- Jan 19, 2013
Use a polaris float or like neil said - a float ledger set up.
One word of caution here, not on the effectiveness of this, but the fact that on many venues a float leger set up contravenes the free running rule.I know I'm too late to help but this would be my solutions.
Use a 1g in line Olivette resting on the bottom to form a float leger set up. Set the rig to the deepest part with the Olivette on the deck. Shot the float as normal. The Olivette can be any distance you choose from the hook stopped with a small shot. You can then hold the float so it is in contact with the Olivette.
A float attached bottom end only waggler style can help.
An alternative using a normal rig is to set up a pair of over/under pole rests on the seatbox legs. Put the pole in these and plumb up under where the pole tip sits or slightly left or right of that point. When introducing the rig either lower straight down or lay to one side. Either way the rig will settle in the same spot every time. Once the rig has settled remove the pole from the rests and hold the rig in that position.
Only, This is exactly what happened today.Personally I hate pegs like that, too much like hard work. I would pick a level spot even if it's only a foot square, and concentrate on that with the pole, as long as the conditions are ok, and it's not blowing a gale.
Dave, I wish I could've. I really do! I wish I could've put any of the advice here into practise, Alas, The weather didn't allow for it. On plus side, It's there for future reference if I ever decide to fish this hellhole ever again.... Right now though, I think I'm going to stick to one of the other four ponds.I thought for a minute you were going to say you'd followed my advice and it was disastrous
Could've been worse Gaz. For instance the tree behind me could've fallen on me but it didn't!Sounds like a great day
Oh blast- now me againOh yeah did I mention I also got electrocuted by an electric fence?
That was the icing on the cake
Having just finished a very bad 13 1/2 hour day You have made my evening - somehow I have now become you in this post??? All good as Its the first time this month I haven't blanked
I remember Drennan Team England receiving a warning for dragging weight on bottom.One word of caution here, not on the effectiveness of this, but the fact that on many venues a float leger set up contravenes the free running rule.
A normal float set up with with weight on the bottom does break some match rules, but what I was advising was that a genuine float leger isn’t designated as free running, many venues don’t allow anything behind the lead even for pleasure fishing.I remember Drennan Team England receiving a warning for dragging weight on bottom.
Its like said - a fine line, when does laying on become float ledgering?
What about the lift method which relies on a weight resting on bottom.