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Excellent natural bait for the vast majority of fish

Preparation:

  1. Soak hemp seed covered with water for 24 hours.
  2. After 24 hours, put the seeds covered with water in a pan and boil
  3. Simmer for approximately 30 minutes.
  4. Hemp seeds are cooked when most of the seeds have split and when little white shoots are seen.
  5. The seeds are now ready for fishing.
Hemp is a great way to attract fish (carp, roach, bream, barbel, tench, chub, …) any time of the year.


Some Facts About Hemp – Seeds

  • Hemp is the common term for a variety of plants in the Cannabis family. 
  • Hemp and its seeds have been used for thousands of years by various cultures.
    • Oldest known records of hemp farming go back 5000 years in China, although hemp industrialization probably goes back to ancient Egypt.
  • Hemp has the potential to replace plastic material.
  • One of the most important hemp seed benefits is its high quantity of proteins.
  • Hemp is incredibly sustainable.
  • Hemp seed food products are also considered more allergy-free than many other seeds.
  • Hemp seeds are high in nutritional value and contain 20 different varieties of amino acids and all nine of the essential amino acids.
  • Hemp and marijuana are not the same.
  • It was legal to pay taxes with hemp in America from 1631 until the early 1800s. (LA Times. Aug. 12, 1981.)
  • Refusing to grow hemp in America during the 17th and 18th centuries was against the law.
  • For thousands of years, 90% of all ships’ sails and rope were made from hemp.
  • Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the car itself was constructed from hemp.
  • In 1916, the U.S. Government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut down. Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees. Plans were in the works to implement such programs. (U.S. Department of Agriculture Archives.)
  •  80% of all textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen, drapes, bed sheets, etc., were made from hemp until the 1820s, with the introduction of the cotton gin.




hemp is split
Almost cooked.
hemp is split

Hemp seeds can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days (3 to 5 days maximum) or frozen and taken out of the chest when you need them for fishing.

Natural protein fishing bait.

hemp is split




When the hemp seeds are cooked there is no need to add anything as the seeds are already attractive enough for fish (high in proteins, natural oils, feed stimulators and attractants).

I most often add hemp oil to the warm seeds for even more attraction.



most of the hemp seeds have split

Conclusion

Cooked seeds can be used in spod mix, a great addition to ground bait mix, hook bait, It can be used on its own, etc.

My opinion is that this is one of the very rare baits that you can cook in your wife’s kitchen (talk to your wife first anyway 😉) without stinking up the kitchen with unpleasant aromas, such as cooking chickpeas, corn, fish meal boilies with the aroma of squid, octopus, liver, monster crab and so on.

The smell of cooked seeds is very pleasant, no wonder fish love it.



Till next time …

 tight lines and wet landing nets!

Author: Marina Kropec


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Extremely compact, lightweight and versatile. This product is ideal for all the carp angler who are into “urban” carp fishing thanks to the extremely compact transport sizes and the weight which is as low as 1250 grams. Concrete, gravel or asphalt you will be able to safely place your rods in any of these grounds with ease, and the set up takes literally a blink of an eye. Not only the urban carp anglers will appreciate the practicality of this ultra compact rod pod, but also all the anglers with a mobile approach or who fish short session and need a rod support which can be used everywhere. Small in size but great value for money, this rod pod can easily be used as a back up of for your dedicated set up for the roaming session. Perfect solution for urban carp fishing of for the roaming anglers.

  • Ultra light aluminum construction
  • Reinforced nylon plastic fittings
  • 3 rods buzzer bar supplied 35cm front and 32cm back
  • Adjustable main bar from 40cm to 62cm
  • Adjustable legs from 18cm to 27cm
  • Total weight 1250g
  • Buzzer bars support length 17.5cm
  • Carry bag included

Till next time …

…… tight lines and wet nets!

Author: Marina Kropec



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When the fish are not active for feeding it is always worth trying home-made boilies. I very rarely use ready made boilies.

I think carp won’t be able to resist this sweet treat.

Combination of boilie and pop up boilie both homemade (snowman rig), soaked in CC Moore liquid molasses for a few minutes. One of my favorite fishing attractants is liquid molasses. Fish just love molasses, especially when the water is cold.



Waiting …


Fish on 😎…..
… just a little bit.

Beautiful common carp (at least for me, because carp with big bellies don’t impress me too much, regardless of his weight).

Goodbye beauty, see you someday.


Snowman rig after catching carp.


I will have to make boilies because stocks have run out 👩.

