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Originally posted by Ahab Ahab wrote:

Hugh Chawner made one. It did make me laugh
 
Elaborate.!!!!! Elaborate. !!!!!
 
Photos? Images?
 
Its Sunday, have done my boat maintenance bits... (Engine anodes today)
 
And killing time waiting for the potatoes to roast.
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I'm sure most people know this but just in case.
How to make a home made bait dropper.
Tie a heavy weight to a strong piece of line (about 2 foot) then a swivel.
Put the weight at the bottle of a carrier bag.
Scrunch the bag around the weight and put a strong elastic band outside the bag above the weight.
Open the bag and put in your chum. Scrunch the bag around the top of the chum.
Attach the swivel to the end of the line on a solid rod and put the reel on that rod into free spool.
Place the bag in the water and let it drop to the bottom with your thumb lightly on the spool of the reel.
When the bag hits the bottom take up the slack line then shake the rod vigorously.
The carrier bag inverts and the chum is released at the bottom just behind the boat.
I hope this make sense as I have had a sherbet.
If not pm me and I will talk you through it.
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Do you get the bag back.
god put me on this earth to acheve a certain amount of things in a given time right now i am so far behind i will never die
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote comfortabtly numb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06†April†2014 at 8:21pm
I have one of those bait droppers called "the edge", one of the best things i have ever brought! 
As others have said NEVER throw your bait away at the end of a session, freeze it down and use it for CHUM!
Like others i also use rice,dead maggots and small pellets but i bulk mine up with horse bran! its about £8 for a large sack and it soaks up all the juice and does not fill the fish up too much!

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Just to add to the options here are a couple more.

I use those wire mesh bird feeders. Tie one onto some 80lb braid with a 2lb weight clipped to the bottom of it.

What I used to do was keep all my old left over bait and fish guttings (there aren't so many of those!) and put them through a food mixer (has to be your own dedicated one for fear of divorce, and kept in the shed too) I add bran (buy it in bulk from somewhere that sells it as horse food) boiled rice, fish oil, halibut pellets etc.

Then freeze it in old small yoghurt pots or similar that fit into the bird feeder. Take a load of them in a cool box and load up the bird feeder with about three of them and drop it down. the frozen chum is released slowly and you just top up with more blocks when needed. Any left over take back into the freezer.

I usually have two working, one either side of the boat.

However! Although I think it is the best solution for a steady stream of chum, it's an awful messy and time consuming job.

So these days, instead of frozen blocks, I just take all the old left over frozen bait, and take the various mixes separately. Once fishing I smash it all up in a bucket with the bran etc. and mix it with some sea fish ground bait or carp stuff. If you don't use too much water, this makes it quite sticky, and just stuff it into the bird feeders. Doesn't last as long but with two working you can ensure a steady stream.

Sorry, all that was a bit long winded!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Warrior Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07†April†2014 at 8:26am
Yes
Bag comes back and can be used numerous times.
The pressure of the water on the bag keeps it closed till it reaches the bottom.
Engaging the reels and lifting the bag up and down inverts the bag and the chum is released at the bottom where you are fishing.
Just reel the bag back in and it comes back inside out.
Disconnect the bag from the swivel and store to use again.
I find chumming little and often works best.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ahab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07†April†2014 at 10:51am
 i use  the  edge  for  cod  and  rays  general  fishing   but  for  bream  i  use a  bait  cage  even incorporating  a  swim  feeder    instead  of a  weight
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THE bran can be bought from botley mills 

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Originally posted by dkstenson dkstenson wrote:

Originally posted by Ahab Ahab wrote:

Hugh Chawner made one. It did make me laugh
 
Elaborate.!!!!! Elaborate. !!!!!
 
Photos? Images?
 
Its Sunday, have done my boat maintenance bits... (Engine anodes today)
 
And killing time waiting for the potatoes to roast.

Will take a photo next time I'm on the boat........  don't think I've ever used it,   as Ray bought his all singing, all dancing, stainless steel bait dropper onto the boat and we use that !
Hugh - Beneteau Antares 7.80 - "Sandpiper"
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somethings are  best  just  burierd  and  forgotten  hugh
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