First you will need some neat SuperRed. This is used mainly because it is chock full of attraction with its myriad of ingredients every one a proven carp attractor.
You will also need some oat groats, another proven carp puller par excellence that many angler, myself included, rate as highly as hempseed in terms of attraction.
Finally you will need some flavour and your preferred sweetener. Here I am using Nutrabaits’ Sweet Cajouser and Cream Cajouser, a sublime combination that will have you (to say nothing of the carp) drooling!
Place the required amount of goats in a bucket and add 5ml per kilo (dry weight) of both the flavour and the sweetener. Pour on boiling water to just cover the groats, and stir well so as to mix in the attraction as thoroughly as possible.
Leave the goats to steep until the hot water has gone cold. You will note that they will have taken up a lot of the attraction-laced water and swollen up slightly.
Add an egg or two (depending on how dense you want the finished product to be.
Mix the egg(s) in with a fork.
Now add the SuperRed a bit at a time until you have a wet sloppy mix. If you leave this for 20 minutes or so you will find it stiffens up considerably.
Continue to add more SuperRed until you reach the required consistency. In my case I prefer to create a fairly dense mix that will bind together easily when compressed by my hands.
After rubbing a little sesame seed oil into the palms of you hands, start forming the blend into groundbait balls, say the size of a tennis ball. The choice is not all yours. You can fire the groundbait balls out with a catapult, of – my preferred method – use a Groundbait Blaster such as the one shown in the photo from Atomic Tackle.
However, it doesn’t stop there…Try baiting the margins liberally with the blend using a Groundbaiter spoon to introduce the mix. Or why not mould some around a Method feeder?
All in all this is one darn good combination that will have the carp (and tench and barbel for that matter) crawling up the rods!