Managed to get out to a local swim today for a few hours. Since I had no prepared maize on hand decided to fish the method feeder. a short 4.5 hour session only produced one carp about 18lbs, fish were knocking the feeder around all day producing single and double beeps on the alarm. But only the one run. Was using pinnapple cukk corn with a flouro plastic maize and a short 4inch hooklink. The method mix I used was a mix of hemp n halibut stick mix with extra hemp corn fishmeal and breadcrumb to help bind. I find bread baits more effective in the cold water than say oats which I use more in summer.
All in all good day out although hot and very windy. The carp action will only get better in the coming days.
Sry I didn't snap a pic as fishing solo, was a bit of a chore netting it from 5ft above the water.