George’s Marvellous Groundbait!

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George’s Marvellous Groundbait!

Post by Tengisgol » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:31 pm

With the season finished I ended up with half-filled bags of mice-nibbled ground-bait everywhere, so I’ve decided to mix them all up and create one great big mix of spicy, fishy, meaty, hempy, bready ground-bait!

Trouble is, if it turns out to be the greatest fish attracting mix, with bow-waves tearing down the lake in my direction, I’ll never be able to repeat it!

Just like George’s Marvellous Medicine! :laugh1: :laugh1: :laugh1:

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Re: George’s Marvellous Groundbait!

Post by Harry » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:37 pm

That looks a heady concoction Phil... I bag mine up into the small freezer bags and it does for a short session.... I've taken to using a measuring cup and making a note of each mix so it can be replicated should I need another identical batch...

Addendum... you'll struggle to find Maryuku groundbait in the future as they have pulled out of the UK citing poor sales and the dreaded 'B' word
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Re: George’s Marvellous Groundbait!

Post by Troydog » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:51 am

It seems to me that all flavours work to some extent sometimes. Its just that we don't necessarily know what flavour will work on any particular day.
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Re: George’s Marvellous Groundbait!

Post by Dave Burr » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:39 am

How many radios can one man need in his tackle shed?

I also have several opened and nibbled bags Phil, I was thinking of binning them but now.....

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Re: George’s Marvellous Groundbait!

Post by Troydog » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:53 am

Don't bin anything Dave - the fish are not looking to eat in a Michelin starred restaurant every day....
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Re: George’s Marvellous Groundbait!

Post by Rod » Fri May 03, 2019 10:04 pm

I used to mix my own ground bait, with ingredients bought from a company in Suffolk, but they disappeared off the face of the planet :hairpull: , it consisted of Brown bread crumb and crushed hemp, with some of their own red ground bait, in equal measures, it worked a treat where ever I went. I tried to replicate it but never got it right again, so it must of had something to do with the red ground bait, which did have a spicy smell to it.
Now at the end of each season, I give the ground bait left over to the son, and he takes any pellets to feed to his koy carp, who seem to love them.
When I was younger I had a mate who used to make our ground bait, he was a trainee chef, so he would bring home any left over bread, which was then cut into cubes, put on trays and hid under our beds to dry :Chuckle: he would then put it through a mincer to crumb it, then mix in sausage meal (you can't get the old type of meal now) and Ox blood, and Tench went mad for it. Now there are so many different types, I'm surprised that some university hasn't awarded a degree in ground bait identification :Tongue:
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Re: George’s Marvellous Groundbait!

Post by Ian » Sat May 04, 2019 8:29 pm

There’s a certain satisfaction in making ones own ground bait.when I made my own,it took a good few hours,from toasting the fresh bread,crushing it and adding what I thought”wid work”ha and learning what they didn’t like the hard way.
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