My mate Dave and I have just been to Ireland and this year decided to try different feeds for pre-baiting and also to have bulk without emptying the wallet. We went to his brothers as he sells animal feeds and bought up a lots of 20kg bags of various stuff that had damaged packaging. We had 12 bags for 35. The swim we filled in first we put in a soaked bag of pasture mix and in the second swim a soaked bag of baileys meadow sweet and honey. The results the next day made it clear that the pasture mix because of its variety of content such as maize, barley, wheat etc had clearly outperformed the bailey's mix. The next day we pre- baited with the bailey's stallion mix in one swim and tally ho farm competition mix in the other and there was a complete turn around with the tally ho mix and it's low oil, low protien and 7.5% ash content getting a 173lb bag of bream and hybrids for Dave. The third day the weather beat us as it was red hot and flat calm but the perch seemed fond of honeychop plus herbs which was high in fibre and sugars. Summing up i would next time look for feeds with good bio-proteins, lupins and prairie meal and stay away from palm kernels and high protien soya mixes. If anybody else has experimented with anything like this please let me know. We are going back in september and will let u know how we get on.