FOR National Sausage Week (October 31 – November 6), Angler’s Mail tapped up our old mate Martin James. He not only likes eating ’em, he fishes with ’em too.
The veteran BBC RadioLancashire fishing presenter, who hosts the weekly At The Water’s Edge show, revealed how he was planning to fish with sausage during National Fishing Week…
‘If the rivers are low I will be fishing the bait without any weight, allowing it to roll down the swim,’ said Martin.
‘This idea is working well on the River Kennet. In fact last Tuesday I even had a mirror carp estimated at about 18 lb.
‘In high water I fish sausage meat paste before I try any other bait. I have used sausage paste since the 1940’s, it’s a bait my granddad used a lot for tench.
‘A good tip. Bait a size 4 hook with a chunk of crust then mould sausage paste around the crust. This will give you a nicely balanced bait which will also counteract the weight of the hook,’ added Martin.