CANAL FISHING TIPS | SHOULD YOU LOOSEFEED OVER GROUNDBAIT? – MATT GODFREY

CANAL FISHING TIPS | SHOULD YOU LOOSEFEED OVER GROUNDBAIT? - MATT GODFREY

by Angling Times |

On the deep shipping canals of Yorkshire that I fish, loosefeeding over the top of groundbait actually defeats the point of what I’m trying to achieve. I want the fish to be firmly on the bottom, feeding on the groundbait and giving me a focal point over which to put my rig.

Firing in casters or maggots runs the risk of spreading the fish over a wider area and even coming off bottom, so I wouldn’t use a catapult at all. Instead, I’ll cup in two to four balls of groundbait, the amount depending on how many fish I feel are in the area and how good the peg is, topping up with a ball the size of a large walnut when bites fade or I begin to catch small fish.

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