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Steve Ringer on fishing with paste on the feeder

Paste is a bait you fish only on the pole, right? Wrong! I’ve had a lot of success on it with a feeder. Here’s how to do it…   Why does it work? When you say ‘paste on the feeder’ to many anglers, the first thing they think is that fishing paste on the pole is difficult enough, so why ...

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  • 04 May 2011

Steve Ringer on fishing tight to an island swim

Fishing tight to a feature while using a feeder is a technique that is anything but chuck-it-and-chance-it. In fact, there is a real art in being able to cast within inches of an island on a regular basis, and it’s this accurate casting that can be the difference between catching or not on many pressured commercials across the country. Get it ...

  • Advice
  • 21 April 2011

Steve Ringer on fishing with dead maggots on the pole

If you’re only fishing with dead maggots as a feeder hookbait then you’re not getting the best from this awesome bait. I use them on the pole and as a dump feed, too. Here’s how…   I started using dead maggots as a hookbait around 15 years ago. For years it was THE bait when fishing the Method, and it ...

  • Advice
  • 25 March 2011

Steve Ringer on casting around to locate the carp

Now that water temperatures have plummeted, one of the most successful winter tactics on commercials is the straight lead. This involves feeding nothing at all and casting a lead  round the swim until you start getting liners or, better still, proper bites. All well and good, you might think, and indeed I’ve had several 100lbplus weights on this approach. Sometimes ...

  • Advice
  • 23 February 2011

Steve Ringer's top tactics to catch commercial carp when the ice thaws

One of the questions I get asked more than any other at this time of the year is this: when you arrive at your swim, how do you know where the fish are going to be? The commercials have been frozen for ages, hit by cold snow-melt water, and few have seen much bait going in.So coaxing carp into feeding ...

  • Advice
  • 20 December 2010

Steve Ringer on winter fishing for commercial carp with sweetcorn as bait

There is far more to fishing with sweetcorn than many anglers think, and as a result of using it over the past 10 years on winter commercial carp waters I’ve learned how to get a few extra bites on the hardest of days. The most important lesson I ever learned when fishing corn was to plumb up properly. It’s important ...

  • Advice
  • 30 November 2010

Steve Ringer on the best-kept pellet secrets

It’s time to reveal some of the best pellet tricks that have been winning matches this season!   SECRET 1   Some pellets sink faster than others of the same size Just recently I have been doing a lot of pellet wagglerfishing, and other than the actual size of pellets I have to admit I hadn’t given a lot of thought ...

  • Advice
  • 07 September 2010

Steve Ringer on catching big carp from the margins

Every now and then I draw a peg that I would term a right ‘animal house’ that's stuffed with big carp. These are the pegs which look like real Mr Crabtree swims because there are fish-holding features wherever you look – rush beds, lily pads, fallen trees and plenty of overhanging branches. A couple of weeks ago I drew one ...

  • Advice
  • 23 August 2010

Steve Ringer on the best Method hookbaits

Most anglers bury their hookbait inside their Method feeder groundbait ball. So does it really matter what you put on your hook? Steve Ringer believes so – here are his ‘super six’ favourites Few anglers realise how crucial it is to pick the right hookbait when Method feeder fishing. After all, most of the time you bury your bait in ...

  • Advice
  • 18 August 2010

Steve Ringer on how to feed and play to catch carp faster

It's not how quickly you land the carp you hook that makes a difference to your catch, it's how long you have to wait for you next bite. Here's how to make sure the fish are lining up waiting for you...   Fishing shallow on the pole is a tactic that will account for some really big weights over the ...

  • Advice
  • 18 May 2010


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