How much feed?
WHEN should I top up with groundbait when fishing for roach and skimmers?
Clive Tait, Loughborough
NEVER put in another ball on top of feeding fish! When bites tail off, pop in another ball and if nothing happens after this, put in another after 20 minutes – this sets the pattern for the day if you are fishing for skimmers.
You may get an initial flurry of bites from that opening hit of bait before it goes dead. The fish are still there but they’re not feeding positively, so give them another ball to get a few to move back over the feed. You can expect to catch two or three fish or get half a dozen indications before you need to feed again.
HOW much chopped worm should I feed for canal perch?
Dave Blackburn, Basildon
START with two lobworms and 10 finely chopped dendra worms with 20-odd casters.
Fish until bites dry up, which tells that you’ve caught all the perch in the area. Feed the same amount again, rest the swim and return.
More fish should have moved in and you then repeat the process of fishing it out. If you need to wait five minutes for a bite, fish elsewhere, as it shows that no perch are at home.
Choppy should get instant results if any perch are in the swim. If not, move on.