SO, ARE CARP PICKY ABOUT METHOD HOOKBAITS?

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

LAST week I men­tioned my ‘char­ac­ter’ carp from a Ger­rards Cross club wa­ter. I had seven in all, six of them on Dren­nan Ban­dit hooker boilies and just one on a pel­let. This week I re­turned to the same lake – same swim, very sim­i­lar con­di­tions – and caught seven more, the best three all mid-dou­bles. I fished the same style, al­ter­nat­ing be­tween sticky pel­lets

Can fish re­ally know what bait’s buried in­side a Method feeder? and ground­bait on the feeder and Spomb­ing over the top. Af­ter a bite­less two hours I changed from a Ban­dit to a pel­let and five min­utes later the tip went round. A switch back to a lit­tle boilie and yet again noth­ing hap­pened. I was in­trigued, so I went back to a pel­let and had an­other fish very soon af­ter.

I spoke to Roy Mar­low the day be­fore and he’d had some­thing still more bizarre hap­pen at his Glebe Fish­ery. Fish­ing a mem­bers’ match he had just two carp and very few signs, but he changed his ground­bait mix, had an in­stant re­sponse and fin­ished with 130lb!

In some ways I can un­der­stand that, but I was fish­ing a Method feeder with the hook­bait buried. I didn’t think it would mat­ter, but I was wrong... again!

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