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SLOPPY GROUND­BAIT FOR SMALL FISH

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

On the third day of the Pairs I was on the Pump­house sec­tion of Lough Scurr, which is a great area but very shal­low and some­where the fish can eas­ily be spooked.

Here I found it best to feed very sloppy ground­bait to put a cloud in the wa­ter. This kept the fish where I wanted them. To cre­ate the cloud I sim­ply over­wet­ted my ground­bait and added lots of finely chopped worms and a few cast­ers. I then fed a ball with every fish or two.

The se­cret seemed to be to get the ball to dis­perse as soon as it hit the wa­ter, which il­lus­trates just how sloppy the ground­bait had to be.

Within the cloud it­self, the stamp of fish was very mixed, but if I fished just past the feed then the stamp was a lot bet­ter. As a re­sult of this I fin­ished up feed­ing a me­tre short of my float, which worked a treat.

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