Weirdest baits?

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Re: Weirdest baits?

Post by BreadFlake » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:16 pm

Most definitely try that Kev, perhaps soak the hook bait overnight in a Chateau Margaux 1787 red wine. Actually don't, I believe it sold for around $225k :whistle:

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Re: Weirdest baits?

Post by Harry » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:31 pm

I've used a lot of odd baits.. chewed opal fruits, jelly babies, jelly tots, marmite coated boilies, cheese and marmite paste....
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Re: Weirdest baits?

Post by Duckett » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:17 pm

In a book I have somewhere there is a tale of late 18th century London anglers using human fat as bait. The source was claimed as the corpses of executed felons once they had been dissected by surgeons. Sadly, the tale isn’t referenced and the cynic in me says it’s made up. However, given some of the referenced things I’ve read about 18th Century London, I have an uncomfortable feeling ............
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Re: Weirdest baits?

Post by Olly » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:22 pm

I believe minced meat in a paste was in the "The Compleat Angler" book?

I have caught on a cigarette butt - looked like a piece of crust! Once tried in a stupid pool of tame carp & goldfish who would eat or try to ----- anything!

I sometimes see minced/cubed steak being sold cheaply (just before sell by date) and often put in the freezer for chub fishing.

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Re: Weirdest baits?

Post by Harry » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:29 pm

Groundbait lace with minced beef was a good bait for chub on the thames with slivers of stewing steak on the hook... t'was a wee while ago now though
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Re: Weirdest baits?

Post by BreadFlake » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:15 pm

There's been that many sweets mentioned that I might actually dress up and have a go at this trick or treat lark myself. Graeme pullens, whom I linked earlier has another video fishing with a bag of sweets also. I think I'd end up digging worms at the bankside though as I'd end up eating them

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Re: Weirdest baits?

Post by Pallenpool » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:36 pm

Chocolate buttons - glued to shank of hook. The only problem with this was me - very difficult to resist.

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Re: Weirdest baits?

Post by Olly » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:04 pm

So you were hooked ?

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Re: Weirdest baits?

Post by Pallenpool » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:35 pm

Line and sinker............
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