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emmcee last won the day on January 29

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  1. I've baited up with bait that is still warm after rolling it. As you say, you don't get any fresher than that. As for a gun and better rolling table it will make your bait making so easy. When I rolled bait I could do 60 eggs no problem. In the end I used to crack the eggs into a Bowl and blend all the flavours etc into it then store in the fridge over night then mix, roll and boil the following evening. I had a little jug that I'd scoop the liquid up in, pour into my bowl and that needed exactly 3 scoops of powder and that made enough paste to fill the gun. I had the big tables, an air gun, burco boiler and you can knock up a lot of bait in a short time. I reckon 120 eggs would have been possible if I'd had wanted to, with another pair of hands then definitely possible.
  2. Cracking fish mate,big shoulders on it, well done.
  3. My koi carp, carp and goldfish are spawning in my pond and have been for 2 days now. A local lake to me is also closed to spawning.
  4. I'm sorry but I think you need a lesson in caring for your catch, unless of course you're going to eat them. Laying a fish on a stoney bank is not the done thing. You may want to invest in an unhooking mat so that no damage comes to the fish once you land it and it can be returned to fight another day relatively unscathed. Rant over.
  5. 100% agree on location being the most important factor, combined with a little bit of luck and your onto a winner.
  6. I'd say your chosen level is a good starting point. I know the profile plus range of flavours are very potent and can be overloaded but not sure on the response range.
  7. If its a proper milk protein bait then you shouldn't need added "goodies", the milks will be doing everything you need on their own. And when I say proper milk, you're looking at £15 - £20 per kg to know it's half decent at todays prices of ingredients. Anything less than that then it's bulked out with calf milk replacer etc which is a good ingredient but nothing compared to the casein's, lactalbumin's and whey pro's out there.
  8. Other than when I rolled my own the only flavour I had in my bait for the last 10yrs or so was black pepper essential oil. All freebies had recommended levels (6 drops per 6 eggs) and all hookbaits had half levels. We found making the hookbait over flavoured was the wrong way to go. Infact after a season i had my freebies made with half levels, always got to have an edge . Absolutely devastating flavour on its own in my opinion.
  9. 🤯😳😱 I wouldn't know what to take if I had that lot. Few hundred quids worth in there I imagine (hope you your missus doesn't read that bit) 🤣
  10. Was it Terry Eustace (gold label tackle) that did these? Think I've got a few packs hidden away somewhere thinking that is what hook was used for the 360 rig.
  11. This is how I take line off my reels now. I know then that I'm taking off a pretty precise amount say 200yds. I then know what amount of line I have left on a bulk spool etc.
  12. Exactly this⬆️. If you can't find them though then maybe start baiting up a spot regularly and hope they come to you. That will take time , effort and of course a few quid for bait but the rewards might just be worth it In the long run.
  13. Use wrap sticks if you have them if not 2 bank sticks pushed in the ground a rod length apart. Reel onto a rod , tie one end to one of the sticks and keep wrapping until all line is off.
  14. Lucky you, its a beautiful part of the country along with the Jurassic coast in my opinion. A good spot for photography, wildlife and fishing
  15. I see quite a lot of reports regarding rays from the Mersey. Bit of a trek for me that though. And as you say, it's all about enjoying yourself and I wasn't really, just going through the motions as it were. I've got a new spring in my step so all good.
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