A lot of foul hooking with pellet wag

Cantor1987

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Hi all

wondering if anyone can give me some guidance , I’ve been away from fishing for around 10 years and started again in last 4 month but I was just feeder fishing 10 years ago .
I’m trying to build new methods as I want to eventually start match fishing .
So I’ve been practicing pellet waggler and pole fishing .
I have a problem we’re I am foul hooking a lot of fish with the pellet waggler.
I’m starting to think I’m feeding too much and got too many fish in my peg . The foul hookers mainly come from after I’ve cast in them fed again once or twice , then I twitch my hook bait back. I foul hook them aswell occasionally when reeling back in to repeat the process.
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Cantor1987

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Yeah I’ve fished at different depths , I start around 18-20
Inches deep as go deeper by 6 inches if I think there’s fish in the peg but not getting any bites , I seem to foul hook them when most when I twitch my hook bait back .
 

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When they start snatching at anything I also think it's maybe a bit too much feed going in.

How I deal with it depends on the day/water: sometimes ease the feed right off, sometimes stop feeding altogether for two or three flicks-o-the-'pult before slowly introduce feed again.

I feel it's a period that can produce decent fish that you wouldn't necessary catch, so you can capitalise during rectifying a minor error of judgement, I know pellet wag utilises the obsessive part of the brain, but in this case I wouldn't be afraid of changing my feed pattern.
 

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The golden rule is generally start at around 18 ins. If you get quick dips you can't hit go deeper 2ins at a time. If you are foul hooking shallow up.

12-14 ins is generally the optimum depth however when you can see fish on the top if you are feeding it correctly you can catch very well 6 ins deep.

A typical session would see me start at 18 or 12-14ins if it's warm, shallowing up as more fish come into the peg and compete for the bait. If you can catch at 6ins it can be manic.
 

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Just keep shallowing up till you connect and use short hooklengths ,also you may be feeding to much ,dont be afraid to make adjustments to depths and feed amounts .
 

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This happens quite a lot at Bankend fisheries.
Reduce the amount of feed you are putting in. You may simply have too many fish in your swim.
Shallow up
Swap to a slow sinking bomb over where you’ve been feeding.
These alterations seem to work for me. 🤷‍♂️
 

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The fish are there so your feeding is good so shallow up until you get lip hooked fish instead of foulers.
 
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