RIVER FISHING TIPS | CAGE OR SOLID FEEDER FOR BARBEL? – DAI GRIBBLE

A cracking River Severn barbel

by Angling Times |

As well as carrying feeders of different sizes and weights, it pays to have different types in your tackle box so you can vary the rate at which your feed is released into your swim.

A cage feeder will empty much quicker than a traditional, solid-style feeder with just a few holes. So, If bites are coming soon after casting, opt for a cage feeder so that the bait is deposited rapidly int the swim, otherwise the feeder will still be full while you are playing a fish and will end up emptying its contents across the river.

Cage feeder barbel fishing rig
Cage feeder barbel fishing rig

If bites are slow in coming, however, it pays to use a solid, slower-release feeder to ensure bait is trickling past your hookbait and down to the fish for much longer.

Cage and solid feeders both have uses in barbel fishing
Cage and solid feeders both have uses in barbel fishing
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