However, if it gets damp or you have already mixed it with liquid and brought it back home with you for example then it will last a day or two at most! If you’ve left it in a bucket for longer than a week then just throw the bucket away!
Can you mix groundbait the night before?
A less active mix: If you want an inert mix – ideal for browsing species like bream and tench – mix your groundbait the night before the session. This extra time will give the particles time to full soak up the water.
Can you reuse groundbait?
Yep, as Slime says freeze it. A quick riddle once it’s thawed and it’s good to go, just dampen down if required.
How do you store groundbait?
I keep them in a plastic tub, use them for a session the freeze them for next time. The ones i am using at the moment have been frozen about 4 times now and are still ok. You can freeze groundbait, i would only freeze it once then use it. There will be no activity in your groundbait if you freeze it though.
What consistency should groundbait be?
The perfect groundbait should be fluffy and just sticky enough to hold together with a single squeeze. If it doesn’t hold together with a single squeeze, add a touch more water and mix again.
Do you need to riddle groundbait?
Member. You should always riddle the groundbait when it’s been mixed. You want to make sure you don’t have any lumps of groundbait that could overfeed the fish. And it does act much better on the bottom.
Can fishing pellets go off?
Pellets don’t go off, they only have a use by date when being fed to fish for human consumption. Some high oil pellets may sweat oils but they still good for use.
Do pellets go off?
Wood pellets can go bad, but if properly stored will last over long periods of time. Pellets deteriorate only when exposed to the elements – mainly moisture – and will be of no use once damp. Keeping your wood pellets cool and dry is essential to their longevity.
How long can you freeze maggots for?
Personally i freeze them for at least 4 days to ensure they are all frozen because they are quite resilient and tend not to keep them more than a month as they still seem to turn brown even when frozen.
Can you freeze pellets?
just leave them i have had hookbait pellets soaking for over a year they will be fine. You can freeze them if you want to, read an article by Jim Gibbinson some years back and when he used to buy his pellet in bulk he’d put them in the freezer to keep them fresh.
How do you bulk out groundbait?
Simply mixing your current groundbait with White or Brown crumb used as per Leons advice will help bulk out your groundbaits. But if after Roach, Crucians etc in a water that holds bigger fish like carp, tench and bream then I would use my groundbait sparingly so as not to attract the bigger fish.
Why does my groundbait float?
Well-known member. 300 yards from the Wensum! It should not float unless it has dried out in a dry GB mix in the sun or has not been cooked properly to start with. If it is floating, plugging it into the feeder wont help – it will probably rise to top once GB has broken down in the feeder.