During Durham County's match on the River Tees at Over Dinsdale, Mick Hinds of Belmont amassed 19lb of perch to stick float
and worm, to win from Martin Chapman with 15lb 2oz and Eddie McEvoy, who had 14lb 2oz.
Second place, with 12-12-0 of small chub and dace caught on waggler and stick float
with bronze maggots went to Kamasan Starlets team man Dave Harrell at unfancied Peg 32.
"I was using a stick float
with double caster on a size 14 hook, trotting along a stony bottom in metre deep water"Loose fed hemp seed and caster quickly drew the fish to the head of the swim and I hooked the first of 24 barbel."
An Odessa Gold 13ft match rod - a three-piece slimline cracker for river chubbing with a waggler or stick float
, great for lake carping, is the prize for the top-scoring coarse fish.
with maggot will probably be the favoured method, with graying and dace the target.
Jamie passes on some great advice on how to fish stick float
and waggler in swiftly-flowing water, as he puts together an impressive bag of silver fish.
Using stick float
fished maggot he landed no less than 11 chub, to weigh in an unbelievable 39lb near Darlington.
The roach, dace, chub and grayling are also being caught in good numbers with the best approach a stick float
with maggots as bait and fished in the faster water.
After a night when the temperature plunged to -4, the fish fell to stick float
, alternating between bronze and red.
Purists will want to tackle fast moving water where they can steer a well shot stick float
along a gravel glide, or flick a cob of legered bread under overhanging bushes in the hope of tempting a big chub.
Ken switched from his favourite stick float
tackle to a weighted leger rig and sent fresh worms and maggots to search the river bed for hideaways at Church Deeps, near Preston.
Robinson used a stick float
rig and Maizonnire used a pole set-up.