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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Run out of bait but not out of time. What did you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by flightliner View Post
    Away from that scenario on the times I have been desperate for bait my sandwhiches have often been a good standby!
    Done that many times flight, even had fish on tiny pieces of apple but the best one was bread pudding, used to pack away a big slice of it for my own consumption, all soft fruity and spicy, one day got low on bait and tried it on the hook and caught a load of carp.

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    Default Re: Run out of bait but not out of time. What did you do?

    I don't remember ever running out of bait but often under estimate how much groundbait I may need.
    I either run out when I should be feeding more or mix too much only to find it's not needed.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Run out of bait but not out of time. What did you do?

    My mate was struggling one day,so stopped and had some grub,finished off with a tangerine,anyway started fishing again with just an odd little rude to show,so he ripped a piece of peel and put it it out on his pole,almost immediately down went the float and after a short fight he landed a perch well over two pounds,during that session he caught several decent perch,plus skimmers on the peel,he ran out in the end,he has since then caught some good bonus fish on peel,never as many as that day but caught on it none the less...

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    Default Re: Run out of bait but not out of time. What did you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by bleak View Post
    Decades ago 'I was on the run' from an angry wife . I spent a couple of unprepared days fishing a deserted gravel pit - now known as Willow lakes - near my home in Hertfordshire. I ran out bait just as the very wild fish were biting. I was on the edge of a cattle pasture, had a little wander about , kicked a dry cow turd and hey-ho big fat grubs underneath. Brilliant weekends fishing after that find...
    What did you eat for those two days, dare I ask?

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Run out of bait but not out of time. What did you do?

    Blimey! great question. Not got a clue...
    In every angler there is madness
    In every angler there is sadness

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Run out of bait but not out of time. What did you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitty View Post
    My mate was struggling one day,so stopped and had some grub,finished off with a tangerine,anyway started fishing again with just an odd little rude to show,so he ripped a piece of peel and put it it out on his pole,almost immediately down went the float and after a short fight he landed a perch well over two pounds,during that session he caught several decent perch,plus skimmers on the peel,he ran out in the end,he has since then caught some good bonus fish on peel,never as many as that day but caught on it none the less...
    My neighbour has a pond in his garden, he often cuts an orange up to feed his fish in warmer months. His carp love them, peel and all.

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    This thread reminded me of when I was a kid, at the weekends me and my mates used to buy a pint of maggot between us and go down to a park lake.
    For the first hour or so we could catch Roach by throwing in a good handful of maggots and dropping our float in with them and trying to hit the lightening bites. You had to feed each drop in else you would get nothing. Then as the bites trailed off we were left to fish out the entire rest of the day with about a dozen maggots left between us.

  8. #18

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    My dad and I were running low on maggots on a local canal when I was younger. We had a competition to see how many gudgeon we could catch on a single maggot. Think I was in double figures before changing it.

    I also once caught a 5lb barbel on a very chewed single maggot. Id unhooked another fish and dropped the hook as I turned round to put the fish in a keepnet and nearly had the rod pulled from under my arm.

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Run out of bait but not out of time. What did you do?

    I often plumb up with a swan shot at the end of the mainline,usually without a hook,one particular day I was fishing a lake near Wooton,Bedfordshire for the first time, I cast out around 3ft deep with a bare twenty hook on,the float sank out of sight,I wound in to find a 6oz rudd hanging on,next cast a similar sized perch,next another rudd,well I had six or seven fish in as many casts without being able to get the depth,I took the hook off,found the depth,around 5ft,put the hook back on and proceeded not to get another bite,wtf...

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    Default Re: Run out of bait but not out of time. What did you do?

    I always carry a tin of corn and meat in the boot just in case.

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