I generally use Korum Mesh Feeders for my big-river barbel fishing, and will carry a range of weights and sizes to give me options on the bank. Sometimes you’ll find you need to feed more bait, at which point bigger feeders are the order of the day, while at other times it can pay to cut back so having smaller feeders to hand is vital, especially on pressured venues. Different weight feeders also allow you to cope with the different levels of flow on the river. These Korum Mesh Feeders feature a large, low-profile base weight to help them hug the bottom. They also have a decent-sized mesh on them which ensures the bait is actually released into the swim – there’s no point reeling in to find there’s still bait in the feeder because it can’t escape through narrow-gauge mesh! I’ll be talking about feeder choices in a bit more detail next week.