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Evening All,

I've just seen Cyril the 'Fishing Adventurer' catch pike on a Canadian lake using a 6-8" red liquorice stick that his guide was eating. I think that he rigged it up with two treble hooks, as if he was wobbling dead bates, and worked it like a lure. Aniseed flavour soft lures at a fraction of the price of an Xlayer! I've just spent £100 on new lures, doh!!

Anyone else tried unconventional or improvised lures/baits?

Tones.
 

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As I recall someone had a stonking bass on a jelly baby last year on wsf lol
 

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Nice one Marc. :muttley: Even my Mrs laughed at that one.

Spitfire, did someone really catch on a jelly baby or was it another SP/worm joke?

I've been wondering, does anyone know if bass have a sweet tooth or prefer savory? I've been thinking about trying those red 'laces' that come coated in suger and used to be in Woolworths. There's also Pepperami saussage, but we're getting into the realms of bait fishing there (shhh!). I once saw Matt Hayes catch a carp on a strawberry and someone else using peanuts. I imagine that it must be quite satisfying catching on something out of the ordinary.
 

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I once saw Matt Hayes catch a carp on a strawberry and someone else using peanuts.
Strawberry, yes, quite uncommon at the time I'd guess.
Peanuts ?, very widely used and misused bait unfortunately for years.

Weirdest bait I've used, silkworm cocoon's for a fish known as a Scardola ( Italy/Austria border area )
Very hard fighting freshwater fish, hit and dive vertical like wreck Pollack. Snap poles if you weren't careful.
 
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