Are big pel­lets al­ways needed?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

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.

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