I dunno about a repellant Ray, I tend to use a distraction.
I usually get the most trouble from wasps when fishing with sweetcorn, so I normally put a few grains in a spare bait box and put it a few feet away. They'll normally go for that rather than get "wafted at" by an irate angler.
Also you can try covering your sweetcorn with water, wasps ain't too good at swimming so they tend to give up once they know they can't get at it.
Don't do what we did in Ireland one year though. We were mixing up a large batch of groundbait for pre-baiting when about a dozen wasps descended on us, we started swatting them with anything that came to hand but of course they all ended up in the groundbait. We then spent 30 minutes gingerly picking dead and dying wasps out of the groundbait before we could mould it into balls!
yesterday at the lake i was fishing ,a bloke took a drink from his can of pop, oooooccccchhhhhhhhhh a wasp had craweld inside and stung the inside of his mouth several times,
peters idea seems to be the sure way of keeping the horrible little things away.
I was going to suggest taking some strawberry jam with you & smearing it round the inside of a bait box then half fill it with water.
I never leave an open can of pop on the bank, it always goes in my seat box because i've seen to many people suffer from stung mouths (just like the fella Norm saw) which can cause a lot of swelling & hence be extremely dangerous.
from what i heard your armpits are enough to keep the wasps away
I only ever use the jam buttie trick when i'm fishing with you
"A good detterant for wasps are essential oils, citronella mainly. Citronella is derived from cultivated grasses. It is so strong, it has been used as a pesticide for over 50 years. It repells biting insects fleas etc, wasps and such alike, and mosquitos big time. It keeps dogs and cats away, is toxic to birds, dogs and cats hate it....(yet its used on flea collars). But its completely harmless and infact has beneficial use for humans, as it has antiseptic qualities"
So it's one to try.
Another suggestion for match anglers is to get a runner to spill a can of Orange Fanta behind your opponent and all the wasps will head to that area
Generally I find that wasps don't bother me unless I bother them, hard as it might seem but if you ignore them they will ignore you and just go about their business
THe most simplest repellent for all airborn nasties , and it works, is to spray your clothing near bare flesh with a common old can of fly spray. In New Zealand we have a real nastie called the sand fly, boy ! can they bite, but the old fly spray is a sure fire cure.
All Reet Ray
As Dave said Oil Of Citronella.
Our GP told us to get this For number 2 son as he is allergic to insect bites,Citronella is also the stuff they put in the insect repellant candles the ones that smell of Lemon.if you have a B&Q near you they sell it in an atomiser bottle 3. they also sell the refill
think ive sussed it, it happened again yesterday, one wassa trying to inflict some gbh on me, so after doing a mr bean immpression for 10 minutes (much to the amusement of the 3 old ladies sat on the bench behind me) i decided it was time for war.
now i say "bring it on baby" my solution......four citronella candels placed around me, spray myself with citronella oil, sit with my spray bottle full of water in one hand and my rubber mallet in the other.
if they get past the citronella, spray em with the water, they fall to the ground, then whack.
if you take it with you...take it home.
original "clean banks campaign" slogan.