Depending on water temperature, there will always be a depth at which fish prefer to feed. At Bough Beech in late September, from experimenting ourselves, observing other anglers’ results and asking around, we determined that this would be between 25-30 ft for bream and skimmers and 8-12 ft for roach. Careful plumbing, casting heavy bombs on line clips at measurable distances, revealed the bream area as between 50-60 m on most pegs and 18-25 m for the roach line.
A COMBINATION of factors helped me to win the Feeder Masters title, including of course drawing two good pegs. You can’t win from bad draws, but you’ve still got to catch them!
Here are my five main tips from the Final, to help any angler fishing big lakes for bream and roach… ■ Your chosen feeder should cast accurately and deliver the right amount of bait.