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10 Match, Float and Coarse Fishing Guidelines, Tips and Hints

Written by: Catchmefishing
Date:  June 21, 2021 

Coarse, Match and Float Fishing Tips

Welcome back to my fellow anglers and fisherman alike!

This time on "the quick 10 tips" we have 10 Match, Float and Coarse Fishing Tips, Tricks and Hints to help you out. Helping you beginners and even experts to gain some knowledge! Learning new things is fun, you can always learn new things even as an expert!

Previously we have done 10 tips for Bass and Carp fishing, which links can be found to them at the end of this post.


Ok! let's get started then, here are my 10 quick coarse fishing tips... 🙂

    • Pick a venue that has lots of fish! I know how this sounds... but picking a venue with lots of fish gives you the chance to catch more fish. People new to fishing can have a very small attention fresh hold and it can become boring very quick if you are not catching. Keep your eye out at the top of the water when you visit the venue for bubbles and jumping fish. This will indicate the waters are stocked with plenty of fish. Ask people how they are doing also.
    • Use a rod that is from 10ft upwards and try to stay away from very short rods to start with. Longer rods will really help with casting and striking when a fish bites.
    • Make sure when you fill your reel with the line that it reaches the lip of the spool. Under-filled reels cause friction, making it harder to cast.

    • Use between 3 - 8lb line. Going higher than 8lb will make it extremely hard to cast when using a light and small float.
    • Use inserted wagglers on still calm waters. Weight it with shot weights so it's just to the tip and the main shaft is under water. This will make bites look more dramatic and the fish will not feel the resistance as much.
    • Place 2/3 of the shot weights around the float. Space the remaining weight down the line, placing the smallest shot nearest to the hook. Space the shot weight out every couple of feet.
    • Always plumb your depth if you are going to be fishing on the bottom. You will notice more bites and in turn more fish if you are on the bottom properly!


5. If you are trying way too hard to cast and it's taking a lot of effort, check your line is level with the spool lip on your reel. Also, make sure your float is not too light and replace with a [easyazon_link identifier="B006W7VK9U" locale="UK" tag="catchmefi-21" cloak="y"]heavier float[/easyazon_link] to help with casting.

  1. Use straight wagglers when you need a bit extra stability on a windy day or the water is not calm.
  2. Pay close attention to fish bites and float movements. Shy fish might play with your bait and you could strike too early, Like bigger fish. Smaller fish might need a fast reaction to catch the fish. Observe and practice is the key, testing your striking times to perfection.

If you follow these 10 coarse fishing tips, you are going to be on to a flyer! All your friends will be wondering how you caught so many fish and you will look like a pro! 🙂

Other previous 10 quick fishing tips and tricks

10 Carp Fishing Tips and Tricks

10 Bass Fishing Tips, Tricks And Pointers

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