Summer/autumn - This is peak feeding season for the fish and the time of year where they usually come to bigger beds of bait. With the extra fish in the lake people have under-estimated how much bait they will eat when they turn up on you. We advise at least 5kg to get you started and if you are catching the smaller fish, an increase to 7-8kg will often satisfy them and leave plenty for their bigger friends.
We recommend a top quality fishmeal such as Mainline Link, introduced by Spomb or throwing stick. You can also mix some of our pellet through at a 50/50 ratio if you are on a budget or want to get the spot rocking. The fish love our pellet, having seen tonnes of it introduced to the lake. The addition of some hemp oil, fossoil or liquid food can also add that extra bit of attraction and make your bait stand out.
That said, not all the swims respond well to a heavy baiting approach. The corner swims can be as productive as open water, but you don’t get as much passing traffic as the open water swims. 2-3 kg initially with a wide spread is a much better option in these swims. The golden rule is only bait for a maximum of three days, then stop and wait for the fish to turn up. Continued baiting every day can ruin your swim if the fish are not clearing it up.