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How much bait for a week in France?

Posted by Shaun Harrison on 25 November 2015 |


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Question from Mark Lee Holbrook:

What amount of bait on average would one need if going France for first time for a week?

Answer from Shaun Harrison:

Hi Mark, it depends so much on the weather conditions at the time and the amount the fish have seen in the past – how clued up/educated they are. I find I use far less bait these days when I go to France than I ever have in the past. That perhaps surprises you as I should be telling you to purchase loads and make me rich!

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You don't need pallets of bait

Seriously though, I tend to fish in the same way as I do in the U.K. I always carry more bait than I need – just in case, with the view to bringing it home again if not used.

I tend to fish just one widespread baited area rather than 3 separate ones and keep the bait trickling in the one area rather than dumping a load in at once. I don’t think I have got through more than 15kg of boilies during the trip on my last couple of trips but have had plenty available should they suddenly start to get through it – this happened a few years ago on one venue where I ended up using most of what I took.

Generally speaking I like to start with a ‘taste’ for them – just a couple of kilo in differing sizes then watch how things progress.

Mark replied:

Hi Shaun. Thank you for your views. That what I thought I would do trickle the bait .I heard so many different views of anglers taken 60/80kilo’s of bait been looking Angling Lines as well a few others. These marketing dvds/ web site don’t help matter showing all good fishing lol.

Shaun again:

This may help a little – pretty much sums up how I set about my fishing.  

Mark replied:

Cheers mate wished every one was like you. Helping other Anglers in stead of all secrets all time

Shaun again:

We are a dying breed LOL!

and so on. This one came to my personal facebook page but is obviously very relevant here.

About the Author: Shaun Harrison

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Quest Baits boss Shaun Harrison has put over 40 years of experience into developing his range of carp baits ” This bait range is the culmination of the bait knowledge I’ve gained throughout my carp fishing career, a journey which started in the 1970’s. It has truly been a long and winding road – frustrating at times, fascinating and rewarding at others….. Our range you’ll only find proven baits, the ones I use myself 

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