Get your ground­bait right – Dar­ren Massey

Your ground­bait mix­ture is fun­da­men­tal to suc­cess on canals, in­sists Dar­ren Massey

Improve Your Coarse Fishing (UK) - - Front Page - Words & Pho­tog­ra­phy Tony Grig­or­jevs

TO THE un­trained eye most ground­baits look ex­actly the same. Peer through the outer pack­ag­ing and you’ll see a brown pow­der that ap­pears pretty much iden­ti­cal to the next bag on the shelf. But an­a­lyse the in­gre­di­ents of each and you’ll dis­cover that they are all dif­fer­ent. Food con­tent, con­sis­tency and the way it mixes are just a few of many vari­ants and pick­ing the wrong prod­ucts for your next ses­sion could se­ri­ously ham­per how many bites you get. Ground­bait plays a key part in the at­tack of many canal an­glers and Dar­ren Massey is among that group of en­thu­si­asts. The Bait-Tech and Shake­speare-backed star is one of the na­tion’s lead­ing canal an­glers and has caught heav­ily from wa­ter­ways all over the coun­try. In al­most ev­ery ses­sion on ‘the cut’ he re­lies on ground­bait. Great con­sid­er­a­tion is given to what he wants his mix to achieve. “Some mixes have in­gre­di­ents that cer­tain species adore and oth­ers will have no in­ter­est in it. You have to think about what you are fish­ing for be­fore choos­ing your ground­bait. It is one of the most im­por­tant de­ci­sions you will make. You’ll be amazed at how many fish you can put in your net if you get it right.”

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