GOLDEN RULES OF GROUNDBAITING

The most important thing in groundbaiting is to have the fish constantly compete for every food particle, you should therefore always give them less than they could eat !

Groundbaiting primarily serves to attract the desired fish and keep it in the chosen location during the entire fishing session. Groundbaiting really means to “set the table”, but not anywhere, but in some passage location where the cyprinidae* fish daily move in search of food! If fish manage to find the groundbaiting zone, no doubt they will stop in it and remain untill there's nothing left to eat. However, as soon as the food dissappears, they dissappear too!
There are two risks with groundbaiting: to throw too much food and make the already small number of fish quickly satiated, or to not throw enough and that in that case the fish eat everything they find and soon dissappear.

In winter, there is scarce food in the cold water, and the fish mainly save their energy and move as little as possible. Digestion time is much longer than in the summer, when they all go searching for protein and calories. Of course, increased fish activity results in fishing which is much easier, with better results. Therefore, we can't even in groundbaiting find a single solution. The angler has to continually adapt to the desired fish and the season, weather conditions, water type etc.

  


Noise created with throwing the balls into the water, draws some fish like the bream, while the other, like tench, immideately scatter.

Anything is possible with groundbaiting…

For example, to get the fish acquianted with the food which is completely unfamiliar to them because it is not a part of its natural surroundings. So carp can become addicted to strawberry, banana or chocolate flavoured boilies.
In the same way, you can also get the fish used to a certain location and the same time of feeding! This is achieved in such a way that approximately a week before fishing you daily groundbait the desired fish. For example, for tench the best is massive groundbaiting late at night, for roach it is better to throw each morning a few fists of pure hemp…

  

In order to get the picture of the action going on on the river floor, it is useful to try out one ball in the shallow area, to see how much time it needs before complete dissolvement. With groundbaiting, patience is the best way to success. Because, after the fish is gathered, there is nothing else but to fish and wait…

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Remonter

Remonter   * cyprinidae: also known as coarse fish, a family of fresh water fish which includes many famous kinds, which inhabit slow running waters, such as roach, bream, carp, tench… or calm waters such as gudgeon, small chub, chub, barbel…  

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