- Jul 4, 2019
What do you reckon, is it overkill? In what situations would you use it?
That's where I'd be most likely to use it, but I don't want to narrow the thread just to that. On a river I presume it's best when it's up and coloured. Still seems quite a positive way of fishing to me! Seen some videos of Dave Roberts doing it on the Wye.On a river?
Of course this is your thread, but for the sake of the environment/water quality on/of our still waters, meat feeders probably best kept to rivers....That's where I'd be most likely to use it, but I don't want to narrow the thread just to that. On a river I presume it's best when it's up and coloured. Still seems quite a positive way of fishing to me! Seen some videos of Dave Roberts doing it on the Wye.
It was a good tactic on the Trent too. Not used it for quite a while now though.If you want to add meat to the feeder and use meat on the hook then grate a tin or two into your groundbait.
It was a much used Winter League tactic on the Severn when there was a bit of water on.
A tactic I intend to try again at the end of the season.
I'm not sure why you see it as 'overkill'. I've seen the same videos and Dave is using the meat feeder as a scent parcel for the barbel / chub to home in on. He doesn't appear to feed a lot as he pushes the meat into a Drennan Grippa feeder and he explains that there are times when he comes back with a fish on and some meat is still in the feeder. He's looking for the scent with the odd cube coming off it. I doubt he is feeding any great quantity of meat through it.What do you reckon, is it overkill?
When i was fishing it Zerkalo on Stillwater's quite often you would retrieve the feeder with the meat still in it, in fact i used to pack it in quite tight as i was only looking for them to home in on the scentI've tried grating meat through a cheese grater to add to groundbait before and it works well. At least you get a nice texture of meat. It makes sense to use it as a scent trail, but could be overkill on a still water or if the meats coming out as too much feed?