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The scientist

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    Been messing about some more with different ideas again. Latest experiment has been to add dissolve some amylase in water and add to my fish tank to see if there was a reaction from my poor fish. Interestingly the fish became very active and seemed to instantly want food. I'm now thinking that because enzymes are basically proteins, can the fish detect an enzyme as a feeding trigger? I noticed nick mentioned about adding enzymes to cotton wool in a feeder??
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    Looking good mark. That has to be a winnerπŸ–’
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    Supermarket Flavours

    I don't see salt itself as a problem, I also don't see that it improves a bait by a big margin. What I do see is a problem with this kind of stuff is that once a named angler has spoke of big beds of salt/salt lick blocks then the masses all start doing it. This kind of situation soon gets out of hand on many waters. Most things in moderation do no harm until it becomes common practice.
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    Totally agree with you. The only time I've had any fish on the river is when a boat has just done a turn over my baits, stirring up the water and usually within 10 mins a bite...not always carp but a bite nonetheless.
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    That sounds like the sort of thing I would do lol. That has absolutely got to be worth a go, looking forward to reading your catch reports.
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    What a great thread. Really inspiring stuff bc. These enzymes are pretty powerful aren't they.maybe worth considering that you wont need a lot of the liquid in your bait as say 20 worms must pack quite a punch to a carp so being broken down into aminos should really be very potent indeed. I'm still plugging away with my bits and now have a nice wheat/maize hydro.
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    Fishing Comparison

    Not a youngster, 46 and counting lol. That's very true cm.
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    Fishing Comparison

    My take is that angling is easier or more difficult now, that all depends on your outlook. This forum has some very accomplished anglers who would catch carp regardless of restrictions placed upon them, whether that be extreme pressure, solid weed, access to a lake etc etc. These guys will always make it look easy because they have the desire to catch a carp that makes them better anglers. Some will find carp fishing very difficult as they have no desire to catch that fish. That imo has never changed regardless of tackle, bait etc. The best will always catch the carp just as they did many moons ago. In terms of tackle and bait yes it's easier, but without the desire it's going to just as difficult as it was supposed to be then.
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    Long time angler, first time roller...

    Imo I think I would simplify the mix. Can you get hold of any fishmeal at all? If you can I think I'd be tempted to use something like Fishmeal 30% Soya flour 20% Semo 20% Milk or predigested fishmeal 20% Also add something like paprika/chilli at 10% total or fenugreek/garlic. Liquids wise I would consider hydro fish (if you can get it) for the attraction up to 100ml/kg of bait. Plus a little nut oil. Plenty of attraction and instantly recognisable as a food. Hope that helps.
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    Plans for 2018 🎣🎣

    Thanks mate. Nice to be back again.
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    Plans for 2018 🎣🎣

    Only plans I have is to actually use some of the bait that I make and usually give away to a mate to use as I don't get much time. After a strange couple of years I really hope to get back to the nene and catch a carp.
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    Advice on fermenting particles.

    Ah, I guess the salt works similar to lacto fermentation, in that it kills off the bad bacteria just leaving the healthy ones to do they're thing?
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    Advice on fermenting particles.

    Another question for you steve.doesn't the oils from the nuts go rancid pretty quickly when mixed with with fermenting bacteria?
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    Pre Baiting

    I would happily use the same bait as everyone else but I would look for an edge in terms of application and strategies. I very much agree on what has been said already and some very good advise. What I tend to do if I'm looking for the better fish is to fish beds of boilie but put my rigs on the back of the bed as much as 10 yds or more if you want. What I've found is that i'll get liners as the smaller fish move into the area on the bed, but the larger fish I often think are hanging off the group waiting to see what happens. When no fish get caught then the larger fish slowly start to gain confidence and start picking up baits away from the baited area. This is when your single will likely score with the bigger fish.
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    Hard lake advice needed

    I've fished these kinds of lakes before and they can be very tricky indeed. I get what your saying about no shows from fish, as I've had this myself and I've sat up all night in all weathers trying to see fish. I came to the conclusion that the fish were moving through lake bed channels in the weed in 6ft of water so didn't disturb the surface at all. In my case they're was clear spots but under the surface weed and finding those invisible clear spots was paramount. What I did in the end was to learn how to cast onto the weed with a balanced float that would very slowly sink through the weed but when it fell into a channel under the weed would then fall quickly with a donk. Once Ive found a couple of these clear spots under the weed the fishing became much easier as I knew I was on a patrol route. The downside is that presentation was an issue and bite detection not always perfect but I did catch fish.