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Thread: Prawns as bait

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    Default Re: Prawns as bait

    Graham,
    If you do use prawns, take a handful out and chop them, not too fine, but into small pieces.
    If you then mix them with a slice of blitzed, white bread, some paprika and or Cayenne pepper, you've got a great, cheap bait for chucking out as freebies with your hook bait in thumb-nail sized offerings (don't compress them too tight!).
    You can also dry off your hook bait prawns a bit, put them into a bag with some paprika and cayenne and shake them up a bit. Adds a little bit of colour and 'zing'.

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    Had one of our members (will be an association bailiff in the new season) on the phone this morning and he was telling me how he's had a load of prawns and prawn heads in the fridge for a few weeks now - hopefully in sealed containers!.. He reckons they'll be brilliant for the barbel come Sunday.
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    Could well be Jeff, live minnows were also very successful also early season...................
    That's about as big as a fish that big gets
    If you understand what you’re doing, you’re not learning anything................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Woodhouse View Post
    He reckons they'll be brilliant for the barbel come Sunday.
    Brilliant roughly chopped with hemp/hali crush in stick mixes or cage feeder Jeff.

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    Everything likes a prawn I have found, couldnt get one through the marauding small Roach the other morning. I was wondering why the float wouldnt settle, stood up for a look & the roach were playing ping pong with it ! Tried shotting down to the hook but there were so many I had to move..

    Had success when I have thawed them out put them in a bag with krill powder & froze them again.You dont smell great when you get home though. ...

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