FLOATING baits work incredibly well for big carp, but could I please urge those that use them to consider other anglers.
I was enjoying getting a few bites on a commercial when an angler a couple of pegs away started firing out pouchfuls of dog biscuits.
Inevitably, the breeze drifted most of them in my direction and before long every carp in my swim came to the surface, rendering my Method feeder attack useless.
The angler didn’t even apologise, and caught plenty of carp at everyone else’s expense. So please consider how floating baits might affect others before you use them. Marc Sinclair, Glossop IN THE early days of the Method feeder the groundbait around it had to be packed hard and sticky. Moulded into a ball it would stay like that on the bottom for ages.
Anyway, armed with a trayful of the stuff I turned up for a match at Castle Ashby in Northants as a practice for a knockout semi-final.
Unfortunately, I drew at the wrong end of the lake, as did the On Coarse with Dean Macey, Shed, Monday, August 15, 7am
Roach shallow on the pole, youtube.com/GoFishingOnline
Nash Urban Banx 8, youtube.com/nashtvchannel anglers opposite me and after a couple of hours we were biteless.
My lovingly-prepared groundbait sat forlornly in my tray and there was only one thing for it. Spotting my mate opposite, I thought this was the perfect time to test my accuracy with a catapult. I quickly made up four balls and rapid-fired them with my Whopper Dropper catty towards him 40 metres away.
The first nearly took his head off, the second and third landed inches from his rod-tip, and the fourth? Let’s just say it helped deposit the entire contents of his bait tray into the lake. Best part about it? He had no idea what was happening. Until now... Three groundbait bowls in a heavy duty waterproof material. The largest has a zipped top and the two smaller ones fit neatly inside.