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Comprehensive facts on Carp bait preparation

 

CORRECT WAYS IN WHICH TO PREPARE PARTICLES FOR CARP ANGLING

It is of prime importance that baits and particles are prepared correctly before using them. Horror stories abound of lakes becoming choked from particles that have not been prepared in the right way and of course Carp dying for the same reasons.

Use the following guidelines to ensure your particles are ready to use

PREPARING PARTICLE BAITS
If you are going to use particles as bait, it is essential that you prepare them correctly.
Unprepared or incorrectly prepared particle baits can injure and kill fish. This is why many waters have banned them. Particles are cheap and effective, and recommended.
Guidelines for preparing your bait:

Buckwheat
Pre-Soak for 14 hours – then bring to boil and simmer UNTIL SPLIT

Hemp
Pre-Soak for 14 hours – then bring to boil and simmer UNTIL SPLIT

Adzuki Beans
Blackeye Beans
Chick Peas
Haricot Beans

Lima Beans
Maple Peas
Peanuts
Pinto Beans
Red Kidney Beans
Tares
Tiger Nuts
Wheat
Pre-Soak the above beans for 14 hours – then bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes

Maize
Pre-Soak beans for 24 hours – then bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes

THE PREPARATION OF HEMP SEED FOR BAIT OR TO USE AS AN EFFECTIVE FISH ATTRACTOR
Firstly pre-soak the hemp seed for about two hours. Put approximately two pints of water into a saucepan of boiling water. Add about one pint of hemp and bring the water to the boil, then leave to simmer for about 15 minutes or until the small shells of the seed start to open and release the white inner flesh. Drain the seeds and allow to them to cool. It’s ready.

A couple of interesting facts …

1. The Hemp seed is the seed of the Cannabis plant. The plant is illegal in the UK. The seeds are “sterilised” to ensure that, if grown, the plants will not contain THC (the active ingredient in cannabis to get you high!)
2. The first Levis blue jeans were made out of 100 per cent hemp.

DAILY BREAD
TO MAKE a couple of thick slices of ordinary bread TACKY: Give it just 12-15 seconds in the microwave then damp it by spreading a little water in between on a surface, close together, and you are away........

CONNING THE CARP ON THE CHEAP
As all keen anglers know, carp eventually get used to a bait that is always used and can become wary of it.  If using white bread try dying it with food dye (red is excellent) and add a flavoured oil to disguise it.  It works a treat and is cheaper than boilie.

SIMPLE DOUGH BALLS RECIPE
Take one whole piece of bread and remove the crust. after dipping the rest in bacon grease roll it into a tight ball until semi hard. Great for carp!

TIGER NUTS
Carp love tiger nuts. Try soaking them in Golden Syrup for at least three days before use.

OTHER TYPES OF PARTICLES

  • COOKING PARTICLES             PRESOAK            BOIL

    Standard hempseed                            Overnight              Until it splits
    Big Hemp                                           Overnight              Until it splits 
    Tares                                                 Overnight               30 minutes
    Wheat                                                Overnight              15 minutes
    Mixed Seed Aniseed                          Overnight               30 minutes
    Mixed seed standard                          Overnight               30 minutes
    Garlic feast                                         24 hours                30 minutes
    Dark seed Mix                                   Overnight               30 minutes
    Mini Tiger Nuts                                  24 hours                30 minutes
    Standard Tiger Nuts                           24 hours                30 minutes
    Jumbo Tiger nuts                                24 hours                30 minutes
    Maize                                                 24 hours               30 minutes
    Groats                                                Not necessary         5 minutes
    Black eyed beans                               Overnight              30 minutes
    Pinto Beans                                        Overnight              30 minutes
    Chickpeas                                          Overnight              30 minutes
    Maple Peas                                        Overnight              30 minutes

     

     

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    CARP LIKE SPAM! Luncheon meat is successful for Carp. You will find the cheaper the luncheon meat is, the better it stays on the hook as it is usually more solid (and fatty). Cut the luncheon meat into cubes approximately 1cm square, then leave it exposed to the air and sun for a short while, this will put a firm skin around it making it less likely to come off the hook. Best fished on a hair rig and boillie stop.

    Today there is an enormous range of baits for Carp on the market. There are various ways in which bread can be used (with or without honey). But also lobworms, boiled potatoes, red worms, maggots, slugs, snails, freshwater mussels, small fish, wasp grubs, boiled beans and nuts, peas, banana, macaroni, shrimps, prawns, cake, caterpillars, congealed blood and of course boilies.


    It is well known that fish have local preferences, and their preferences can change during the season. Between 1970 and 1972 there were 55 carp over 20lbs caught at Redmire Pool in the UK. 17 of those fish were caught using sultanas as bait.

     

    > You may find for instance, that whole new potato will produce lots of action. This may only last for the first few weeks of the season, then they tend to prefer eat boilies or trout pellet paste. Later in the season during the colder months nuts may be productive.

    IN THE WIND
    On a windy day try fishing where the wind blows into the edge as this is where the natural food is sent by the movement of the water.

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