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martinMK
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Posted - 03 December 2012 :  12:53:55 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add martinMK to your friends list
Hello to all members.
I am Martin Spasovski, been carping in the last 10 years on big waters, day tickets venues and have been much into fishing.

I am from Macednoia, and have been competing on carp championships in the last 6 years in Macedonia and abroad.

Recently I had started match fishing and I have few questions regarding match fishing on running waters.

What float/size.shape should I prefer for a moderately paced water?

Are heavier floats such as 12gr+ wagglers more immune to movements of flow currents?

Should I use lollipop floats on running waters?

I prefer using sliding waggler techniques, is this technique ok with running water?

Best Regards,

Martin.

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Posted - 03 December 2012 :  1:15:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit looksfishy's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add looksfishy to your friends list
Check out the descriptions here: http://www.daveharrellangling.com/r...-line-floats

Most of those should give you a head start in working out what is needed where


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Posted - 03 December 2012 :  1:44:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Neil ofthe nene's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Neil ofthe nene to your friends list
Hi and welcome.

Sliding waggler will work on a slow to moderate paced river but I would not expect to need such a float setup in water under three metres deep.

All floats will be affected by currents in the river but as I think you have worked out, a heavier float will tend to be less affected.

What style of float you use will be dictated by the swim, the river and where you want to fish. A lollipop will really only work in conjunction with a pole and thus you will be limited by the length of the pole while wagglers will allow you to fish much further out.




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Posted - 03 December 2012 :  3:22:46 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add davylad to your friends list
It will be a lot easier to answer if you could say what rivers you will be mainly fishing.



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martinMK
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Posted - 03 December 2012 :  3:49:06 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add martinMK to your friends list
For what rivers I fish.. it will be difficult since I do not fish in the UK.

Mainly the rivers are from 3-15 ft deep. The speed is low to moderate pace, sometimes some swims are fast paced but i do not fish fast rivers often. I tend to fish slow to moderate speeds.

Usually the rivers have uneven bottom so i can not drag the tell tale shot on the bottom, so I usually fish under depth.

As for the lollipop floats, i think for Cralusso Bolo or Shark.



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Posted - 08 December 2012 :  12:48:22 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add martinMK to your friends list
Bump..

any thoughts from the more experienced?


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Dave Brittain
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Posted - 08 December 2012 :  2:09:40 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dave Brittain to your friends list
Martin

It's difficult to offer advice unless there is sufficient information such as species, size of the fish, the standard approach on the venue i.e. how other anglers fish the venue and how the fish respond, what weights are caught in the competitions etc.

The way continental anglers approach a match compared to how UK anglers fish a match are totally different as the standard UK approach generally revolves around a rod and reel approach, often using a float in conjunction with loose fed maggots whereas the continental approach may involve, groundbait and bloodworm fished in conjunction with a pole.

Also in the UK the swimfeeder plays a big part in river matches especiallywhere bream, chub and barbel are concerned.



Edited by - Dave Brittain on 08 December 2012 2:10:39 PM
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Posted - 08 December 2012 :  3:54:13 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add davylad to your friends list
Martin with the rivers you describe I reckon you'll need an array of floats that will cover your needs, from the various sticks, sliders, balsas, etc etc. I mean 3ft to 15ft with variable flow rates, you've nearly covered every river in the UK.



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Posted - 08 December 2012 :  9:00:34 PM  Show Profile  Send Towpath Tyke an AOL message Bookmark this reply Add Towpath Tyke to your friends list
D H or these..

http://www.floatsonline.com/team_wo..._floats.html



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