Frozen boilies.

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Has anyone on FM used them for barbel and if hopefully so,how did they manage their use,i.e. how did you dose enough out for a session as I would imagine that after a session in warm weather you wouldn't re-freeze them,this concerns me a little as they are quite expensive and I don't like going without enough bait for a session...
 

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Around 15years ago I was using a frozen boilie which I believe were exclusive to Leslie's of Luton. I cant remember the name but they were light brown in colour and were fishmeal based. Most of the fishing was carried out in cool or mild summer /autumn conditions I only took out of the freezer what I thought I would need for the session anything left over was returned to the freezer and would be crushed and used in the bait dropper or mesh bag during the next session.
 

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I know a fell'a used to make them himself to sell, I forget the name of his brand. He used them himself and did really well with them!
He actually gave me some and told me I could re freeze them a time or two. Anyhow I couldn't be botherd faffing about with frozen stuff and just used meat or halibut pellets. My results were just as good with the pellets and meat.
 

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It's funny you know,certain venues fish well with pellets and meat,others seem to have gone onto boilies,whether that is down to fish 'opinion',or just more boilies being thrown in,who knows???
 

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It's funny you know,certain venues fish well with pellets and meat,others seem to have gone onto boilies,whether that is down to fish 'opinion',or just more boilies being thrown in,who knows???
Most likely the reason the venues that do well with boilies is because the majority are using boilies. If you threw in a bucket of boilies and fished a lump of meat or a halibut pellet over the top you'd catch just the same. Infact I have done just that. I always preferd dynamite pellets and boilies if I used those types of baites.
I think the majority of anglers use pellets, boilies etc on the river now. When people ask me what i'm using for bait and I tell them maggots and corn, the look of shock and horror on their faces always makes me chuckle.
 

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If it is possible to use maggot or caster for barbel I would,most venues I fish have fair heads of small fish,roach,dace,chublets,gudgeon etc,they muller such baits in summer,not so in winter however,where i'm going on holiday even 10mm pellets and boilies are given the treatment,in fact at times I have been forced to use two 15mm boilies to stop em,still rattle em about though...
 

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If it is possible to use maggot or caster for barbel I would,most venues I fish have fair heads of small fish,roach,dace,chublets,gudgeon etc,they muller such baits in summer,not so in winter however,where i'm going on holiday even 10mm pellets and boilies are given the treatment,in fact at times I have been forced to use two 15mm boilies to stop em,still rattle em about though...

Blimey, that water sounds like fish soup!
 

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The trouble is on the Stour,there are lots of moderate(some big)sized roach,which without trottable runs are not worthy of interest(lots of weed),barbel and chub are less prolific,as you'd expect,if you want those you have to specialise,if you fished maggot the minnows would suck the hell out of a bunch with gusto,just to say,last year you just had odd knocks off of them,I feed via PVA bag with 6 & 8mm pellets,plus four boilies,two halved,if you drop a bag in shallower water you can see the hoards of minnows,chublets,little roach sucking around the pellets,ten minutes there is nothing left but the boilies,little fish activity attracts big fish however....
 
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