The feeder fishing – tackle, bits and bait fishing technique
The feeder fishing is gaining wider group of supporters. This method of fishing was successfully improved, especially on commercial waters in the UK, and then along with it the world promotion has reached and Russia.
Fishing on the method feeder</strong> – this is a more advanced way of catching fish with the use of special feeders with a flat bottom. This method is commonly practiced in shallow waters with depths in the range of 3-4 m.
1. Tackle for fishing with feeder.
2. The choice locations for fishing on the feeder.
3. Nozzles and bait for catching feeder.
4. Bait for fishing on the feeder.
A wide range of types of fish that can be caught on feeder leads many anglers to show him interest. The feeder can be successfully catch carp, Amur, bream, tench and even eels!
Tackle for fishing on the feeder
Optimal feeder rod for a beginner would be something in between with an intermediate weight. Neither too light nor too heavy. Taking into account the type of habitat (mostly standing water with a small depth), it is best to use a feeder rod with a test 30-55 gr. and a length of 330 cm.
Coil shall be fitted with a freewheel that allows you to protect from delayed reaction to the bite (especially carp) and protect our fishing-rods from them slithered into the water during a strong bite.
The thickness of the line should be individualized for a specific location of fishing and fish you plan to catch. Very often it is necessary to catch in difficult conditions. So to start, you catch more fishing line diameter 0,22-0,24 and leash 0,20-0,22.
Each feeder has bundled some of the tips (quivertip) in various capacities – usually 2 or 3 pieces. For fish, we have to choose the right tip. This is mainly 3 types – soft, moderately hard and hard. The tip of the rod is chosen depending on weight, in shallow water, where we use light feeders, choose a soft tip, and more deeply with the heavy feeder more stringent.
The choice of feeders is also an important point – in the range of fishing stores have feeders of different weights, shapes and purposes. First, let’s focus on the traditional bird feeder with ribs, which is suitable for groundbait and pellets.
The design of the tooling is not complicated: you need to hold the main fishing line through the main cavity method, then at the end of the line to install the rubber bead and tie the line to the swivel. On the other side of the swivel attaches the leash length from a few to tens of centimeters with a hook that matches the size of bait.
When fishing a feeder rod is mounted at an angle to the place that threw the snap, it can be an angle between 180 and 90 degrees. After the feeder hit the bottom pull the line to the tip of the rod was slightly bent in the direction of the trough. Each bite will be indicated by the straightening and bending of the tip.
The choice locations for fishing on the feeder
To keep track of fish activity it is necessary to examine the reservoir in advance early morning or late evening. At this time the water is calm and you can see a lot of details that tell where the fish are. The presence of underwater vegetation increases the chances to catch carp, tench, crucian carp or a big Rudd. The one to look at the mirror of the pond in search of bubbles – their presence indicates that in this place fish scour the bottom in search of food.
In the summer I’m mostly fishing in shallow water, close to underwater vegetation. But when they begin to catch one of the feeders throw farther and deeper, to check gone whether the fish farther from shore. Every 20 minutes pertubative feeders at several different places, until, until I find the fish in the pond.
Shallow areas with fallen trees is a perfect place for fishing on the feeder. Fishing in such places is associated with a greater risk of losing tackle or fish, but to ignore such places is impossible. Before fishing, be sure to explore the coastline, bottom topography – this will allow you to make a deliberate casts when fishing.
Nozzles and bait for fishing on the feeder
When selecting nozzles for fishing on the feeder is worth a stop for a traditional nozzles. Canned corn, cooked peas, bloodworms, red manure worm, the maggot is the main range of baits that can be used during almost the entire season.
When fishing on a commercial (paid) reservoirs, it is better to catch on pellets or boilies (pop – UPS) with aromas of corn or peas with a size of 6-10 mm in different colors. Also a very effective lure with sweet flavours such as strawberry, plum, pineapple etc.
Bait for fishing on the feeder
On the market there are many baits with different flavors, colors, fractions and additives. Due to the fact that the feeder is caught at some point and a small amount of bait, is better to use a high-calorie mixture that stimulate fish feeding, especially in summer.
Very important the consistency of the moist bait. Too wet will be very firmly in the trough, and too dry will fall out during the cast. Trial and error is necessary to achieve the correct proportions to the feeder with the bait sank to the bottom, slept to the point where we catch.
A well-prepared bait is held firmly in the trough, dropping into the water she peels off and falls to the bottom together with the feeder, releasing its contents to the point of fishing.
It should be noted that the first fish caught on the feeder using a method that will not be too big, but with the improvement of skills on the choice of fishing gear, places, tips, bait and many other factors, you can be sure of catching the biggest fish!
The feeder fishing as with any other type of fishing requires patience and commitment, but the time spent on preparation and self improvement you’ll be able to appreciate a good catch!
All the subtleties of fishing a method feeder to see in this video: