What’s the se­cret to a bag on the bomb and pel­let?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

I RARELY get bites on bomb and pel­let on commercials. What am I do­ing wrong?

Derek Cote­man, Hull

THE bomb and pel­let is un­beat­able on a lot of waters at this time of year but you have to keep very busy if you want to make the most of it.

Clip­ping up is im­por­tant on a tac­tic like the Method, but on the bomb you want to ex­plore plenty of wa­ter, and pin­point ac­cu­racy isn’t that im­por­tant.

The fish are at­tracted to the noise, so reg­u­lar feed­ing over the top of where your rig has landed is vi­tal.

Aim to fire out five 8mm pel­lets ev­ery 30 sec­onds and don’t let that rhythm break all day long.

Reg­u­lar cast­ing can also score heav­ily, and some of the best an­glers won’t think twice about cast­ing ev­ery cou­ple of min­utes to make ex­tra noise that draws in the fish.

Use 6lb main­line and a 0.16mm or 0.18mm hook­length to a size 16 hook for carp to dou­ble fig­ures.

A banded 8mm pel­let is usu­ally the best hook­bait.

Reg­u­lar feed­ing is es­sen­tial for this tac­tic.

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