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Feeding - Why, what, where, when, how

I can not tell you how to feed. There are just too many variables. But I can some general principles, ideas and tips that can help explain.

For me there is one golden rule about food: -.

Never feed without understanding what it is you are trying to achieve
always understand why you're feeding you feed and when, where, how to feed.

to explain that it may be easier to give a few examples of what I see as poor feeding technique and go from there.

As was the next witness at a local club more, part of the Wellingborough Nene AC waters. "Cotton Mill" was dug as a commercial style hose / duct. 13M wide average of forty pins (plus five handicapped stalls in the car park) around an island. From above it looks like a compressed / stretched kidney shape. Stocking with carp to the odd 10-11 pound fish (average's 2-3lb 4-8s but enough to keep you interested) and numerous cashes including some crucians to two pounds.

My usual acumen in a pleasure session is to fish around 8 meters and micro feed & # 39; s or four mil regularly by a Tosspot keep everything tight. In pleasure sessions I'm too lazy to address the needs of the 14m pole to fish the other bank and will often fish with a pellet feeder. Margins can also give good sport and produce the larger fish. Here I just drip some pellets and corn.

Anyway - Bad Feeding 1 - While fishing I heard that unmistakable sound of someone a few pins along feeding a handful of corn. As I watched, he fed two or three handfuls for its float that was just beyond the end of his rod tip. He lifted the float and I could see he was fishing about 2-3 ft deep. Problem for me is that at that point the lake is five feet deep.

I can remember fishing corn to half the depth on two occasions. Both were in the far bank margin and the fish had me evidence that they made the interception of my small amount of corn feed pelagic. So while I see it as a legitimate tactic used as little feeding I had seen not match fishing with depth. Three handfuls of corn would, for me, up the fish on the deck so the best would have been to fish the full depth or feed one or two grains of regular or even liquidised corn if you want to target pelagic.

Bad Feeding 2 - Two boys turned up with chairs and "carp" gear and went himself a few pins from me. Next thing I heard was a swoosh as one of them began to throw in a pre-prepared seed mixture. I think it is done by Dynamite and comes in large "Sweety" type jars with screw caps. This guy broadcast at least six handfulls of this mixture over the distant half of his swim and then moved on to the same to his partner do it. Now, consider that he probably just a carpeted area has about twenty meters wide and six and a half across, which is 130 square meters.

This can moor a legitimate tactic in some large carp as may be only a half-dozen copy and called Carp and you're willing to wait 48 hours for a snack, not being a "carp" angler I can be & # 39; t be sure. Cotton Mill but all I see it as doing is allowing the fish to possibly mop 130 square meters of fodder for finding your single hook bait. Remember, my bait is in a fed area of ​​probably no more than one square foot. it is no wonder that I caught me and they erased

Bad Feeding 3 -. Actually, no power at all. A boy threw up beside me one day (more was virtually empty, but he still decided to sit on the next peg - go figure) and fished the pellet Waggler. Again a legitimate tactic though one I see no need for it anymore. He fished for three hours without feeding a single thing, but threw the float around swimming. Yes, he picked up two stray fish. But one of the fundamental requirements of pellet Waggler fish, feed, feed. Perhaps not much, and often, but regularly. Others may find occasions when they have seen the pellet Waggler score without feeding, I can not remember.

In each of the above examples was legitimate each tactic and all of the feeding methods of their day. But none of the cases has the power corresponding to the tactics and so when I witnessed, but very few fish were caught.

So what can I say that will help? First consider -

Why Feed

The simple answer is "To attract fish in your swim and hold them there." Correct, but not the whole answer. Carpet 130 square meters of bait will do that, but we try to catch the fish, not just to feed them. That's what his garden ponds. So the whole answer is that we try to get fish in a position where they have confidence to take our bait and the right place to do so without delay.

Fish are wild animals and of course have a survival instinct that means they are wary of everything seems to be strange. They understand their surroundings and know when something is odd and therefore potentially dangerous. If we think that a fish can not see our hooks and line, we have been deceived. While a fish not be able to understand how our terminal tackle it is still an odd presence in their environment, and therefore something to be avoided. So we need to overcome one way or another that helps natural caution and nutrition.

