- Jul 4, 2019
When I think back to how we fished for bream on the feeder 20 years ago, the...
Steve Ringer article in the AT resonates with me after my holiday catching a few Bream. On the first day I started on an open end feeder in around 15' of water.
I mixed my groundbait too wet, there were even pellets stuck in the feeder when I wound in, no good at all and definitely not what I wanted for Bream, wanting a bed of bait for them to feed over. I switched to a cage feeder and it improved slightly but my groundbait was still too wet. I should have fixed it by adding more dry groundbait to the mix but foolishly hoped the sun would dry it out.
On the second and third days I fished a cage feeder with a dry groundbait mix so the feeder emptied as it fell through the water... not so much a 'cloud'... but at least the feeder emptied and I caught much better.
The last thing you want when Bream (and Roach) fishing is a feeder that does not empty at all... but this article also goes against the received wisdom that an open end feeder is always the no1 choice for deep water Bream fishing. I'd say getting the groundbait mix the right consistency is probably the most important.
But then again, there is the window feeder, not mentioned in the article and not something I personally use but also noted to be deadly on its occasion.