene, the deadliest approach for catching on them was the good old waggler and maggot. Here's six tips to get the most from the method...
Use loaded wagglers
Fishing with a semi-loaded float makes casting easy. A standard 1.5g or 2g Dura Wag is ideal.
Lightly shot the rig
I place 90 per cent of my shot around the base of the float, leaving just a couple of dropper shot down the line.
A swivel is essential
A swivel allows me to change hooklengths quickly and also prevents the line spinning up when winding in.
Roughly 20 maggots are fired in every couple of minutes. That trickle of bait triggers the fish into having a go.
Float the line
Floating the line saves a split second on the strike. That will make a big difference to the number of bites you hit.
Make sure that all your loosefeed falls a foot short of the float so it keeps the fish within casting range.