Why is cat­meat such a deadly carp catcher?

Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

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.

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