Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

PRE­PAR­ING dry par­ti­cle baits takes a lit­tle bit of for­ward plan­ning, but is well worth the ef­fort. Not only does it al­low you to cus­tomise your bait, but it works out much cheaper too. Fol­low these sim­ple steps for per­fect par­ti­cles ev­ery time.

Add any flavour­ings or colour­ings to the wa­ter when you start soak­ing the baits. This will al­low the ad­di­tives to be drawn right into the core of the par­ti­cles rather than merely coat the sur­face.

Cover the dry baits with an equal vol­ume of wa­ter and al­low them to soak for 24 hours. This al­lows them to ex­pand to their full size.

Bring the pan of bait to the boil and cook for 20 min­utes to soften and kill the par­ti­cles so any spilled on the bank will not ger­mi­nate.

Al­low the baits to cool down nat­u­rally, then add a hand­ful of rock salt to each pan of bait and stir well.

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