Chapel Baits Method / Stick Mix
We're sure that these baits will complement each other perfectly. Releasing numerous attractants, plus binding well, makes this product suitable for balling in, or feeder work.
We have ensured that the food content of our method mix is minimal, which will give you confidence and assurance that fish will continue to grub around your swim, until they find the only ‘whole' food source; your hook bait.
Great tips to try with Chapel Baits' groundbait
If you want the right groundbait you've got to start off with a decent mixing bowl. In fact, if you want to take groundbaiting to the max, then get a set of bowls so you can experiment with different mixes. Another important weapon is an atomiser spray gun for fine tuning mixes, along with a container of water (lake or river rather than a tap) so you can mix moisture in more precisely. Having a selection of liquid flavourings on hand is a good idea too. Use our range of Chapel Baits glugs to give a mix a super-boost.
groundbait is a big favourite for carp, bream and tench. Red groundbait
tends to works well in the summer months in heavily coloured lakes and
the Chapel Baits Bloodworm blend is a good place to start.
If you're using a method groundbait mix your feed a little stiffer so it sticks to the frame of the feeder and doesn't fall apart in flight. You need to mix this type of groundbait very carefully, otherwise you will end up with a terrible mess! Add water in very small amounts and stir the groundbait vigorously. Even try dipping the compressed ball in one of our glugs just before casting so it immediately leeches colour and flavour when hitting the lake bed.
Mixed groundbait might feel and look okay but it will perform even better if you riddle it. Apart from removing any lumps and large particles, this process also aerates the feed into a nice fluffy texture. This helps it to bind better so it won't break up in flight, but doesn't make the groundbait so hard it won't break down in water. Riddled groundbait also tends to be more active.
Laying a big carpet of bait by ‘balling it in' can work brilliantly… especially if you prebait or are fishing a swim for a couple of days as this gives time for the fish to stumble on the bed. It is particularly deadly on slow moving rivers and big stillwaters. Balling can be done by hand at short range, but generally a sturdy groundbait catapult is an essential piece of equipment, particularly with bream anglers who tend to fish at long range.
Add particles and pellets to your groundbait so fish have morsels to
browse on and don't forget to skim your balls with water before throwing
them in – this will help them remain intact during flight.
Add groundbait to your spod mix as this will thicken the feed to a stodge and allow tiny particles to hang in the water column adding flavour and colour to the water.
One important fact to remember with groundbait… you can't take out what you've put in. Unless on a prolonged prebaiting campaign or enjoying a long session at big waters, it will probably be better to introduce it a little at a time. One thing is for sure, experimenting with your groundbait mixes, using multiple flavours and colours, can make a big difference to your results.
Learn superb Method feeder tips
Top commercial angler Clive Taylor shows you how to fish the Method - and how to mix the perfect groundbait.