PELLETS OR GROUNDBAIT?
ONE of the questions I’m always asked as the weather turns concerns the best bait to put on a Method or Hybrid feeder.
In the cold I don’t think that pellets can be beaten. Groundbait, while deadly in the summer, just doesn’t have the same pulling power in the cold.
This choice really highlights one of the finer details to my fishing that most anglers may miss – and that’s using a mix of pellet types on the feeder.
Where allowed I always use Ringers Method Micros, which are a mix of several different coarse pellets. This means that the mix is easy to soak, sticks to the feeder, and breaks down quickly too.
It’s hard to get one pellet that does everything you want, but by mixing two or more you can achieve the perfect mix.
I also prefer coarse pellets in the cold because their low oil content means that they are easier for the carp to digest.
I use a combination of different sized pellets for the perfect mix.