Sid’s fishing adventures
At this time of year I start ordering sticky bait boilies basemix, I decided to include some of there krill active mix as it nearly time for method feeder. Method feeders with the right feed can be deadly because as the method ball hits the water large amounts of it get released and the sent of it travels through different liars of the water. This can draw carp that are near the surface down to were the remainder of the method ball is sitting. As the carp starts to feed you will some times get short drop backs, don’t strike them unless the drop back it quite server and the line is slake other wise Wight until the reel screams off. When you are mixing your dry method feed add small amounts of water, do this until you are able to make a firm ball. If it is too soft it will come off as you are casting, too firm it won’t break up when it hits the water. It won’t take long to get it right when you are making it for the first time.
Krill active mix with trout pellet, crushed krill boilies with krill juice that was moulded around a method feeder.
When using large method feeders with large amounts of feed you will need a rod that can take the weight and pressure of a long rang cast. You are looking for a rod that is stated as long range with a test curve of 3lb to 3.5lb. these rods are quite powerful and you can get hook pulls if you try to rush the fish, all you have to do it set your clutch on your reel and take your time especially as the fish nears the net. That day the lake temperature was up to 9drees. I decided to use method feeder on all rods just to see would it work. It took a good few hours before I got my first run, it felt like a good fish until the hook pulled, [downer] with in ten minutes I was into another, it was fighting like a small carp and it was, a carp of around 7lb and then another one of the same size and weight.
My second carp landed on the first day using the krill active mix.
The weather changed not long after that fish, it got wet and cold and as I was living close by I decided to go home and make some rigs with slightly larger hooks, on the hope that if I hook one of the larger carp like I did that day it my stay on instead of dropping off time will tell. [I hope] as I was finished, I dropped the rest of the method mix over to Gerry o Connor who was fishing on the road side of the lough. After changing to a method feeder He landed this carp within 20 minutes of recasting.
Gerry’s first carp on krill active mix.
I am going to go perch fishing in the lee reservoir in the next few days as the weather it starting to settle.