When do I add soil to ground­bait?

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WHEN would I need to add soil to ground­bait? What con­sis­tency should the ground­bait be? Colin Trice, Brad­ford-on-Avon

MOLE­HILL soil is used on deep and fast-flow­ing rivers to add weight to the ground­bait mix, get­ting it to the bot­tom quickly.

An­glers add a cou­ple of ki­los of soil to the same amount of ground­bait. Your mix shouldn’t be too wet to ac­com­mo­date the soil, pro­vided that you have stored it cor­rectly when col­lect­ing it.

Try and find the damper soil and pop it in a tightly-sealed plas­tic bag to re­tain this mois­ture. If the soil is too dry it will ab­sorb mois­ture from the ground­bait and the balls won’t bind prop­erly.

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