Posted 10 July 2002 - 05:30 PM
Depends where you draw Mark. There are others here who will have more up-to-date info than me, but I have seen matches won with 32lb of dace. The roach are few and far between, but do show sometimes. It's true, St. Pat's is becoming known as a barbel venue, but if conditions aren't right for them, not many will be caught. Chub are more likely to win most matches there. I wouldn't go all out on the feeder, most matches there are won on the float. Apparently, it's very weedy at the moment, but if you can find a nice run through you should catch. Don't make the mistake of feeding too much too soon. Some people try to feed off the smaller fish and then the big fish don't show. Start steadily and up the feed in the latter part of the match. Obviously, if you catch chub or bream early you can all out for it. Keep an eye on the area where your feed is going in, the chub come right up under it. You will need at least twenty pounds to frame if it fishes well.