Well i doubt trout pellet will be allowed then so i'd go for some sensas pellet and hemp is good to keep the fish feeding. As i've been told by the other helpful MD's dont feed too much. The fish dont want to feed this time of year so dont give them a lot. Also you could try caster or maggot as loose feed. Really it depends on what species you're going for as to what is the "best" bait.
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i would suggest red maggots ,worm & caster on pole or feeder if your using feeder for maggots then a maggot feeder is ok but for the chopped worm & caster i would use a g/bait feeder & plug the ends gently with either a leam or peat if g/bait is not allowed
as you can just give the feeder a little tug to empty it out
depends on venue fish towards feature if possible
or you could try double approach pole closer in & feeder into deeper water.
the only real way to find out is to go & try
the fish do tend to move about & unless someone has specific knoledge of a specific fishery then e can only give a general advice
Keep loose feeding maggots all the time, every put in catapult maggots over the top. I fished Brookside in Stretton last week and had 70 mirrors to 1lb on pole fished maggot firing 3 pints of maggot in as feed,
One of the best ways to learn how to catch on any particular venue is to watch out in the comics or local papers for match results. Even better is to go down and watch - you'll learn loads.
I agree that chopped worm and caster can produce some excellent results at this time of year, but don't discount sweetcorn if there are carp about. Some excellent results have been had on the commercial pools this winter by sripping in sweetcorn on a fairly constant basis over a waggler. The sound of the corn hitting the water triggers those greedy little sods into action.
The real trick at this time of year is to know where the fish are and sit on them, so again, talk to the local tackle dealer or fishery bods.
May all your lines be tight ones, and may all your tales be tall ones.