THE COACH

THIS WEEK: Change your Method ap­proach and keep catch­ing

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

THE days of lash­ing in the feed are gone for the year, and there is no bet­ter tac­tic for de­liv­er­ing a small par­cel of bait ac­cu­rately than the Method feeder.

A proven win­ner un­der al­most any con­di­tions, you’ll strug­gle to find a more con­sis­tent ap­proach at this time of year.

Mould­ing a few mi­cro pel­lets round the feeder and chuck­ing it out will pro­duce a few bites, but could a few tweaks keep up the hec­tic bag­ging pace you’ve ex­pe­ri­enced through­out sum­mer?

Shi­mano and Dy­na­mite Baits star Rob Woot­ton is adamant they will, and this week he re­veals the five dif­fer­ent Method feeder com­bi­na­tions that have kept the tip wrap­ping round.

GLUGGED PEL­LETS

“At this time of year there is still a tinge of colour in the wa­ter, so it re­ally is im­por­tant to make your bait stand out as much as pos­si­ble.

“A dash of flavour­ing on top of your pel­lets can do just that. This will seep off and linger in the area, with the scent that is re­leased draw­ing in fish from other pegs.

“There are lots of prod­ucts on the mar­ket that have an im­pres­sive track record for draw­ing in big carp.

“Dy­na­mite Baits’ Liq­uid Robin Red and Marine Hal­ibut Sea Salt liq­uids are among the best, in my ex­pe­ri­ence.”

GROUND­BAIT CON­TRAST

“We all strive to in­crease our catch rate, and us­ing a hook­bait that stands out a mile against a bed of ground­bait is the way to do just that.

“If the fish aren’t go­ing mad for the feed, they are likely to graze over the top of the Method feeder and pick off the odd morsel as op­posed to de­vour­ing the lot in one go.

“A bright hook­bait will be seen in­stantly and is likely to be that morsel they will pick up first.

A bright red mini boilie over green Dy­na­mite Baits Green Swim Stim is the per­fect ex­am­ple of a con­trast­ing com­bi­na­tion that has caught me stacks of fish over the years.”

GLOW­ING METHOD

“Once the colour drops out of the wa­ter, the fish will use sight more to find food and rely less on their sense of smell.

“When this hap­pens, a Method feeder packed with a bright and vi­brant bait will at­tract plenty of bites.

“Dy­na­mite Baits Swim Stim Krill ground­bait is bright orange, and fits the bill per­fectly.

“Mi­cro pel­lets can be added to the ground­bait if you feel the fish have an ap­petite for a big­ger meal

on the day.”

GROUND­BAIT/ PEL­LET COMBO

“Ir­re­spec­tive of whether ground­bait or pel­lets is bet­ter on the Method, there are times where putting the two to­gether is the best thing you can do.

“The ground­bait cre­ates a cloud on the bot­tom, while the pel­lets are an ex­tra food source. The com­bi­na­tion also sticks to­gether well when cast­ing long dis­tances.”

BREAD METHOD FEEDER

“A bread hook­bait amid a pile of pel­let loose­feed is deadly. The fish will slurp a few pel­lets up and take the bread in at the same time, be­cause it is so light.

“I like to use two or three 8mm punched bread discs on a hair rig at this time of year.”

Five great ways of adapt­ing your Method feed as the wa­ter cools.

Bright baits work well when the colour drops out of the wa­ter.

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