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What everyone ought to know about preparing groats

What everyone ought to know about preparing groats

In my opinion, groats are on a par with hempseed when it comes to pulling down carp onto a bait carpet. It absolutely staggered me to watch them feed and I have never seen preoccupied feeding like it. As I watched I witnessed dozens of carp really competing hard for every last grain and from time to time a fish would turn away from the bait carpet, literally stuffed to the gills. I clearly saw hundreds of individual grains spilling from its mouth and gill covers, so much had it crammed in.

Winter particles

Winter particles

Though the water temperatures are certainly dropping fast and the nights drawing in, carp can be very active at this time of the year and many experts agree that particle baits, seed blends and even nut baits are very effective during the early winter months of November and December. At this time of year carp are on the lookout for food to build up body fat and overall condition to see them through the coldest part of the winter and that is why particle baits are ideal as they are high in energy-providing fats, backed up with good levels of dietary protein to improve general health and condition.

Stop wasting time and start using Red Factor

Stop wasting time and start using Red Factor

Red Factor™ is one of those ingredients that lend itself to a myriad of carp fishing applications. Some see it as a seed blend and, yes, Red Factor™ does contain seeds: some use it as a paste bait, and, yes, it is ideal as such: others see it as the ideal binding agent for boilie mixes and yes, it is a perfect binder. In effect Red Factor™ is probably the most versatile carp bait ingredient on the market. It is formed by blending granules of egg biscuit with a subtle mix of micro seeds and Haith's Ready Mix™ .

Sick and tired of doing method mix the old way? Read this

Sick and tired of doing method mix the old way? Read this

Here at Haith's Baits we have got everything you need to create the very best solutions for catching crafty carp, and one of the best ways to fool them it to use The Method.

Ken Townley's mealworm discovery

Ken Townley's mealworm discovery

Ken likes to trial just about every ingredient we have on the premises and here he talks about his discovery of Mealworm Crumble as a carp bait.

Red Factor and Ready Mix Colour Food

Red Factor and Ready Mix Colour Food

This month I would like to show you one of the simplest, cheapest yet most effective bird food mixes going, namely an 80/20 blend of two splendid ingredients:

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