THE EX­PERT’S VIEW

GAV WALDING

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

AS THE leaves start to drop and light lev­els fall, you need to make small changes to your tactics to tempt a bite.

At this time of year, a real edge in my ar­moury is the highly sol­u­ble and at­trac­tive Milkimin pel­lets. These are great for adding a de­gree of visual ap­peal when used in­side small PVA bag to draw fish down on to your small baited patch around the hook­bait.

Due to their vivid white colour, they stand out against the dark, de­cay­ing leaves and other organic mat­ter that cov­ers the lakebed in late au­tumn. What’s more, these small pel­lets cre­ate a milky, creamy aroma around the baited area as they be­gin to break down.

I start to use them in the cooler months, when tra­di­tional high-oil pel­lets be­gin to lose their ef­fec­tive­ness. Un­like those, Milkimins break down ef­fec­tively in even the cold­est wa­ter.

A favourite trick of mine is to in­cor­po­rate the pel­lets into a highly-sol­u­ble ‘win­terised stick mix’. To make this I take a few hand­fuls of CC Moore Live Sys­tem boilies and crush them to a fine dust.

To this I add a hand­ful of whole and crushed Milkimins – and that’s it, job done!

These sticks are ideal for tempt­ing a bite dur­ing the win­ter, and pro­vide a small par­cel of at­trac­tion around the hook­bait.

I like to have a few sticks ready tied up be­fore the ses­sion, so that I can re­cast to dif­fer­ent ar­eas of the lake to try to tempt a bite from feed­ing fish.

Milkimin pel­lets stand out over a dark sub­strate.

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