Yes thought it was pretty obvious using feeder to put small particles of meat in with groundbait, just been looking at a similar thread from 2012 the poster says he fed 6/8 ml pellets by catty at 30/35mtr no meat fed.!!
Personally I don't ball it in on the Severn even when on a Bream peg.
Des Taylor wrote a few articles about doing it and having a lot of success for Barbel.
He went very big and was talking 20 or 30 orange sized balls
Introducing the Des Taylor Barbel Groundbait.It is a high oil, particle rich groundbait that is very well binding which is ideal for fast flowing waters. It is designed to get down and stay nailed to the bottom enticing barbel to graze confidently.This groundbait has a very meaty aroma from one...
Whenever I am fishing flowing water without a feeder at range and I’m not sure where my loose feed is going to be settling on the bottom I often use PVA stocking filled with small pellets attached to my bomb or hook (not PVA bags which can trap air).