What is slop for fishing shallow and how can I make it?
I’VE read about anglers using slop for catching carp and F1s shallow. What is slop, and how do I make it?
Geoff Searle, Wraysbury
SLOP can take a few forms, either groundbait or additives that cloud once in the water. Fishery rules and personal choice will decide which one you use.
If you opt for groundbait then you want to pick a very fine, dry mix and add lots of water to it, ending up with a runny mix that can just be formed into a ball and thrown around 6m out. It should hit the surface and break up into a large cloud in which F1s and carp will investigate.
If groundbait is banned, look at an additive such as Sensas Tracix, a fine powdered clay.
Add it to particles including casters, soaked micro pellets or finely-chopped worm, plus a little water, and roll this into a sloppy ball. Again you’ll get a great cloud full of feed that the fish will love, although you may catch slightly deeper fishing this way.