What bait?

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Harry H
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Re: What bait?

Post by Harry H » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:17 pm

BreadFlake wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:15 am
What about steak and mince for Chub?
I can remember watching someone using that on TV
Martin Bowler ? or John Wilson? maybe.
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Re: What bait?

Post by Dave Burr » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:44 pm

Harry H wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:17 pm
BreadFlake wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:15 am
What about steak and mince for Chub?
I can remember watching someone using that on TV
Martin Bowler ? or John Wilson? maybe.
Jan Porter used to fish with it on the Trent. It's a tactic that's done the rounds over the years but probably the nearest we've come to a species specific bait so far.

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Re: What bait?

Post by Fred » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:21 pm

I don't know about the wright bait for the wright fish, I have caught Eels on smelt and Chub on lamprey
when Piking. I've caught Carp on dead and live bait while Perch fishing. You never know for shore what's going to
pick up your bait. That's what makes fishing so exciting.
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Re: What bait?

Post by Michael » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:22 pm

Dave Burr wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:44 pm
Harry H wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:17 pm
BreadFlake wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:15 am
What about steak and mince for Chub?
I can remember watching someone using that on TV
Martin Bowler ? or John Wilson? maybe.
Jan Porter used to fish with it on the Trent. It's a tactic that's done the rounds over the years but probably the nearest we've come to a species specific bait so far.
I couldn't agree more, steak & mince are my number one baits for chub, my Grandfather & Father used similar. I use cheap beef mince, that's been thoroughly mixed with a fish meal, to keep it separate and loose, in a cage feeder. I then use chunks of cheap moist stewing steak, on the hook, this has been soaked in little liquid additive..
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Re: What bait?

Post by Phil Arnott » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:44 pm

Chub aren't the only fish to eat big black slugs. I once fed some to some large trout which engulfed them and then swam around chewing them like a toffee!

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Re: What bait?

Post by AshbyCut » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:06 am

All I can add to this discussion is ....

Worms of various sizes ... but as Izaak recommended ... "Scoured in fennel" !!!

This bait has accounted for, in my personal experience ...

Gudgeon (bottom)
Roach (bottom and on the surface)
Rudd (surface)
Crucian carp (bottom)
Perch ... small and quite large ... (bottom)
Crayfish ... sadly ... (bottom)
Ide (bottom)
Bream (bottom)
Eels (bottom)
Tench (bottom)
Trout (bottom)
Koi carp (bottom)
Small carp (bottom)
Large carp (bottom)

As you may suspect ... my garden is never without fennel ... and for when it is out of season, I save the seed to use as a scouring material (or buy pots from supermarkets).

My variety of choice is ... Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' ... easily found ... easily grown ... and self seeding. Just remember to give your worms at least a week to scour.
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Ally
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Re: What bait?

Post by Ally » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:04 pm

After watching that prog on telly last night i wont be using meat or fishmeal for bait. Not that i did anyway

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Re: What bait?

Post by Santiago » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:54 pm

I didn't watch it because from the trailer it appeared to be totally unbalanced in favour of vegetarianism.
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Ally
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Re: What bait?

Post by Ally » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:39 pm

No no, it was pretty good, nothing about veggy on it atall. Destruction of rain forest for cattle farming that sort of stuff. Amount of land for growing cattle feed etc. Worth a watch. An eye opener

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Re: What bait?

Post by Ian » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:27 pm

I’ve had an eel take sweet corn,I’ve had a roach on a bare hook while feeding up and I’ve had a pike take the plummet,they do eat anything
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