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zenith20

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Not sure. The thing I'd suggest that might help is dot your float right down. This should give you an early strike and reduce the occurrence.
 

Trendy Angler

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Strike early at any indication, lighter float.

But I'm afraid some young inexperienced perch will wolf down a bait and give you little chance. Heart breaking.
 

Ivan heaphurst

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Strike earlier and don't have too much line on the bottom, so as to see tha bite earlier.
 

A.K.

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Try larger baits. Three worms instead of one, a bunch of maggots instead of a couple.
Use something they can't just hoover straight down.
 

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I had this problem on Sunday on a local pond but this is only my 4th trip after 11 years out so I wasn't reading the float right dropped back in without bait and let the float settle a few times just to get my eye in carried on and hit anything that didn't look right mainly the float being held up after that never had a problem
 

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And how do they manage to get it so far down, so quickly?

The hook is usually somewhere in the region of the fish's rectum.

Thank goodness for my fine Slammo disgorger, literally a lifesaver.
[:)]
 

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Don't float fish over depth.

Hair rig your bait if possible - I have been catching tiny perch and gudgeon on hair rigged prawns.
 

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try using a bigger bait like floating bread or dog biscuit[:D]
 
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