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    Default Bait additives

    I'm talking of powders one adds to pellets and glugs to bait! Markcw recommended, indeed he gave me a bottle , of F1 liquid! I added it to meat and pellets and I am convinced it improved my catch rate!

    I have added a vanilla powder from Decathlon to my micros and reckon they had had a good effect!

    What additives, if any,do you swear by?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post

    What additives, if any,do you swear by?

    Salt n vinegar on me fish n chips, gravey on me pudding and chips and curry on me chips ....sorry Mike, couldn't resist bud .


    I put no plugs or anything to my groundbait but I do add corn, maggots and other bits to my breadfeed.

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    I might have guessed! I would go along with all your additives Ian but can you show me a barbel caught on steak pudding and chips!!!??? Would it hair rig! I'm hooked on all Hollands products but I'm not a fish!!!

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    Coriander to maggots and/or ground-bait when I'm after roach and it does seem to make a difference.

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    Default Re: Bait additives

    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    What additives, if any,do you swear by?
    Only one.............
    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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    Default Re: Bait additives

    I put a spoonful of turmeric on a pint of maggots, not sure if it catches more fish but it sure does make them maggots smell nicer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    I might have guessed! I would go along with all your additives Ian but can you show me a barbel caught on steak pudding and chips!!!??? Would it hair rig! I'm hooked on all Hollands products but I'm not a fish!!!
    I'll act like a fish if you get me a pudding and chips lol.
    Me mrs just got me some actually, instead of gravey on the chips and pudding she put me some curry on the chips, good food when your out of sorts .

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    Default Re: Bait additives

    Apart from the Sonubaits F1 liquid, I will use turmeric on maggots, apart from degreasing them it leaves a slight tinge on them, If groundbait is banned and I am am fishing meat on that particular venue, I will sometimes coat my meat in groundbait, Years ago when I made my own groundbait , it was a couple of bags of brown crumb, with a bit of white crumb as a binder, Custard powder, or Angel delight and desiccated coconut, The coconut broke free when the groundbait was on the bottom and floated slowly upwards,this was used as an attractor. I had good success in colder months coating meat with Knorr Marinade In minutes granules,I have not seen it in the shops for a long time now. It smelt very similar to Archie Braddocks Winter Mix.

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    Default Re: Bait additives

    I am not really into modern baits and glugs etc but I have tried bread dipped in honey which didn't seem to make much difference but I would try it on maggots maybe. Sweetcorn soaked in a hot water/jam solution which turned them red was very good for bream. I bought some red food coloring once to dye bread red but never got round to trying it for some reason but I have read this can be very good.
    The best one I tried was some fermented yeast poured over maggots, I tried this several times a few years ago and it definitely made a difference.
    I reasoned why bread was so good because fish can smell the yeast in it, flour paste never seems to work as well.
    Last edited by markg; 21-11-2018 at 05:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markg View Post
    I reasoned why bread was so good because fish can smell the yeast in it, flour paste never seems to work as well.
    Another reason might be salt.

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