How much feed?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

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.

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