What’s the an­ti­dote to pesky eels?

Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

I’VE been tar­get­ing bream in my lo­cal drain us­ing worm and caster, but am be­ing plagued by eels. Is there a bait that bream will eat but eels won’t?

Chris Jan­ning­ton, Brigg

IF there are lots of eels present, you may have to face facts and change your feed. Cast­ers are still vi­tal be­cause bream adore them, and dead mag­gots are also worth try­ing. These don’t wrig­gle, and so aren’t likely to be picked out by an eel as eas­ily as a live one.

A few grains of corn can do the world of good and help to pull in big­ger bream, while mi­cro pel­lets are a su­per feed, even on wa­ters that may not have seen them be­fore – bream have a nat­u­ral lik­ing for the fishy smell of pel­lets.

A good ploy may be to feed three dif­fer­ent ar­eas of the swim but use dif­fer­ent feeds, so one spot can Pel­let and corn – al­ter­na­tive feed.

have chopped worm and caster, an­other pel­let and corn and the third, corn and cast­ers, all fed with a lit­tle ground­bait of course. You’ll soon work out which is best.

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