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Baitzone PVA Friendly
HempseedTips
By Tim Childs
T
his month I’d like to
take this opportunity
to talk about a few of
my ideas and
thoughts regarding
particle type baits and
how and when I use them. I’ve been a
fan of using hemp for many years and
normally include a few buckets of it
on trips throughout the summer.
The months of July and August can
be tricky at times, as these months
usually see waters at their weediest,
and with that comes high temperatures and lots of natural food. When
conditions are like this then particle
type baits can be very effective and
hemp is one of the best.
The hemp from Baitzone is particularly useful, as not only are they ready
prepared and shelf life but by being
PVA friendly you can of course use
them in a number of situations when
using PVA products. One method
Baizone PVA-friendly hemp.
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My preferred solid hemp bag rig – note the tungsten sinker.
that I found particularly effective last
ple of waters I was targeting was day
summer was to use PVA friendly
session fishing, moving around lookhemp combined with PVA friendly
ing for signs or sightings of fish at
tiger nuts fished on the hook. Of
close range. This approach seemed
course fishing hemp and tigers is
perfect for fishing small, solid bags as
nothing new, but using them in solid
small traps of bait could be set or
PVA bags is something you don’t see
dropped near to fish especially when
a lot of anglers doing. In fact I can
the banks were quiet and the fish
remember reading in Mike Willmot’s
close in. With the attraction of the oily
excellent book Carp Life how when
hempseed and the visual addition of a
he fished on Frampton
Court many years ago he
used small PVA parcels of
particles using dry oat
groats to take off the moisture of the baits. His results
at the time were spectacular
w i t h h i m l a n d i n g, i f m y
memory is correct, a number
of good fish including the
lake’s first 40lb’er. It’s no
surprise that now years later
the method is still effective
as I still see few people
going to the trouble of presenting particles in PVA
bags.
Most of my angling in the
summer of 2010 on the cou- Short 4-5in hooklink and inline lead.

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