You can’t afford to ignore meat – Steve Ringer
Match ace Steve Ringer reveals why luncheon meat is his number one commercial bait and how you can use it to catch more fish
IF I WAS forced to choose just one bait to use on commercials then it would be good old-fashioned luncheon meat! Over the years, it has caught me more fish than any other bait. Better still, it’s not only carp that will eat it – skimmers, F1s, tench and barbel all love the stuff. And the best news of all? As far as carp are concerned, it always tends to pick out a better stamp of fish.
Choosing the right cutter
I have three different cutters ters – a 4mm which I use for fish like e small skimmers and sometimes times as feed for F1s, a 6mm which is the size I use the most, t, and an 8mm for the bigger er cubes. My y 6mm cutter is an old one from Fisherman’s Friend tackle shop which actually produces meat cubes that are nearer 7mm. I have ve noticed that some 6mm cutters produce meat cubes smaller than 6mm, too small in fact, so it’s well worth checking if you’re buying a 6mm cutter that the cubes are of the correct claimed size. I use the bigger cubes more for rod and line work although there have been odd occasions when I’ve used them on the pole. This is normally the case when I’m targeting big carp at venues where double-figure fish are likely.
Steve uses three cutters – 4mm, 6mm and 8mm – to cover most situations