Are big pellets always needed?
DO YOU always have to use big pellets for carp on commercial fisheries?
Mike Cook, Atherstone
THE vogue in summer is to go big with 8mm or 10mm hard pellets to pick out the biggest carp, but when things are not going to plan, reverting back to a smaller pellet can do the trick.
This can be as small as a 4mm bait, which will look more natural and less suspicious to fish in the water than a big pellet.
Take a selection of sizes, beginning with a big bait, but be prepared to change around depending on the response of the fish.
Also, don’t forget expander pellets. These offer the carp something very different in terms of texture and weight than a hard pellet will. Again, begin with a big expander but be prepared to scale down if needed.