Dark groundbait

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Adam S

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Hello

can anyone recommend a method of darkening groundbait in order to match it to the bed of a canal, river etc.

I have discounted soils like terre de riviere and such as they affect
the consistency too much and also black continental groundbait due to
cost (i use a lot of bait when prebaiting).

I was thinking maybe food colouring, but in what amount?

or has anyone ever used a bulk black crumb , if such exists?

Any info would be greatly appreciated
ADAM
 

Peter

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Adam,
Have you tried Mole Hill soil,just get hold of a bucket and spade,run it through a maggot or pinkie riddle and voila,and best of all it's free!!!!!!!

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scouse

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hi adam
when you have done what peter has told you
you can put it in the oven to dry it out
its great stuff to use
and you dont over feed the fish

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dazb

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hi adam

i have just had a look in a old mag that i use to get some years ago and one of the venuse in it ( castle howard in north yorkshire)had a groundbait ban on it, so to get round the ban the match lad's would use PEAT instead of the groundbait so it may be some thing you could look at to help with your problemicon_smile_wink.gif


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Simon R

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Hi Adam

Sensas make a product called "Coloringe".
It's a groundbait dye that comes in red, yellow and black varieties.

A 100g pot costs around 2.50, and although I haven't used the black one, the red variety is very strong - a little goes a long way.

Just sprinkle it onto damp groundbait and work it well in.

I don't know how much groundbait you're planning on using, but a single pot lasted me for a fortnight in Ireland last year (although I didn't use it for pre-baiting)

The peat that dazb mentioned was actually marketed as 'Aldersons Black' although I haven't seen it around for a while.

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Adam S

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Hello

thanks everyone for the speedy reply.

peter and scouse- sounds good, but unfortunately there are no moles
in ireland, is moil hill soil of similar consistency to the peat daz
mentioned ?? i think that would be perfect for one of the rivers
i fish , 14 feet deep,strong flow and black bottom.

simon- that sounds just right for the canal.

cheers everyone, problem solved
ADAM

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Peter

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quote:sounds good, but unfortunately there are no moles
in ireland,


Sorry Adam,but you learn something new every day




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Newt

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Adam - you just need to import some moles to Ireland.

They are such nice, furry little critters and they dig these wonderful tunnels just under the surface of your soil. Perfect for stepping in and breaking an ankle.

I really don't know how you folks can get on without them. Really.

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Adam,
Look at ESOX,s Post under Pests , Help Required!

I believe he has some moles going cheap LOL

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