A sure fire way to draw fish to ignore danger is to create competition. The need to eat can overcome the fear of something does not look good. This was demonstrated nearly fifty years ago for me. I started fishing as a boy on holiday in Scotland fishing a small, crystal-clear trout stream. One day I discovered the biggest trout I had seen under an overhanging tree. For days I would cast him a worm ball trundle along, let it sit in the front and sometimes it bounces out of his nose. All he did was contemptuously to move a few inches to one side. Then one day, the worm sitting on the deck about two feet before I saw an eel out of the leaf litter under the direction and trout worm. In about two seconds lap Trout forward, picked up the worm and then exploded out of the water when I hit. He threw the hook and was never gone to be seen again.

That trout knew there was something wrong with my worm (the extent to six hook and cluster-like lines have been) and would never have touched. Until, that is, he is likely to lose another fish. Competition for food will forget a fish caution. Our diet should. We need to attract enough fish in the swim that create competition. But we do not want to overfeed.

What to feed? (And how much)

Really two schools of thought here. Feed you fish on the hook so that the fish get used to the bait and will take the bait with confidence. Fish or anything else on the hook for what you feed it, so it stands out and fish can concentrate.

I think I do both. You can never say on a given day, what the fish so you will want to experiment.

In a match in August 2013 to have my first recovering in hospital from a brain hemorrhage, I was not able to get much more than four sections of pole too long so focused on margins. This was Horseshoe Lake Decoy & # 39; s where I do well in the margins anyway. It was a frustrating first few hours as I took the strange fish, but not big enough or often enough to challenge. I feed pellet in the margin and finally tried the introduction of only 6 grains. This led almost immediately to a much larger fish and I was catching them sooner. I ended up with 103lb 18LB only fourth behind the winner.

I can not explain why fish can afford to be choosy and respond better to one ace instead of another. But we do not know why this is happening, only that it does. So if you do not catch you experiment with other bait on both the hook and more important is what feeds you. By all means start with what you trust and believe will work. If it does not then willing to change. Change bait, amounts change.

How to raise a given time is also a subject for experiments. You can not just throw and nourish while the last time you went fishing hall. Circumstances change, the fish have different moods, so you have to be flexible. I wear some homemade toss pots for pole. There are different sizes, so that I can control the amount I enter the size of the pot. Sometimes the fish want a carpet of bait on which to graze, other times it will drive them and you have to feed sparingly but regularly. There are no guidelines. But you have to recognize the signals. As the fish and you get no bites for a while after feeding then you need to cut back on your feed to cut or to feed less often, but heavy and fish when the fish return before feeding another potfull again. If you bite off almost immediately at the beginning and the tail you need to feed more frequently and / or heavier.

As a general rule, more fish bait in the summer will want in the colder months. But I've January / February days known when I started feeding sparingly yet at the end of the day you feed a big stew made regular use of three pints pellet as the fish grew more and more confident. And this will change from day to day and fishery to fishery products. So you need to feel your way in each session and to adapt to the responses of the fish.

Where should I give?

Strange probably not a food question at all but one knowledge about water, sanitary conditions and up. Most of the time, we will be fished some of the water to know and have a good understanding of where the fish are likely to be found. It seems logical to feed me where the fish want rather than trying to force them elsewhere. You would not expect the dinner are served in the bathroom. You can eat there, but you would not be comfortable and may want to come out soon.

You should also think about how you want to fish and terms. For example, to pellet dead fish at depth than you really need to find a flat area. But if the soil is very silty it may find worth a slope that is clean and easy for the fish will find your bait.

One reason I pole fishing is that I love the accuracy. So in the conduct I find a real good bench marker or even reflection on the water and make sure I perform the same spot every time. Although sometimes with species such as bream can afford to widen the field a bit, especially with an initial bombardment groundbait like to graze as bream and can in large schools. But even if you are tight perform one place the active fish will move your feed, so no need for you to do it.

