New burger wonder paste 7 lb 2 oz chub caught third cast
BAIT wizard Leighton McDonnell developed a brand new paste – and tempted this 7 lb 2 oz specimen chub on his third cast while using it.
This time the chartered surveyor based his new wonder paste on grilled beefburgers, and it worked straight away.
Leighton, who wrote Pulling Against Fish, published by the Little Egret Press, said: “I used the paste popped up 18 in. after being wrapped around three hair-rigged 13 mm cork balls on a running drilled bullet with a size 4 hook to 6 lb line.
“After feeding 50 pieces over two swims, the chub came in the second fished swim, but I’m sure it had eaten bait in the first.
“This fish was cruising and splashing all over, as well as scouring margins looking for shoaled fry, and it spewed out fry in the landing net.
“The paste uses grilled beefburgers, as they have a unique smell for some reason.
“Also, cooked food is much quicker and more energy efficient to digest than raw food. That is why monkeys stay like monkeys and humans have evolved.
“The paste is easy to make – simply liquidise the squid, eggs and burgers and add to the powder mix and knead until it’s a firm paste.
“My recipe gives enough for 100 20 mm pieces,” added bait guru Leighton, who lives in Tring, in Hertfordshire.
Leighton’s squid and burger-loving chub.