Basic Float Rig For The Little One

TheFarr

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This may seem simple to most on here but im just after a little advice for when I take my 6 year old fishing on Saturday. Ive just bought her her first fishing rod (a 5'6" rod) and im looking for some tips for a basic float rig for her. Ill admit that ive not really float fished for around 10 years other than a pellet waggler as ive been mainly feeder/bomb fishing (plus I had a 6 year break from fishing).
The only floats I have in my box are various pellet waggler floats, so should I nip out and buy her a specific one or will one of those do for now?

Any advice welcome as I don't want to cock this up for her.
 

Dusty

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This may seem simple to most on here but im just after a little advice for when I take my 6 year old fishing on Saturday. Ive just bought her her first fishing rod (a 5'6" rod) and im looking for some tips for a basic float rig for her. Ill admit that ive not really float fished for around 10 years other than a pellet waggler as ive been mainly feeder/bomb fishing (plus I had a 6 year break from fishing).
The only floats I have in my box are various pellet waggler floats, so should I nip out and buy her a specific one or will one of those do for now?

Any advice welcome as I don't want to cock this up for her.

If you are only fishing off the rod tip have you considered a pole float?
 

Kojak

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Go out and buy a small loaded waggler and set it up with just a couple of number 8 shot down the line and any other shot around the float, pop a small hook on and fish maggot, this should avoid tangles and give her a good chance of a few bites
 

Fritz

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I do also go fishing with my daughter (4 years).
There is a good YouTube Channel called „Easy Fishing“ with Bill Allen.
It is the YouTube channel I like the most. In this Channel there is a lot of content you and your daughter might find informative. For example this clip:
 

TheFarr

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Well I managed to find a couple of loaded wagglers in my spares box and as said above strung a few no 8's down the line. The little one gave it a good go and caught 12 fish that she was well chuffed with. I assisted her with casting and some fiddly unhooking but she did all the rest.
At the end of the session she told me that she wished she could go fishing every day ?
 

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