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Re: elderberrys

Post by St.John » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:20 pm

Dam. Shouldn't have said anything. I can see it now..... 'bumper catch on elderberrys, new super bait hits the market'!! Think i'll be finding a little pond, some elderberrys and some carp.....!! Great story spot. Rotten luck as well. St.
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Re: elderberrys

Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:02 pm

Genuis GOS, sheer genius!!!! :hat:
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Re: elderberrys

Post by DontKnowMuch » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:08 am

The water I fished last week had these growing by the waterside. My friend had mentioned to me that he'd had far more success there with red or pink baits, anything to do with these dropping into the water I wonder?

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Re: elderberrys

Post by Mark » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:35 pm

I brought some back from fishing a couple of weeks ago and my Koi carp love them, so I'm sure we could catch on them.
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Re: elderberrys

Post by ExeAngler » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:46 pm

It is the season for the berry. I have used to and caught Roach on them.went out for a walk today and picked a bag full. On the way back to the car feed the roach on the Kennet and Avon canal. They seemed to like them.

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Re: elderberrys

Post by N9nty » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:39 pm

I have tried them many times over the years in canals, lakes and rivers having read in various angling books how good they are as bait. I have never had so much as a bite.

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Re: elderberrys

Post by Firebird » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:45 pm

Caught quite a few roach from the Thames with elderberry the other day. Good alongside hemp.

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Re: elderberrys

Post by Santiago » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:10 pm

Pretty useless bait unless you're feeding in hemp. I much prefer to use tares combined with hemp.
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Re: elderberrys

Post by JerryC » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:10 am

The most success I ever had with elderberries was many years ago where we discovered a bush overhanging the river. Not only did the bush pre-bait for you but for approximately 300 yards downstream you couldn't catch a roach on anything else as they seemed so preoccupied on the berries while the fruit lasted.

I believe that elderberries work so well because they resemble the small black snails that live in the silk weed. Although I've not used them on the rivers for some time these little snails used to be deadly roach baits as, of course, the silk weed itself could be.
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Re: elderberrys

Post by Santiago » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:54 am

Cheers. I will give them another try.
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