Fishing enthusiasts have long appreciated the art of float fishing, especially in modern commercial fisheries where the competition and catch sizes are continually growing. At TackleUK, a diverse array of stick floats are available, including both full sticks and wire stemmed variations, courtesy of renowned brands like Drake, Dave Harrell, and Drennan.
For carp or specimen anglers, the Dynamite Baits Big Fish floating pellets are an excellent choice. These pellets are designed for surface fishing, attracting large river feeders to the surface and enhancing the angling experience. Another effective method for river fishing, especially when targeting species like bream, tench, perch, and eels, is using a flat float. Drennan and Dave Harrell offer some of the best examples in this category, alongside special handmade options from Drake.
Eye health is also crucial for anglers, as spending long hours outdoors can lead to conditions like floaters or inflammation. It’s important to be aware of symptoms like blurry vision, redness, and light sensitivity. On the equipment front, the construction of floats is meticulously handled, using the highest grade materials to ensure durability and performance for specific fishing styles. For those interested in aquariums, the Mosaic Plant and red root floater are excellent floating plants, providing natural covering and light dispersion for fish.
When setting up for float fishing, consider the specifics of your target species. For carp, a size 14 or 16 hook with around 6lb breaking strain line and a 12-grade Preston Innovations Hollo elastic can be ideal. The placement of sinkers and the choice of baits are also critical for successful float fishing. Remember, the techniques and tools used can vary significantly based on the fishing environment and the species targeted.