Since the carp have been biting very cautiously for a few days now, I decided to try it with my new feeder rod. I borrowed a groundbait from a fishing colleague and started my first attempt. The groundbait consists mainly of fish meal, corn peel, milk powder and small shellfish as well as dried prawns. I used a neutral 12mm dumble as a hookbait. It didn’t take long for the first bream to bite, but I found this rather annoying as I wanted to catch carp. After a few hours of watching the tip of my rod, I got a huge bite. My first carp with the feeder rod, and it was a good one too – 24.5lbs. In summary, feeder fishing is an exciting change from the usual carp fishing and is very effective, especially in the spring and summer months.