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Understanding bird food baits

Understanding bird food baits

A long time ago when modern boiled baits were being developed in the UK the very first specialised base mixes were all formed using ingredients intended for feeding caged and wild birds. These came to be known as bird food mixes and they are still one of the most popular carp baits in current use. They have the twin advantages of being usually comparatively cheap and yet highly digestible. They are therefore very attractive to carp.

A cheap, nutritious boilie recipe

A cheap, nutritious boilie recipe

I am often asked to recommend a recipe for a cheap yet nutritious and long lived boiled bait. Well to be honest that is asking the impossible. You see, the words cheap and nutritious don’t sit well in a sentence, and if you add long lasting as well it becomes even less plausible. However, here is a bait that should last a summer or a bit longer. It is affordable, versatile and easy to make. I’ll go through the procedure step by step.

Carpticle particle fishing for carp

Carpticle particle fishing for carp

Carpticle™ is a blend of mini and micro seeds and cereals (including millet, rapeseed, milo, groats, hempseed, and aniseed oil) specially blended and formulated to allow fermentation to take place.

SuperRed tricks of the bait-making trade

SuperRed tricks of the bait-making trade

One of the best selling products in the Haith's Baits range is the amazingly versatile SuperRed™.

Using a pressure cooker to prepare particles

Using a pressure cooker to prepare particles

If, like me you fish more long sessions of a week or more than you do day or weekend sessions, then you may like to try this tip for preparing particles at the lakeside. Though some folks think that a particle such as maize, for instance, can be prepared simply by soaking it in lake water, this is simply not the case. Every particle should be soaked AND cooked in order to prepare it safely. However, on long sessions cooking large amounts of grains or pulses by the water’s edge can cause problems

What is Ant's favourite Haith's bait?

What is Ant's favourite Haith's bait?

Well I hope you enjoyed my first article for Haith's and I am back with my second article. In this article I am going to do it slightly differently and concentrate on just one ingredient from Haith's which to me is my all time favourite ingredient from them so far. Can you guess what it is?

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