I have been baiting this lake for the last few weeks with a fair amount of Monster Tiger Nut and it's already paying dividends. I simply pop up a couple of days before and stick in 2 to 3 kilo in a few likely looking areas then actually fish 48 hours later for the day. I tend not to do loads of winter nights as the long hours of darkness drive me insane, so short days keep my fire lit.
On my first trip last week I had one on a long running chod first trip but with little bottom debris I thought I would change tactics to a rig I've been itching to try for a few years, finally it was called for. I tied three multi rigs up as I still wanted to use pop ups, but with a multi rig you can lower the pop up considerably so it is simply hovering above the bottom. I also switched form the white Source pop-ups I used on the first trip to a 10 mm pink Crave pop up. As you can see its still all about the visual for me, despite feeding lots of monster tiger nut I don't mind fishing a fishmeal bait over the top.