Till next time …

…… tight lines and wet nets!

Author: Marina Kropec


Disclosure – if you buy anything using links found in this blog post, I may make a small commission. It doesn’t cost you any more to buy via these affiliate links – and please feel entirely free not to do so of course – but it will help me to continue producing content. Thank you for your support .

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This video was not paid for by outside persons or manufacturers.

No fishing tackle or bait or anything was supplied to me for this video.

The content of this video, photos and my opinions were not reviewed or paid for by any outside persons.

Timar mix Mango and Melon method pellet box

The method pellet box contains high-quality micropellets, which, due to their high content, serve as a real treat for fish. The box also contains the liquid aroma needed for pellets and spreads extremely fast, even in cold waters, and certainly attracts the attention of fish that feed in the area. The box contains + 50 ml of liquid and pellets 7-9 mm.

When I opened the box it smelled nicely of the fruity aroma of mango and melon. I have never used this product before and i think it will be interesting for fish.

I poured the pellets with liquid and left them to soak for about 20 minutes. My camera recorded a blurry video unfortunately I couldn’t post photos with the whole feeder system. So I will present my feeder fishing system in the next blog (with a different pellet flavor).




Some Timar mix product at this link https://ebay.us/D8Vc8i .


For bait I used sweet corn (tortilia mix can in which I added a pinch of salt befor fishing). With the hook pellets added in the box I had no success so I preferred to fish with sweet corn. I will use pellets on my next fishing.



The biggest carp of the day









Evening is approaching

Towards the end of the fishing there were some pellets left in the box. For the next fishing I will store them in the fridge.

The end of today’s fishing.

Till next time …

…… tight lines and wet nets!

Author: Marina Kropec


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No fishing tackle or bait or anything was supplied to me for this video.

The content of this video, photos and my opinions were not reviewed or paid for by any outside persons.

In keeping with the RidgeMonkey trend for efficiency and convenience, the Compact Bucket System is no ordinary storage space. It comes equipped with a removable shallow internal tray, further split into three individual sections and featuring its own lid which allows the tray to be used as a completely standalone storage and organisation solution.

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Robust 100% polypropylene construction
  • Complete with removable three section inner tray
  • Comfortable carry handle
  • Protected registered design

Dimensions:

  • 200(h) x 235(w) x 215(d)mm, approx total capacity 7.5 litres

* Information from above from the website https://ridgemonkey.co.uk/product/compact-bucket-system-7-5l .
















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Conclusion

You may be wondering why I would buy a bucket, since the bucket we have left when we buy various merchandise (wall paints, rice, sugar, etc.) also serves its purpose. Of course it serves its purpose – at home, but when I go fishing I want to blend in with the surroundings as much as possible. This is impossible to achieve with white, yellow, red or similar bright colors of the bucket. The tastes for the colors are of course different.

Ridge Monkey Compact Bucket System is very practical in my opinion, as you can carry a small amount of different baits with you on a short fishing trip and of course the possibility of using this bucket also depends on your way of fishing.

I recommend the bucket especially to those who use pva products when fishing, mainly because of the three sections in which you can put different bait for pva.

Till next time …

…… tight lines and wet nets!

Author: Marina Kropec


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THANK YOU for all of your support, for visiting my blog, commenting, and sharing my posts with your friends and social media. I am SO thankful for you!

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No fishing tackle or bait or anything was supplied to me for this video.

The content of this video, photos and my opinions were not reviewed or paid for by any outside persons.

My opinion is that the most important piece of fishing equipment is the monofilament. You can have the best baits, boilie, rods, reels, rod pod, bait alarm,… but if we do not change the monofilament regularly there is a high probability that you will lose fish more often. Why? Monofilament is exposed to sunlight, other weather conditions, underwater structures (stones, branches, shells, …). The consequence is: it loses strength, resistance and strength of the knot is poor, it becomes harder and so on. So it is very important to change it regularly at least once a year or more (depending on how many times you go fishing).

Very good monofilament can be bought from 5€ / 5.8$ (300m / 328yd), so there is no such cost. Some brands of monofilament have a pretty high price, but in my experience we pay the price of the brand. Good advertising makes demand higher and thus the price of the product higher. Of course, the decision is yours which monofilament to choose, try different brands and you will find out which monofilament suits you best.

