Feed, feed more or not feed at all? When does it make sense to add more food to the water and when should it be completely avoided? Many anglers ask themselves these questions and with good reason! Because too much food at the wrong time of year can have an extremely negative effect on the chances of catching.
So that this doesn't happen to you, we will go into the respective season below and explain when it might be worth feeding more and which food you should use!
Nature is gradually waking up from its hibernation and the carp are slowly becoming active again and starting to eat to regain their strength. From a water temperature of 8 - 10°C you can now start feeding (preferably particles such as corn, wheat or hemp and tiger nuts). Not too much but in moderation.
From a water temperature of 12 - 14°C you can increase the amount of food again (you should also limit yourself to particles here, but you can also feed boilies).
In late spring or just before the spawning season (approx. 3 - 4 weeks before) AND at water temperatures from 16 - 18°C (IMPORTANT! Both MUST be given!) you can bring in a larger amount of food without hesitation. From now on, larger quantities of high-quality boilies are welcome, which are good for the carp and can easily digest them! Because now the carp are preparing for the upcoming spawning business!
The year is slowly coming to an end, the temperatures are getting colder and the water temperatures are also dropping. The carp have to prepare themselves for the upcoming winter and build up enough reserves. Now is exactly the right time to once again give the carp what they need for the coming period - FOOD!
From water temperatures between 15 - 8°C the carp really step on the gas again at this time of the year and now it can be extremely worthwhile to feed more, as the fish like to accept our food to eat up their "winter fat".
However, below 8°C water temperature you should change your feeding strategy significantly and preferably set small traps with the help of PVA bags.