At the moment Brexit seems to have put the kibosh on taking certain types of bait across the Channel. This mainly applies to boilies due to the animal, fish and milk proteins and meals used therein. The strictures may even rule out shelf life boilies. Currently I am not sure what rules will be applied to seeds, cereals, pulses and nuts. But let's hope it all gets sorted soon. In the meantime, I thought I'd take a different approach and highlight what's already available in France.
The huge French farm stores and feed producers are a rich source of most types of non-boilie baits so today I want to show you how to make a very quick and easy Mini-Seed Groundbaits using Oat Groats and our unique Red Band Pigeon Conditioner.****
Follow this simple recipe for a quick and easy groundbait.
For small amounts first measure out equal amounts of Red Band, Oat Groats and boiling water.
For larger amounts simply apply the same rule of thirds.
Put the groats, red band and hot water in a saucepan and bring back to the boil.
Next pour the bait into a freezer box with a tight fitting lid. Alternatively pour the mixture into a Thermos flask or two.
Seal the box/flask and leave to stand overnight (or 8 hours).
When the time is up pour out the bait into a bait bucket. The result will be a mass of tiny seeds and grains that are cooked to perfection retaining all the goodness and attraction of the absorbed water that is often discarded if you follow a more traditional preparation method.
I have literally lost count of the number of carp I have caught using this blend of two of the best mini particles on the market.
You can experiment with other seeds and cereals and blending popcorn maize with Red Band is especially effective.
Here's another top tip for you: add a handful of soaked salted peanuts to the mix. You'll be astonished at the effectiveness of this little wheeze.
The results speak for themselves!
KEEP SAFE, WELL AND SANE!