Float fishing vs. float ledgering?

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Re: Float fishing vs. float ledgering?

Post by Chevin » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:37 pm

No Locking shot on the float, no tell shot required. :Thumb:

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Re: Float fishing vs. float ledgering?

Post by Michael » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:22 pm

Chevin wrote:No Locking shot on the float, no tell shot required. :Thumb:

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Something about those diagrams in JWs books which I like......
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Re: Float fishing vs. float ledgering?

Post by Snape » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:48 pm

Merlot wrote:Something about those diagrams in JWs books which I like......
Yes I really like that John Wilson book. Great diagrams. :Thumb:
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Re: Float fishing vs. float ledgering?

Post by Julian » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:54 pm

Fred j Taylor writes in detail about the lift method in his book fishing for tench, where he and his brother ken and cousin Joe, and some of the time with Dick walker with them as well, all used it together extensively for catching large numbers of (what were then ) large tench at Wotton Underwood in the late 50' s and 60's . The method had been used before but until then no one had used it so extensively and successfully.
Their normal method was to fish with a piece of peacock quill and a single shot - normally a swan shot one inch from the hook.
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Re: Float fishing vs. float ledgering?

Post by JerryC » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:16 pm

Julian, the lift method had been used very successfully by the Lee roach anglers for many years and because of it’s success, and the fact that they also caught tench, Fred J noted, used and popularised it from around the mid 50’s. Prior to that it was pretty much confined to the Lee valley and my late father remembered it from the 1920’s and it was probably being used for many years before that.
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Re: Float fishing vs. float ledgering?

Post by Julian » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:22 pm

JerryC wrote:Julian, the lift method had been used very successfully by the Lee roach anglers for many years and because of it’s success, and the fact that they also caught tench, Fred J noted, used and popularised it from around the mid 50’s. Prior to that it was pretty much confined to the Lee valley and my late father remembered it from the 1920’s and it was probably being used for many years before that.

I was more or less quoting what it says in FJTs book - but I think they were meaning that no one had spent a huge amount of time catching large numbers of tench prior to then - it does mention about it already being used for catching roach for a long time
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Re: Float fishing vs. float ledgering?

Post by ExeAngler » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:36 am

Jeff Hatt and few other anglers around the Coventry area use the lift method for big Roach on the canals. I have been reading about it on Jeff's blog - idler's quest. I is not something I have tried but will take a look into it.

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Re: Float fishing vs. float ledgering?

Post by Yorky Angler » Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:29 pm

The John Wilson book that the diagrams are taken from, which book is it please ? Still available ?

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Re: Float fishing vs. float ledgering?

Post by Fred » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:02 pm

In Fred J Taylor’s book Fishing for Tench, he explains how he developed he
Lift method and how he first see it used for Roach fishing back in the 50’s
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