Now I love rice pudding sod giving it to the fish you will find a lot of leg pulling and bum info in fishing so take it with a pinch of salt (I prefer sugar) and don't go down the route of chasing so called magic baits and feeds.
Mind you in this hot weather fish might like an ice cream to cool em down[8D]
You have obviously not read many of my posts. I too advocate against chasing magic baits. But you do have to have an open mind and be prepared to try something new/different - boilies and pellets being two fairly recent innovations that have worked.
OK Here's the full story. Fished Bucko's charity open on Shearsby (Alder) Saturday and had one fish. Lad three pegs from me had 39lb for third. I asked what he had caught on as many struggled (Pole Addict sitting between us also had 1 fish) - reply "maggot over rice".
I thought that meant savoury rice. On Sunday I asked if anyone in my club had heard of anyone else doing this. Apparently there has been an article by Dean Jones in a magazine stating he has been using tinned rice pudding mixed with condensed milk.
Well, never heard of this before, possibly because as you describe the fishing as very hard a different bait being fed was enough to get the fish interested. May not work as well if a bagging session was on the cards but well done that man for getting a result.
When carp fishing we have been using condensed milk,liquidised sweetcorn and liquidised maize flakes for years.
It leaves a nice sweet cloudy slick in the water - works better on clearer waters as it is very visual
Be prepared to fish up in the water though as in the summer the carp will actively search it out when it hits the water
Bream love it in groundbait as well
Loads of articles on the web showing liquids being pole cupped in
My youngest won a match 3 weeks ago feeding rice with condensed milk added with 182lb wont tell you what he's using on the hook but I wouldn't of thought of it and he frames regularly in opens using it . Must add it don't work every where lol .
I wouldn't knock it, I sometimes use cuscus flavoured with different things and caught fish, after all it is an attractor, obviously you don't/can't put it on the hook but put a few particles of your hook bait in with it I can see it working.