How do I use a bait drop­per?

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WHEN would you use a bait drop­per?

Clive Forbes, St Al­bans

A BAIT drop­per is a metal bowl­shaped de­vice with a lid swing­ing on a hinge and a weight at­tached to its base.

You fill it with feed, close the lid, at­tach your hook and ei­ther cast it or lower it in, al­low­ing the weight to hit the bot­tom, trig­ger­ing the lid to open and dis­trib­ute the con­tents.

This makes for ac­cu­racy of feed­ing in deep or fast-flow­ing wa­ter. You may be the most ac­cu­rate of an­glers when throw­ing in feed by hand but once in 10ft of wa­ter, it will spread out as it sinks across a wide area. Thus is no good if you are try­ing to keep things tight, es­pe­cially in win­ter.

A drop­per will put the feed in the same place each and ev­ery time.

A bait drop­per is a very ac­cu­rate feed­ing de­vice.

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