The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog
There are many ways to catch tench, some specialists will target them in using similar tactics to carp angling but in a scaled down manner, using a double or triplicate of rods, bite alarms, bivvy, bedchair, the whole nine yards as they say.
I first wrote about groundbaiting for carp way back in 1985.
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.
Hot Hemp: During the preparation stage, add dried crushed chilli flakes to the hemp seed prior to adding the water.
Anyone tried sunflower hearts as carp bait? These are actually de-husked sunflower seeds, and unlike the seeds themselves, the hearts sink OK.
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.