When a drag on the water you may find that you bites "down tow" from where you feed. Do not try and follow this with your next diet as the fish will move if the tow the bait away. Always feed to the same spot and let the fish settle tow.

When to feed?

This is really question the $ 64 million. Re-feeding too soon can scare the fish and also reduce the chances of the fish selecting your hook bait. Too late and the fish love the sense of a blank spell drifted until they return. You probably will not this right away. It is only by experimenting on the day you get the right frequency. Essentially what we're trying to do is to replace the food at the same rate as it is consumed by fish. Also, a number of daily and change during the day. It is the angler that these changes senses and responds to them so fast that it will do well. It is the change in the rhythm of the bites and how this changes as you feed sensing.

This is also the reason why I like to feed two, three, even four places in my swimming. That gives me the opportunity to feed all different, different amounts, bait and speed and then evaluate how the fish react. On the day I can one or two spots to outdo the other and will gradually concentrate my efforts there.

Two broad guidelines already exist. Little and often can bring the fish in the water. Whether you want this down to how you plan to catch the day. Or you can feed a lot at once and hopefully pin the fish down on the deck.

How do you feed?

Hand, catapult, pole pot feeder? All are methods available to us and each has its purpose and day. Three examples may help explain from my own experience.

Match 1 - on the River Lee in Broxbourne & # 39; s Crown stretch. Famous in those days (80) for its chub. The far bank has houses with gardens to the edge of the water. Many have scaffolding that make an ideal home for the chub. A wag and may approach was driving the usual tactics of the float along the edge of the staging or moored boat. On this day I pulled a good pen and spent the first hour on the Waggler catapult maggots no avail. I then threw a maggot feeder on and in the next hour had two gudgeon. Back at the Waggler and suddenly I was taking chub. Won the match with 8-9 fish for about 24 lb. Something about depositing a feeder full of maggots regularly brought the fish to play. I still do not understand why

Match 2 -. Cedar lake and I Decoy & # 39; s had a corner pin with a tantalizing margin of just over Topkit away. Easily fed by hand and that's what I did for the first hour. This yielded only four fish despite the signs of which there is plenty in swimming. A switch to feeding changed by a Tosspot things and I started to catch regularly. The difference was, I think, that the Tosspot concentrated feeds in one place and thus brought the fish to my hook bait. Feeding the Hand allowed to distribute the bait too far and if fish were all over the shop and not homing in on my bait. I ended the second day with 124lb

Match 3 -. Holly Farm, Moby more. A small knock-up. Started feeding pellet and had plenty of fizz and little fish. A switch to dumping in a stew of corn stopped the fizz and brought fish to 10 pounds. I doubled the second weight around 55lb. Others were feeding corn, but not catch. Difference was I was cupping in while throwing. I am inclined to think that the large number of silvers in the lake were able to intercept the throw corn as it was distributed while my stew concentrated mainly reached the deck and so placed on the carp.

So how do you feed can make a big difference


There are times when all logic and careful planning and implementation simply do not work. A few years ago I fished a two-day match in Kilworth Sticks fishing, two games on two lakes. A portion of each lake and swapping to the other more on day 2. Day one saw me on the fifth course Curran & # 39; s. Happy if I was against some very good fishermen. Day 2 Buffalo loop and with an hour to go I got my ass kicked off the next peg and was probably the last of the lake. Out of desperation I just dumped a huge stew of corn and pellets under a bush on the island bench opposite (Plan X). Inside I had landed two seven-pound carp fifteen / twenty minutes. I have more and won the fourth over the two days of picking up a bit of money and a new pellet Waggler rod.

Finally, I can only repeat what I started to say. Always feed with one goal in mind, never just throw aimlessly in bait. Look out for the signs of the fish what they want on the day. Experiment if things do not work or you think they can be improved. Do not be afraid to do something different, but always understand why you are doing.

Listen to the fish, they do not read books and is totally illogical as a result.

Feeding is an art form and there are very few artists. The rest of us have to work hard at getting it right. But the good and the rewards are well worth it.

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