The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog
I first used Robin Red way back in the day when I was a member of a syndicate in Devon called Ockenham Lakes. My mate from up country was using it and had got onto it soon after the word got out and he told me it was the bee’s knees. Naturally I was keen to try it and used in not only in Devon but also on my Cornish venues and at Waveney. My first twenty was tempted by the allure of the red stuff as was Carole’s and catches on Robin Red were much talked about and discussed.
Ever since Dynamite Baits brought out their preserved tigers in jars people have been looking for different ways of preparing long life tiger nuts at home. A fella on Carp Forum (Zack) put me onto his method, which involves using plastic bottles and this has always been reasonably effective for me.
Peanuts can be infected with a fungus, which produces a poisonous carcinogen called aflatoxin. Since there is no clear scientific evidence of what is a safe level for wild birds, Haith's® buy only 'nil detectable aflatoxin' - the safest standard there is.
Since the previous blog entry was posted online I have received a number of requests asking if the same paste cannot be made without eggs. Well the simple answer is yes, but I usually ask the question back, why do you wish to avoid eggs? Not all the folk I ask can answer this!
Here we are nearing the start of the twenty-teens and a mere 13 years since I first started working for John E. Haith of Cleethorpes, as it was then.