I also fed a homemade 'perch' mixture tight into the bank, this is made up of mole hill soil, ground bait, chopped worm, pinkie and an additive I've been trying. I've found that this does not seem to attract the ruffe in the same numbers as baiting with chopped worm through a bait dropper.
It wasn't too long before I had my first fish in the shape of a 6oz chub from under the downstream snag. Indeed that area was to give me several similar fish throughout the session. As the twilight approached I changed my tactic slightly and laid the bait on in my baited area, sadly other than one net roach at 6.30 no stripies came my way. Tuesday after work could be my next window!