The best Shot for float fishing

With a choice of round or square, and the need to use non-toxic versions in sizes greater than No8, choosing shot isn’t straightforward. These are our favourites...

The best Shot for float fishing

by Angling Times |

PRESTON SUPER STOTZ

WHAT’S IN THE TUB: Large, non-toxic versions of standard Stotz, for use on larger-diameter lines for shotting heavier pole rigs and running line floats such as wagglers and sticks.

WHY WE LOVE THEM: Very kind to the line, you can pinch a load of these on without causing any damage.

Price: From £2.49, www.prestoninnovations.com

PRESTON SUPER STOTZ
PRESTON SUPER STOTZ

DH PRO SHOT

WHAT’S IN THE TUB: A selection of lead and non-toxic shot from river legend Dave Harrell. The smaller lead shot is perfectly formed and line-friendly, while the larger non-toxic variety has a smooth coating that enables it to be slid up the line with ease.

WHY WE LOVE THEM: A great selection, ideal for pole rigs and running line work alike.

Price: From £2.20, www.daveharrellangling.com

DH PRO SHOT
DH PRO SHOT

BALLABENI

WHAT’S IN THE TUB: An exceptional quality Italian shot. Perfectly round, with a uniform slit.

**WHY WE LOVE THEM:**This shot always sits perfectly on the line. It’s quite hard, so rarely slides around or pings off in use, making it great for hemp rigs or elaborately shotted small-fish rigs.

Price: From £2.75, www.benwick-sports.co.uk

BALLABENI
BALLABENI

ZLT

WHAT’S IN THE TUB: An accurate and consistent soft shot with a deep, central cut.

WHY WE LOVE THEM: A uniform cut means they always hang centrally on the line. Being soft, they rarely damage the line when being moved around – perfect for the angler who likes to make regular rig changes.

Price: £2.50, www.mavermatch.co.uk

ZLT
ZLT

MIDDY SLOT SHOT

WHAT’S IN THE TUB: A rectangular shot with a huge slot that will accommodate lines up to 0.30mm in diameter.

WHY WE LOVE THEM: Great for margin rigs using thick line, or even balancing a pop-up on a hair rig. These are so easy to get on the line compared to normal shot, and far less likely to ping off during a bagging session.

Price: From £2.19, www.middytackle.com

MIDDY SLOT SHOT
MIDDY SLOT SHOT

ANCHOR DOUBLE CUT

WHAT’S IN THE TUB: Large, non-toxic shot with a two-slot design to make them easier to apply and less damaging to your line.

WHY WE LOVE THEM: Probably the most highly rated non-toxic shot on the market, it’s the choice of many waggler and stick float experts.

Price: From £2.15, www.anchortackle.co.uk

ANCHOR DOUBLE CUT
ANCHOR DOUBLE CUT
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