With my lack of anything like a good result when fishing over the last week I have made a decision. I had been to the tackle show at the Ricoh ground and whilst there I met up with Simon who runs Quality Baits, www.qualitybaits.co.uk probably the best local bait company by a long way. He was showing me his latest offering and tried to convince me that the new pellets were intended for very large carp and catfish, but I saw other possibilities.
Now we all know that big baits equal big fish, this will now be my new approach to barbel and chub. I know I will not get too many bites, but if I do get a take off a barbel, it will be big, very big. That said, if nothing happens over the next week or so I could always Superglue two of them together – back to back – same as normally done with the Elips pellets, this in case they missed the one laying on its own.
Now that's a Pellet!
I like to think this will be a pioneering approach to barbel and chub that has not been tried before, but if you have already done this let me know how you got on.