Feeding advice for autumn?
Gauging how many fish are in the swim is key to success
HOW should I change my feeding for autumn? I’m fishing a commercial for carp, F1s and skimmers.
DRAMATIC temperature fluctuations can trigger changes in how fish feed on commercials, but if the cool-down is gradual, as is currently the case, then these changes should be much slower and you can still feed a reasonable amount of bait. However, dumping in pots of bait on the pole or blasting in pouches of loosefeed won’t bring much of a response. Feed needs to be introduced more precisely to keep the bites coming. Pellets and corn are the two best baits for autumn carp, but go easy at the start with just half a large cup if fishing the pole or a couple of pouchfuls on the waggler. Whereas in summer you could regularly top up the peg, at this time of year you need to judge how many fish are in the swim and what size they are. Under no circumstances should you pile the feed in to make something happen! Precision is vital as the fish won’t be wandering about too much looking for a meal. On the pole, line up your feeding with a marker so you know it’s going in the same place every time. Remember - feed to your bites. The more you are getting means the more that can be fed!
“Pellets and corn are the two best baits for autumn carp, but go easy at the start”