Having had a disaster with my bait fridge in the garage and losing all my prepared paste baits I made up a fresh batch today in advance of a quick sortie to the river this afternoon.
As previously I followed Christian Barker’s recipe using SAC Blue Cheese additive along with the other ingredients shown on the video here: http://www.lagunafp.eu/videos.html
Although the air temperature was a lot more comfortable today (25/1/15) I figured the water would still be cold so I left the barbel gear at home and set off with my fresh paste and a bag of bread that had been whizzed up in a food processor with a little grated rind of parmesan cheese.
The bread was dampened enough to make it stick in a fairly solid ball which I would introduce into the swim.
My first swim produced a lot of knocks but nothing solid so I wandered off to try a couple more which were completely bite less. With little time left instinct told me to return to the first swim as it had produced some indication and had been baited.
First cast and this beauty took a liking the the SAC Juice enhanced cheese paste.
With more cold weather on the way it would seem chub time is here. I’ll keep you posted.