My choice: Sufix Carp Spirit M-TX (0.35mm)

Which monofilament for carp fishing to buy? I was looking for cheaper nylon (around 10€ / 11.60$ ) with a longer length (1000m). I decided to buy Carp spirit M-TX monofilament. I decided to buy it just by feeling without any advice from the seller or any other advice from internet.

When I got the package (monofilament) in the mail I basically didn’t expect anything special. But I was wrong as I got more than I expected. More in the pictures below.





Monofilament is protected from external influences by strong plastic.



In addition to monofilament, there are additional instructions for making different knots.

At the knot just pull and you have the monofilament ready.



Because I don’t need so much new monofilament on the reel (maximum 250m / 273yd) I use the old monofilamen on which I spool the new one. I usually use an old fishing rod which is more than great for this job.

To connect the old monofilament with the new one I use a double grinner knot or double uni knot. Monofilament needs to be always moistened before you make a knot, because this prevents damage to the monofilament (friction) and then pull both ends slowly to make a knot.

Of course, you can also use other types of knots that you prefer.



I don’t put the monofilament in the water because I haven’t noticed a difference and I don’t practice it anymore. When the monofilament is on the reel, I just clip it and cut it off. Now the reels are ready for fishing.

Fishing time 😎

My opinion after the first fishing trip:

  • ✔ sinks like a brick
  • ✔ excellent for long distance casting (75g / 2.65oz inline lead reaches distances with a rig of over 100m / 109yd)
  • ✔ excellent knot strength
  • ✔ poorly visible in water
  • ✔ medium soft hardness

Till next time …

Tight lines!


THANK YOU for all of your support, for visiting my blog, commenting, and sharing my posts with your friends and social media. I am SO thankful for you!

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Which mix to use to attract fish, bought or mixed at home? A question to which there is essentially no answer. Probably many people will think that the easiest way to buy a ready-made mix of proven companies and just mix it up when we go fishing. I partly agree, as companies test mixes on different lakes and rivers and invest a huge amount of time and money to get the final product. How successful the mix is is then measured at various fishing competitions.

For those who do not compete, fish for their own enjoyment and enjoy preparing their fishing mixes, this post may be interesting and help someone prepare their fishing mix. I have to say in advance that I haven’t done this mix yet and it’s basically a test mix that I will test in practice and then post my results in a future post. Most of the dry ingredients in this mix I also used in my boili mixes.

Let’s start with mixing 😎

Ingredients in my mix:

For the basic mix I used the cheapest mix from Timarmix company, based on tigernuts. I have been using their products for some time and they are pretty good. As the products from this company are probably available in some shops in Europe you can add any basic mix of your choice which is available in your local fishing shop.





In the Timarmix are dehydrated tiger nuts, which adds an extra attraction to larger fish (carp, barbel, grass carp,…).



I used CC Moore Supergold 60 in my mix, which, as the name suggests, has more than 60% protein, binds the mix perfectly and in short contains a lot of substances for the normal development of carp andother fish species. If you do not have this type of flour you can replace it with fish meal.

CC Moore Meggablend Red is a blend of bird food as it contains various seeds, oils, vitamins, minerals, proteins and more. An excellent red flour that has super binding properties.

Hemp flour is slightly greasy and has a very intense smell. It speeds up the digestion of fish and because it has no binding properties, the food balls at the bottom dissolve faster.

Buckwheat flakes have a special smell and a lot of protein, but poorly bind the mix.

For the rough structure of the mix I added crushed boilies which I crushed with a Korda Krusha.

I added vanilla pudding because of the flavour, the binding of the mix and the cloud in the water.

Excellent powder concentrate and stimulator



CC Moore Blood powder contains high nutritional value of crude protein, has fine granulation and very well binds mix.



Cinnamon is a great addition to the mix, as it not only smells nice, it is also a great attractor for fish.

Since it has long been known that carp and of course other species of fish adore chili powder so this addition is almost a must in any mix.

When all the ingredients are in the container, mix them very well and store the final mix in a closed container until I go fishing.

In this first part I described my preparation of the dry mix for fishing. I will test this mix for feeder and groundbait fishing. Before fishing I will probably add pellets and sweet corn to this mix. I will write more about this in the second part and report the results in the next post.

Till next time …

Tight lines!


THANK YOU for all of your support, for visiting my blog, commenting, and sharing my posts with your friends and social media. I am SO thankful for you!

Disclosure – if you buy anything using links found in this blog post, I may make a small commission. It doesn’t cost you any more to buy via these affiliate links – and please feel entirely free not to do so of course – but it will help me to continue producing content. Thank you.