But that can be a messy business and these days I prefer to either trim back a floating (pop-up) boilie to look like a mixer and hair rig it, or to fish breadcrust
straight on the hook.
bait, floated out on a size 6 hook and 8lb line, is a simple rig familiar to carp anglers and attracted a slurping take from a big 8lb7oz 5dms thick-lipped mullet.
Chris Davies, of Caerphilly, went for the roach and put 14lb in his net, David West, of Llwynypia, landed carp to 6lb and Dean Booker, of St Athan, used a method feeder and breadcrust
as bait to catch 18 carp to 6lb.
His simple old-fashioned bait of surface-floated breadcrust
raised Guernsey's target by 4lb 12oz and won a Summit rear-drag fixed-spool reel in The SP and Shakespeare competition.
I plumped for the lime mousse with craquelin (it's a rolled out breadcrust
, a bit like a thin biscuit).
The super series came from the Great Ouse and accepted breadcrust
baits on size 6 hooks, legered on ultra short links after the Binley Woods specialist had pre-baited selected swims with three mashed loaves.
the Binley Woods maestro tempted it with a breadcrust
offering, the supreme chub bait that has led to the downfall of the majority of his best fish.
So why did a portly 21lb 13oz grass-eater slurp a chunk of floating breadcrust
in a Cambridgeshire lake near Ely to give Roger Pleasants, 14, the catch of his young life?
THERE'S an element of truth in the old wives' tale about eating breadcrusts