What’s the antidote to pesky eels?
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.