Cheesy Garlic Crush
Part of theFishmeal Groundbaitrange
Designed for river Barbel and Chub, this mix is based around crushed Hemp with the addition of Halibut Pellets and a very strong garlic powder. It has a coarse texture and binds well making it ideal for feeder fishing or balling in.
The ground Hemp produces a very light oil which is released immediately, even in cold temperatures giving instant attraction and the heavier fish oils in Halibut pellets are released at a slower rate and keeps pumping out of the pellets as the water flows over them so drawing fish to the feeder for a prolonged period of time and the extra strong garlic powder is washed through the swim drawing in fish to the bait. The variation in size of particle means that fish pick up the trail as the smaller bits get moved downstream creating a trail to the bigger bits which stay round the feeder.
Ade Kiddell (Specialist Angler) says "Cheesy Garlic Crush is the perfect groundbait for floodwater Barbel and Chub, because crushed Hemp is one of the main ingredients it is perfect when the river is running a little cooler due to fresh rain or through the winter where other more fishy groundbaits would not perform as well. I use a Cheesy Garlic Pellet O as a hookbait although any smelly hookbait such as luncheon meat works equally as well."
Cheesy Garlic Crush is simple to mix. Empty the 2kg bag of groundbait into a round mixing bucket, and add around 1 1/2 pints of water for most fishing situations and mix thoroughly, then allow it to rest for 30 minutes, during this time the water will be absorbed into the groundbait. Then for best results; to remove any lumps and create an even consistency, rub between the palms of your hands.
When fishing sun and wind may dry the groundbait out a little, to combat this you can cover the mixed groundbait with a damp towel or if it does dry out just add a little more water and mix again.