Its fairly simple. Put in some pellet, or a mixture of particles and bingo. Jacuzzi time. The float dips, bobs, sometimes moves along. A carp feels the line and spooks, a massive boil and sheet of bubbles. or a pike arrows through the shallow swim. Guess the silt, crap, and feed is being stirred up all the time.
What's not simple it seems is converting that to fish on the bank.
Source in every combination. Natural corn (Rudd magnet) . A pop up. A wafter. Banded pellet. I haven't tried the method yet , partly because it's very shallow and often silty. OK, rarely a blank and mostly hooked in the mouth like this one. Gob full of a 12m Source
Often though its like holding a tiger by the tail as the hook is stuck in the tail. Or a pec. Great fun but not confidence boosting or problem solving.
It's not just me thankfully. Rob the Plasterer was similarly jacuzzied up on the dam. And when the strike did meet resistance off it fizzed. Hooked in the pec. He's got the Drennan 13 ft Tench and Specimen Float too. Cracking rods.
I'm thinking about a swing tip. If I can still find one. Still got an Avon with a screw tip ring.
Next stop though the Machine and some internal probing and poking. The joys of ageing..