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Question for U.K. residents
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:07:38 PM »
I picked up a book from the library about fishing, written by a British author about fishing in the U.K., and he had an extensive chapter about deadbait fishing, using all sorts of homemade baits from meat, sausage, corn, etc, besides the standard chunks of dead fish.  I got the impression it is a mainstream thing for angling over there, whereas in the US its more of a fringe thing. How is it across the pond?
 

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Re: Question for U.K. residents
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 02:26:09 AM »
I picked up a book from the library about fishing, written by a British author about fishing in the U.K., and he had an extensive chapter about deadbait fishing, using all sorts of homemade baits from meat, sausage, corn, etc, besides the standard chunks of dead fish.  I got the impression it is a mainstream thing for angling over there, whereas in the US its more of a fringe thing. How is it across the pond?

I suppose it depends on where you're from. I grew up and learned to fish in the rivers, creeks, and ponds of Kansas. Unless you're referring to minnows as chunks of dead fish, I've never used dead fish. I have used chicken guts, corn, blood bait made from corn meal and animal blood, cereal (Wheaties works well) mashed together with banana, and a variety of other things I assume the author would call 'dead bait'.
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Re: Question for U.K. residents
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 11:27:41 AM »
Dead fish as in cutting up a bait fish and using chunks of meat, mostly for larger fish though of course.
 

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Re: Question for U.K. residents
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 12:20:34 PM »
Then I've never used chunks of dead fish, just lots of other dead baits.
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Re: Question for U.K. residents
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 07:52:52 PM »
"Dead bait" is key for cat fish.  Bacon is one of the best baits, and stays on the hook well.
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Re: Question for U.K. residents
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018, 09:48:49 PM »
True! That's another one I've used. Of course, in Kansas, we were usually fishing for catfish.
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Re: Question for U.K. residents
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 05:44:58 AM »
I've found the best catfish bait to be a jar of chicken guts allowed to rot in the sun.
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Re: Question for U.K. residents
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 01:43:11 AM »
I have an old chunk of aged gouda in the fridge, I'm going to give that a try.

British fishing rods are neat looking, the handle is nearly 2 feet long, maybe its a hold over from fly fishing and cane pole days
 

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Re: Question for U.K. residents
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 01:49:02 AM »
Cheese is good, and gouda's strong enough to draw the fish with its scent.
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