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

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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

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