BAIT & FEED­ING

Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

“FOR bait, you can’t beat pel­lets, but we’re not yet at the time of year when ex­panders work. A hard banded 6mm pel­let is the best choice,” Jon said.

“I will feed 4mm pel­lets, and start with a small Fren­zee Soft Pot with a square cut out of the lid to stop the bait bounc­ing out when ship­ping. I’ll drip in a pot ev­ery time I go out and im­me­di­ately be­gin work­ing out the re­sponse of the fish. If I’m get­ting bites then I won’t change any­thing, but if I’m only get­ting the odd in­di­ca­tion, it tells me that pot­ting is not draw­ing the fish in quick enough and it’s time to change to loose­feed­ing.”

“I will loose­feed a few times be­fore ship­ping in be­cause it can be a wait­ing game of up to 15 min­utes for a bite, but what you will get is a good in­di­ca­tion that a carp is in the peg,” he re­vealed. “This may be a line bite or a sign of a fish on the sur­face. When it hap­pens, stand by as the float should go. I keep lift­ing and drop­ping the rig to in­ject move­ment into the bait as there’s no dan­ger of the fish com­ing up in the water as you’re not ladling in the bait as you would in sum­mer.”

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