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Ken Townley's favourite groundbait

Ken Townley's favourite groundbait

I first wrote about groundbaiting for carp way back in 1985.

Hemp and corn

Hemp and corn

One of the most successful tactics for those in the know over the past few years has been the use of large beds of cooked hempseed with a hook bait of cooked maize, sweetcorn or Enterprise Artificial Sweetcorn.

Three winning hemp recipes

Three winning hemp recipes

Hot Hemp: During the preparation stage, add dried crushed chilli flakes to the hemp seed prior to adding the water.

Sunflower Hearts make great carp bait

Sunflower Hearts make great carp bait

Anyone tried sunflower hearts as carp bait? These are actually de-husked sunflower seeds, and unlike the seeds themselves, the hearts sink OK.

How to prepare Red Band Pigeon Conditioner (correctly).

How to prepare Red Band Pigeon Conditioner (correctly).

I see so much 'advice' about the 'correct' way to prepare Red Band Pigeon Conditioner suggesting that you simply need to put the Red Band in a freezer box, pour on boiling water, leave for 24 hours and bingo! the bait will be ready.

Boiled baits and glycerin - Part 2

Boiled baits and glycerin - Part 2

In the past I wrote a short piece on here about using glycerin - aka glycerol - to help preserve a batch of bait with photos showing some treated high attract hookbaits which I glugged in Glycerin on the 20th November 2015.

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