‘Tea bag’ time for top results
TEN years ago I became the first match angler at Gold Valley to use PVA mesh bags.
Having first checked with fishery owner John Raison that the tactic would be allowed, it very quickly brought me some good results. Whether anyone had tried it in matches elsewhere I don’t know, but the first two people I mentioned it to were Jimmy Bullard, when he first moved to Fulham and started to fish Gold, and Steve Ringer.
I know Steve told his father Geoff, who had instant success at Earlswood Reservoirs.
Since then the ‘tea bag’ has become standard fare but, as ever, the experts have given it their own twist. Such was the case with Steve Ringer’s article on using tiny bags for big carp.
This is a bit of an anomaly really because, especially in winter, the bigger carp on many venues tend to fall for much less loosefeed or groundbait, or even none at all.
Obviously they didn’t get bigger by eating less, so why should this minimalist approach work? Answers on a postcard...
Why do tiny ‘tea bags’ work so well?