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    hi all,
    having just joined this fantastic site,also seeing quite a few names from a certain other barbel site. i have often thought of this and wondered if anyone else has tried it. is it possible to use a lot of hemp in a pva bag if the if mixed with a bit of groundbait to absorb the water? i.e to get a lot of bait out accuratly.
    any comments would be gratefull
    many thanks john

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    Just use a baitdropper, spod or a large groundbait feeder. It's much quicker and cheaper.

    Hemp dries out in groundbait and will float after a while.

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    Yes and No, you have to do it on the bank and fast. Not tried it for barbel but I've had a go with grass carp on the canal. I was slightly successful with drying the hemp in a paper hankie along with sweet corn but it still had to be done on the bank and quickly. BTW the reason for all this faffing about was the grass carp would only take a free lined bait and casting with a bag of hemp/corn on the hook was quite easy if I was quick, however, I was only casting underhand.

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    If you combined the hemp seed and small amount of groundbait with hemp oil that would work but I use a baitdropper like Matt suggests.
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    John you could try this.
    Get say a Tescoe bag.Cut the bottom.Then sew it back together at the bottom with PVA thread/string.
    Add as much bait as you want really.Then lower in the bag.Leave it for a while and let the PVA dissolve.
    The wind in.Hey presto,lots of bait on the bottom.

    You will need for this method,an old beach caster rod with heavey line ect.

    Obviously this is a near bank swim tip.I doubt you could cast it mate.

    Cheers Jason

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    Forgot to add.You must secure the bag at the "handle end" to stop the bag staying,in the drink

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    Thats an outstandingly simple idea Jason, pure genius.
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    You could possibly cast a small plastic bag of bait with 10lb or 12lb line. Put the reel you intend to fish with on your spod rod, clip up your line then cast in. After retrieval swap your reel back onto your main rod with the line still in the clip. When you cast in your bait, provided you get your direction right, you should hit the same spot as your ground bait.
    If you've after barbel, unclip your line after casting in and tie a marker knot "power gum" onto your main line so that you can hit the right spot once again. Don't fish with your line clipped up for barbel or you'll end up loosing your rod or a snap off. Snag fishing is different ball game, one were you need to be on your toes and geared up to stop any run developing.

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    I do like the tesco plastic bag idea, i reckon I could chuck one at least 30 yards with a beachcaster, going to experiment in the garden tommorrow.

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    Robert Woods 1 Guest

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    I find ASDA bags better as they have holes in them to let water in.

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