METHOD FEEDER

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scouse

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hi lads
i just wonder how long it is before
the method feeder is banned on lakes
i was fishing on a lake on sunday in the cold
and this person put enough method mix in to
build an island then after one hour no bites he
move to another lake to repeat the process know
wonder ground bait is being banned
dave (scouse)
 

Dave

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Oh er urm
and it wasn't me honest,, I've got an alibi I was working

Dave
 

Dave

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Dave I fully agree with you.

The method has been banned on several waters now due to miss use or more specifically abuse. If you know the fish are there and they are feeding it can encourage them even more so, further more it is a great way of holding them there. But if they arent, the groundbait will just sit on the bottom.
Another reason why methods become banned is the use of 'tethered rigs' where the method is tied on the line and the hooklength to the method feeder.
Some will argue that this is safe if the main line is stronger than the hooklength but what happens if the feeder itself snags - the main line will break leaving the fish with the feeder.

My prefered way of using the methodfeeder is with the mainline running through a linkswivel to which the feeder is attached. A bead is then slid on the line and a swivel then tied to it. A short hooklength is then tied to that swivel. It is still as effective as a fixed feeder but without any risk.

Dave
 
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