Pellet or Method up to an island?
PELLET or Method feeder – which is better for fishing up to an island?
Paul Frobisher, Golborne
EITHER, to be honest! A Method feeder does allow the fish to approach the bait and find it from any angle, while a pellet feeder (below) will let carp get at the bait only from the open end. However, if you are fishing up to an island, it is highly unlikely that a fish will swim from behind the feeder anyway.
With a Method feeder you can add groundbait to the micro pellets or leaving the hookbait showing on top of the ball of feed. A pellet feeder works when bites are scarce and you want to leave the feeder out for up to five minutes. Begin on the Method but if things are slow, switch to a pellet feeder.