Bread crumb groundbait - where to get it

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Bread crumb groundbait - where to get it

Post by Firebird » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:32 pm

It's the time of year when traditional fishermen turn to the tench/Tench/tinca tailor, and I often like to use good old traditional breadcrumb. You'll never catch me using overpriced bags of Tench Magic, or Titillating Tencher. No, I prefer plain breadcrumb. Trouble is it also seems now to come in overpriced resealable plastic bags (no doubt not recyclable).

I really don't want to pay a fortune for such a basic bait, so can anyone advise on where to get hold of the stuff that used to be sold from large bins in tackle shops at a sensible price.

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Re: Bread crumb groundbait - where to get it

Post by Fisherman1947 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:48 pm

Make your own with a food processor.
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Re: Bread crumb groundbait - where to get it

Post by Santiago » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:28 pm

Nigel, I bought several kg of brown crumb last year and have lots left, some you're welcome to a bag. Otherwise, trying ebay!
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Re: Bread crumb groundbait - where to get it

Post by Luga00 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:43 pm

Two years ago I purchased 20kg of white breadcrumbs from ebay. It looked ok but had a *very* chemical odour and didn't smell like bread at all.
I didn't catch very well on it and so binned the whole lot.
I reverted to making my own (which I had always done before that in any case). I buy a loaf of white sliced, let it dry for a few days and then blitz it in the food processor.
It makes enough for one session and I've had a lot of success with it.
Occasionally I'll make up two or three batches and freeze it.
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Re: Bread crumb groundbait - where to get it

Post by PershoreHarrier » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:33 pm

I manage to sneak out four slices of bread at the beginning of the week from a fresh Warburtons Loaf and by the following Saturday the slices are then handed over to 'my leader' who kindly puts them through a coffee bean grinder to produce very fine breadcrumb. I then mix it with water on the day to suit the conditions. Works a treat.

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Re: Bread crumb groundbait - where to get it

Post by Duckett » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:53 pm

I'm in the buy or use stale and out of date bread group. I blitz it with my hand blender and keep it in the freezer. As an aside, in different sized bags its very useful for filling air gaps in my freezer - a full freezer is a more efficient way to freeze things.
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Re: Bread crumb groundbait - where to get it

Post by Firebird » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:42 pm

Many thanks for comments, and thanks for your kind offer Trevor.

I do grind up fresh bread for feeder fishing in winter but I'm less inclined to collect up stale bits of bread and put those in the blender for groundbait. Time consuming for one thing, and slow to build up a decent quantity for those big bags of tench and bream I haven't caught for a long time. I have heard of getting crumb from the bakers but I don't know whether that's possible now.

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Re: Bread crumb groundbait - where to get it

Post by Santiago » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:20 pm

My dad use to collect big bags of stale bread from the bakers, circa 1970's, and one of my jobs was to make it into crumb using an old hand operated meat grinder. And it was absolutely brilliant for tench fishing!
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Re: Bread crumb groundbait - where to get it

Post by Match Aerial » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:32 pm

My local tackle shop sells it at a reasonable price, failing that visit a supermarket for out if date bread. If you catch it right it can be 10p a loaf perfect for drying out and putting in the liquidixer

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Re: Bread crumb groundbait - where to get it

Post by Reedling » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:34 pm

Go to the big supermarkets late on in the day and especially Sunday afternoon they reduce a lot of the bread way down in price. We have got our wholemeal seeded breads, which are not as popular as white, for as little as 17p a loaf. we stick them in the chest freezer along with all the rolls and bits also. They are all in date so good for crumb or the table.

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