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A Beginner’s Guide to Feeder Fishing

A Beginner's Guide to Feeder Fishing Designed to release bait with deadly accuracy, swim feeders attract fish to your hook and help you to land bottom feeders such as bream, tench and carp. Here's how... BASIC TYPES FEEDER OF SWIM Choose your swim feeder based on your location. Each style lends itself to different types of bait. THE THE THE THE BLOCKEND OPEN-END CAGE МЕТНOD FEEDER FEEDER FEEDER FEEDER Fill with Maggots. Fill with Fill with Fill with Special sticky 'method mix' or add egg to your usual crumb. Crumb mix. Crumb mix. Mashed bread Strengths Very accurate, slow release of Strengths Accurate way to introduce works well too. Strengths Releases groundbait quickly. bait. groundbait to Strengths Almost Where your swim. River or stillwater Where foolproof. Large sizes hold in a Where Shallow water Where current Commercial carp waters WHICH SWIM FEEDER TO CHOOSE The conditions will often determine which feeder to use. WATER SHALLOW contents released quickly CAGE FEEDER CALM WATER WATER RUNNING contents escape sporadically END DEEP WATER SMALL OCKEND FEEDE ОPEN Use a fairly sticky mix that will disperse on the bottom rather than mid-water LARGE FEEDER OPEN-ENDED 0° CHOOSE YOUR TACKLE Now choose your rod and tackle. Most feeder fishing is done with a quiver tip rod - the one with the brightly coloured tip section to help spot the bites. 20 30 40 50 60 70 YARDS STO 4-6 LB small blockend LIGHT FEEDER ROD feeder 7- 10FT 4-6 LB LINE medium MEDIUM cage feeder FEEDER ROD 10 - 13FT large method 8-10 LB LINE feeder shock leader: HEAVY/ МЕТНOD FEEDER ROD thicker line for last few yards to prevent breaking Most feeder rods come with two or three interchangeable tips. The finest tips are best for calm conditions and shy biting species like roach. Thicker tips are better for stronger currents and windy or rough conditions. Tip FEEDER RIGS Swim feeders are great for introducing feed to the fish, with your hook bait lingering enticingly nearby. These three rigs should cover most species. 1. RUNNING FEEDER, LONGER HOOK-LINK The classic feeder rig. Try anywhere from gravel pits to rivers, all year round. Target fish: roach, dace, bream, tench Longer tail gives slower fall of bait - better for weedy bottom / shy biting fish or bites on the drop Swivel Plastic bead Longer hook length (3-5 lbs) Small strong hook 000 size 10 - 16 Cage feeder gives attractive cloud in shallow water If fish are shy or the water is weedy, a longer hook-link (up to 4ft) helps the bait settle delicately without digging into the bottom. Tip 2. SEMI-FIXED FEEDER, SHORT HOOK-LINK Most often used for commercial fisheries, carp lakes and natural waters with a good head of bigger fish. Excellent for larger fish on all waters. Target fish: bigger fish like carp, tench, bream, barbel Sticky groundbait, should stay in feeder until disturbed Hookbait can be buried Ultra short hook link (2-4") maximises hook ups inside the method ball or left hanging just clear Never set up so that the hook link is permanently fixed in place and could tether a fish. The feeder should always slide free under greater pressure. 3. THE 'IN-BETWEEN' RIG (RUNNING FEEDER, FAIRLY SHORT HOOK-LINK) This set-up allows fish to move off a little with the hookbait, but still acts like a bolt rig once the fish feels the weight, "bolting" off and hooking itself against the weight of the feeder. Target fish: barbel, tench and all the bigger species Plastic bead Hook link no more than 10-12" Swivel 000 Two 10mm boilies 30 - 60g open end or cage feeder and a size 10 hook is very efficient! Fishtec For more informationvisit: FEEDER CAGE OR O 0O

A Beginner’s Guide to Feeder Fishing

shared by fishtec on Nov 07
Excellent for a huge variety of bottom-grazing fish, the swim feeder is a useful tool for any keen coarse angler to master. Dom Garnett’s handy guide to feeder fishing is packed with useful tips, ri...


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