How often should I feed when fishing for carp down the edge? IAN FLETCHER, VIA EMAIL
The best thing is to let the number of bites dictate how you should be feeding. Some days you’ll need to feed after every fish, while on others it’s possible to catch several big carp before you need to introduce any more bait. Begin with a large pot of bait and when it’s time to fish the margins, wait until you get that first bite or indication. Drop in again and if you keep getting bites, there’s no need to put more bait in – but if nothing happens after the first fish you may need to introduce a little more feed. Often you can see fish moving in the shallow water so you’ll know if any fish are in the area. If you’re getting bites quickly, feed nothing – if nothing is happening, feed more!