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Raisins

Post by Ian » Wed May 24, 2017 9:53 pm

Someone once told me that raisins were once used as a hookbait,can anyone confirm this as I was thinking of giving them a go,would I need to steep them in water first,thanks

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Re: Raisins

Post by Bjp » Wed May 24, 2017 10:03 pm

Have a look at this great channel by the way https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46aXMSEZfig

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Re: Raisins

Post by AshbyCut » Wed May 24, 2017 10:19 pm

'Faddist' (Edward Ensom) simply said of fruits in his book "Baits and Groundbaits" (Pub. Gilbertson and Page. 1st ed. 1950) :-

"Cuts and cubes from fruit of all kind may be used," though he doesn't mention raisins by name ... though he does mention "bananas are generally useful, red currants have accounted for dace, and the liking of chub for cherries (stones first being removed) and small strawberries is well known."

Soaking them may prove beneficial, though soaking them in 'self raisin flour' might prove fruitful. (Sorry ... I couldn't resist that !!! :Scared: )

On a serious note, I think maybe soaking them in the juices from preparing some hemp may be an idea worth trying.

There's a discussion in a thread on Anglersnet.co.uk from 2010 which suggests that they attract carp/tench/crucian/roach/chub/bream ...

http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/forums/inde ... 5-raisins/
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Re: Raisins

Post by Ian » Wed May 24, 2017 10:54 pm

Brilliant,looks like the guy was right.i must now give them a try for roach,cheers for that.

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Re: Raisins

Post by Dave Burr » Thu May 25, 2017 9:44 am

Rod Hutchinson went through the entire particle range many moons ago and he used sultanas but I do not recall him using raisins. He doubtless did but I think sultanas were superior. If you read old Yates book and there's a reference to a carp being caught on a slug it generally refers to one caught on sultana - it was all a bit secret squirrel at the time.

Fred Crouch caught barbel on peas. Broad beans have always been good as have kidney beans. If it's edible then fish will eat it.

But if you do go down this route please avoid any baits that AshbyCut can make a pun out of :Chuckle:

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Re: Raisins

Post by Olly » Thu May 25, 2017 10:11 am

Just remember some particles must be cooked before use!

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Re: Raisins

Post by Santiago » Thu May 25, 2017 11:19 am

Your obviously trying to raisin your game fishing wise, possibly after some fruitless sessions. Apparently, rum soaked raisins threaded on cotton are a traditional bait for bagging pheasants. Might I suggest using them in combination with sweetcorn! I will give them a try myself for river bream.
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Re: Raisins

Post by Ian » Thu May 25, 2017 12:37 pm

Yous are raisin the roofs with your wit from your mooths,
It cheers me today in a most fruitful way,
So I will buy me a batch,of that fruit that will catch,
I thank yous today,your ideas are amazing,it's great to hear yous all praising the raisin.

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Re: Raisins

Post by Paul D » Thu May 25, 2017 2:34 pm

Ian wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:37 pm
Yous are raisin the roofs with your wit from your mooths,
It cheers me today in a most fruitful way,
So I will buy me a batch,of that fruit that will catch,
I thank yous today,your ideas are amazing,it's great to hear yous all praising the raisin.
That's very nearly a poem Ian. :Ok:
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Re: Raisins

Post by Dave Burr » Thu May 25, 2017 3:40 pm

Orange you glad there's no second verse. One is quite apple. :tea:

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