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Towards a better micro seed blend

Towards a better micro seed blend

There are many seed blends on the market that all seem to be lumped under the generic heading of particle blend. These are seldom if ever put together with anglers in mind but are in most cases are simply blends that are already in existence in the bird feed market, intended for use as cage and aviary bird foods. Red Band Pigeon Conditioner is a perfect example.

Oliver's first ever mirror carp

Oliver's first ever mirror carp

What's really in your base mix? asks Ken Townley.

What's really in your base mix? asks Ken Townley.

For years now carp anglers have questioned the recipes and ingredients of the better base mixes on the market. Are they justified in doing so? Well yes, they are. If you bought a car you would want to be told the full specifications of the product as well as knowing how it performs. So it is with carp baits, and I am talking specifically base mixes now.

Monks Match Lake

Monks Match Lake

One of the carp that I caught at Monks Lake in a recent match on Robin Red pellets.

Ken Townley, Bill Cottam - Nutrabaits and Robin Red

Ken Townley, Bill Cottam - Nutrabaits and Robin Red

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.

No ordinary fishing lake

No ordinary fishing lake

“No ordinary lake,” explains Adam Roots Everyone maybe has a place that`s dear to them, it could be from a nice childhood holiday with good times and memories with the family, but in my case it`s a lake...

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