STEVE RINGER: STILLWATER SECRETS
What tends to happen is that I will feed, lower the float on top of the feed and then, for the first 30 seconds, I will get lots of indications and hopefully a bite.
If I’ve not had a bite in that time, and I’m getting fewer indications, this tells me the bait has gone and after two minutes it’s time to refeed.
It can pay to alter your feeding pattern too, especially if you know there are a lot of fish in your swim.
A trick I use a lot for this type of fishing is that rather than shipping out and emptying the pot straight away, as tends to be the norm, I will ship out, lower the rig in and let it fish for 10 seconds.
Quite often this will get me a fish instantly. As soon as I lift into a fish I will tip the pole to release the contents of the pot.
Of course, if I don’t get a bite I simply feed after 10 seconds anyway.
What tends to happen is that when you ship back you will see fish where you have been fishing because suddenly there isn’t a pole over their heads.
When you ship back out a lot of these fish will vanish, but by going straight back in without feeding, more often than not you can pick the odd one off.