Why is catmeat such a deadly carp catcher?
WHEN does catmeat work, and how do you use it?
Stewart Young, Devizes
CATMEAT in tins has been developed into a very effective spring carp bait on commercial fisheries.
One of the main benefits of catmeat over luncheon meat is that it’s very soft and so more to the liking of feeding fish. It’s also supplied in its own gravy, that gives off an oily slick. The chunks can be quite big, making them a satisfying meal for a feeding carp.
Because of this, catmeat is an out-and-out big-fish bait, and due Try dusting catmeat to give it extra appeal on hard-fished waters.
to its softness, cannot strictly be fished on rod and line tactics.
The key approach for catmeat is to fish it in the margins or at short range on the pole in conjunction with pellet and corn loosefeed. Sometimes, rolling the meat in dry groundbait, known as ‘dusting’, can make a real difference, especially on hard-fished waters.