I was busy on Wednesday and couldn’t make the White Acres mid week match, by Sunday I was chomping at
Make Your Own Groundbait
The first things you need for the process are:
4 mm hard pellets. ( Buy in bulk to make it cheaper )
Fill the bait box to just below the rim with pellets. If you want four pints of groundbait use a four pint bait tub.
Boil the kettle
Cover the pellets in the bait box with boiling water to just cover the pellets. ( Health and safety says be careful with the kettle. Boiling water bloody hurts)
Cover the bait box with clingfilm.
Attach the lid.
Then leave the pellets for at least a couple of hours, and for best results leave them overnight.
When you open the bait box you will now have a cake of soaked pellets.
This is then pushed through a maggot riddle and you are left with a groundbait that is basically broken down pellets.
If you want a finer mix push it through again. If you want paste then add some water. Its great for the feeder or loose in shallow water or as an initial ball of groundbait.
At Alders Farm I had just under 300lb and fed 22 pints of this mix in 6 hours made into a slop and a slightly stiffer mix as paste on the hook so it does work. Stewart Lister was pegged next but one to me so he knows !
It’s cheap and simple and this is so very often the best way.