Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

HEMP is a favourite bar­bel feed and dead easy to pre­pare, but it nor­mally needs soak­ing and then boil­ing to get it just right. For­tu­nately there is an eas­ier op­tion if you have a cool­box or an old flask. Here’s what I do...

A bait drop­per is es­sen­tial in fast­flow­ing or deep rivers.

Half-fill a flask or a small cool­box with dry hempseed. The con­tainer must have a tight-fit­ting lid in or­der to re­tain the heat.

Fill up the vac­uum flask or cool­box with boil­ing wa­ter and put the lid or screw top on im­me­di­ately.

Add a tea­spoon­ful of rock salt to each pint of hemp for added at­trac­tion and it’s ready to go.

Leave the hemp overnight and by next morn­ing it will have swelled up, split and be per­fectly cooked.

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