Posted 25 September 2004 - 11:49 PM
When i arrived i started groundbaiting straight away with bran,bread and lashings of pilchard and salmon oil.
Started fishing after an hour or so of baiting up and bloody bagged up!!
Nothing of any great size but lots of small pollack and dogfish.In fact it was a fish a chuck,so why don't i hear more about groundbaiting in sea fishing or was it a one off?!!
If not does anyone have any recipes for groundbait.
Posted 26 September 2004 - 02:21 AM
Posted 26 September 2004 - 03:46 AM
Posted 26 September 2004 - 10:08 AM
Pall up with your local fishmonger and get him to save you up a 9l bucket of fish heads and guts. Any rubbish will do as long as it is nice and juicy.
Carry the bucket out to your chosen mark along with a hand axe and a couple of onion sacks and a length of rope.
Tip some of the fishy bits out on the rocks and break up with the hand axe. Shovel them into the doubled up onion sacks, a pair of rubber gloves is useful, and add a large stone. Tie to the end of the rope and drop into the water, fish close to the bag, say 20 to 30yds. The bag can be retrived periodically to add more juicy bits or a for a quick 'activation' by smacking it with the axe.
It is all a bit niffy but it pulls the conger in and we have had a few likely bass bites but we have not landed one yet using this method.
At the end of the evening retrieve your bags and slit the bottoms to allow the vile goo to slip into the sea. The mark will fish better next time as you have prebaited it.
Put the contaminated onion sacks in a bin bag, tie the top and take home for disposal.
Posted 26 September 2004 - 04:36 PM
I think we probably have a lot to learn from coarse anglers, and that groundbaiting has a long way to go.
Also noticed that boat noise seems to attract fish, in fact I'll start another thread with that in mind.
Posted 26 September 2004 - 09:32 PM
Posted 27 September 2004 - 12:20 AM
I think what you said about people in america fishing side by side has got me thinking,and someone replied to that saying could this be beneficial as there would be a strong scent trail out there.
We all know that fish move along the coast lines as tides rise looking for food,so if there was a regular scent trail with small food items that they would come across it seem to me they would visit this area on a regular basis.But the snag is ,time and money as the oils themselves are not cheap although they can be brough in bulk.
Other flavours are used in carp fishing, Monster crab,Shellfish,Anchovy and liver,Salmon oil and tons more.The only problem is money as there pretty expensive.You can use carrier oils to bulk them out though which is what i use.
Finally i think if it brings in doggies although annoying is not a bad thing,once one species feed i believe others will follow sort,as they should see it as an easy food source.
Will post my results if any!!
Posted 27 September 2004 - 03:12 AM
Posted 28 September 2004 - 11:59 PM
Friend of mine fished a well known mark down the hoe but away from the crowds over the rocks,and said he had three goo pollack and a couple of doggies,might giv there a go
Posted 29 September 2004 - 12:52 AM
Offal (from a butcher or fish market or both) and blood. Put the solid bits into a mesh bag and pour some blood over just before you get ready to use it. Tie a cord around the neck of the bag and you'll get it back. Just a matter of heaving it out then.
Granted, not as much distance as you might want but good scent trail.
Then take more of the solid bits and a spod rod and simply spod them out.
If you'd like, I have a DIY spod I like to use. Costs next to nothing, can be sized to suit yourself, easy to reel back in. Be happy to post details for you.