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    Posted: 26áMarchá2019 at 12:50pm
hi ya chaps with the bream season fast approaching   looking for fresh ideas into what gets used shop bought or   diy contraptions also debate on wether its wrong to actually feed fish when fishing or is just the scent trail enough
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I tried an open weave sack a couple of years back. Just ended up stuck on the bottom because I lowered it too far...havenĺt tried since but must do this year. Thanks for the reminder.
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I've tried various options.
The best was a very expensive, purpose built, stainless steel bait dropper made by Stainless Steve. But I only used it on a few occasions before I steamed off one day having forgotten to haul it in! I could never trust myself enough to buy another!
I've tried a sack with a big weight, but any tide run just drags it to the surface.
So my best effort now is a couple of stainless steel mesh bird feeders (with 2lb leads attached) I mash up left over bait and mix it with fishy flavoured carp groundbait, cooked rice, and add some squid or fish oil, into a stiffish consistency which goes into the feeders and dropped down one either side of the boat. Then every so often refill alternatively so there is a constant trickle of scent going out without feeding them too much. It's trial and error to get the consistency right.
When I was really keen I used to make up the mix at home and fill small yoghurt pots and freeze them. They fitted into the feeders so it was even better to achieve a steady flow, and a lot less messy.
I'm convinced groundbaiting works as I've often had Bream coming in coughing up rice!
Good luck whatever you try Ray.
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i always kept left over bait from trips and blended it up with bread or rice and then filled milk carton with it. freeze it and then when you next go. pull it out, stab holes in it and cable tie just above my anchor. 
as it defrosts it give nice sent trail with out feeding the little bu**ers....lol
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Originally posted by MONKEY NUTS MONKEY NUTS wrote:

i always kept left over bait from trips and blended it up with bread or rice and then filled milk carton with it. freeze it and then when you next go. pull it out, stab holes in it and cable tie just above my anchor. 
as it defrosts it give nice sent trail with out feeding the little bu**ers....lol
 

Great idea! 
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thanks for ya feed back chaps reckon milk cartons   frozen it is   I used to use   a product called   the bait   cage all outa stainless mesh with lead already   welded   meashed into the base with a little mesh door used to buy online   but now   don't exist anywhere so cartons it is
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I have watched bream in very clear water in the Med. I was feeding breadcrumbs to some tiny fish and the bream turned up to hang around nearby. I think they are attracted to any kind of feeding action so I will be experimenting with spoons on the mainline and breadcrumbs in the bait feeder. 

I use a Berley Bomb dropper which looks very much like I would imagine a large vibrator would look like although I have never seen one Ermm


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WOW im shocked
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About the breadcrumbs?? 😊
Anyone else out tomorrow?
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