The Method Feeder is a bit of a forgotten tactic within the carp angling scene, yet it’s one of the top methods within match fishing. It has so much going for it. Rigs rarely tangle on the feeder, you can cast onto a variety of lake beds, and it gives a lovely pile of bait right around your hook bait.
Mixes need to be right though. You need to create a packed, attractive concoction with correct consistency. It need to be damp enough to be squeezed around a feeder, but not too wet. This is key!
So here’s how to create the mix…
- You will require a mixing bucket, I use a Ridgemonkey Collapsible Water Bucket, and a scoop.
- You will also need a method feeder presentation. I just fish a simple inline feeder attached to a supple hair rig, with a couple of small yellow pop-ups.
- In terms of bait, you will need some CC Moore Meggablend Fruit, Milk & Nut Crush, plus Northern Special Liquid. You will also require some hot water.
- Pour the Milk & Nut plus Meggablend into the bucket. Then add the hot water a bit at a time, whilst mixing with your spoon.
- Keep checking the consistency of the mix. Like I said you don’t want it too dry, or too wet, it needs to squeeze in your hand, but also be easy to break up.
- Once you are happy, pour the Northern Special liquid into the mix, you don’t need to overdo it though.
- You are now ready to mould it around the feeder.
The Method Feeder is a bit of a forgotten tactic within the carp angling scene, yet it's one of the top methods within match fishing.
What you will need to Method Feeder fish!
Jimmy began his angling on the river Ouse with his father fishing for roach. His passion grew quickly and soon developed a love for big-fish across the globe!
James | 7th April 2020