What’s the knack to feeding nothing?
EXPERTS at my favourite fishery catch lots of carp on the waggler close to an island but don’t feed a thing – how does this work?
Paul Fulton, Burgess Hill
RIGHT now fish will start to shoal up and you need to place the bait in front of them rather than drawn them in.
Cast a loaded waggler with no shot close to the island and allow the hookbait 20-30 seconds to sink. If you get no response, quickly twitch the bait and if the float still doesn’t move, recast. Make sure you feed absolutely nothing or you’ll reduce your chances of your hookbait being taken.
The idea is to put the hookbait directly in front of the mouth of a carp, and if you are on a large shoal, this won’t take long at all.
Let the bait sink under a loaded waggler.