Luderick fishing is simple provided you observe a few details closely. One of these details is the use of an appropriate float. A float is required to suspend a bait at the depth where the fish are feeding, it then provides a bite indicator and finally it allows time for the bait to be swallowed and for a hook to be set.

Stopper

Floats come in all sizes and shapes, some people even like to use small bobby corks and eggbeaters to target luderick. I prefer to use a centrepin reel for reasons spelt out in this article. When you use a centrepin it's only natural that you use a long stemmed float. Apart from anything else, a stemmed float gives you some weight to cast when using the centrepin. Stemmed floats can also give you stability in rough water conditions and windy conditions, they drift nicely in a current and can be very visible in all conditions.

I have described in Luderick 101 - Rigging Up, the gear required to catch luderick and illustrated a simple way to rig a float. In that article I also described the types of bait required. In an article yet to be written I will attempt to describe how to cast a centrepin. In the meantime you may want to have a look at this link or this one

hold reel

Photo shows the grip on rod, tucked under arm the reel sits so that full control can be achieved with the left hand of line and spool

 This article will describe line maintenance, knowing when to strike,  and how to go about it.