Using Groundbait

CarpCatcher86

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I would hardly consider myself a groundbait expert. But my main tip would be to pick one brand and stick to it.
 

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I tend to use Sonubaits stuff as I like the smell (I went on a Cordon Bleu cookery course years ago) and I'm sure the fish have a highly developed sense of preference for haute cuisine concoctions :) :rolleyes:
 

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You need to think of the purpose of the groundbait - a mix for the margins and carp is very different from a winter mix for skimmers and different again for one for roach. Then there is how you are fishing- on the deck requires a different mix to one for on the drop ... You get my drift? I will use different mixes for different situations and different brands may suit one style better than another, or even a mixture of brands. Your first decision has to be what do I want to achieve by using the groundbait.
 

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But my main tip would be to pick one brand and stick to it.
Must say I mostly do that as there’s so many good sounding ground baits that I’d confuse myself if I used too many! Therefore I largely stick to dynamite with their frenzied hemp and silver X ranges mostly plus very occasionally swim stim.
 

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Must say I mostly do that as there’s so many good sounding ground baits that I’d confuse myself if I used too many! Therefore I largely stick to dynamite with their frenzied hemp and silver X ranges mostly plus very occasionally swim stim.

Must say I mostly do that as there’s so many good sounding ground baits that I’d confuse myself if I used too many! Therefore I largely stick to dynamite with their frenzied hemp and silver X ranges mostly plus very occasionally swim stim.
I have stuck with Dynamite Baits pellets, groundbait boilies etc for as long as I can remember for this very reason.
Just to try and remove a little confusion.
 

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I, too got fed up with the vast array of groundbaits on display. Now I just make up my own using Vitalin (about £12 a sack - lasts me the summer), molasses, and corn. Always do well with it on commercials, although the bream do love it. Little do the fish know I haven't bought it from a tackle shop, so I keep that quiet.
You've told them now😱. That's your fishing bu****ed for the foreseeable.😛
 

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I tend to use Sonubaits stuff as I like the smell (I went on a Cordon Bleu cookery course years ago) and I'm sure the fish have a highly developed sense of preference for haute cuisine concoctions :) :rolleyes:
What does it matter if you like the smell? You are not the one eating it.
 

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What does it matter if you like the smell? You are not the one eating it.
Hey man, I'm trying to be a fish here (and a discriminating one!). Ever since my wife made me some onion bhajis for my river sessions (her dad was a chef at the Savoy, Hilton and elsewhere) and I caught 40+ roach and dace every session, I've been sold on the idea that fish are cultured (maybe sentient?)
 

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Layers pellet and/or layers mash mixed with molasses makes a heavy and sticky mix for the margins and open water,it makes them attack the feeder more aggressively and get a 3ft twitch on the butt 😁 if the margins are around 18” use corn slop on the other margin. 👍

 
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