- Nov 1, 2015
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- leafy cheshire
Another couple of Laguna accessories. http://lagunafishingproducts.com/index.php/fishing-accessories.html
Said like a true Yorkshireman, saving your pennies (Only kidding)Bait punches can be made from any tube, from pole sections to apple corer even a straw. All manner of things work. Irregular pieces of meat work better for me.
That's a good idea, I still want to leave the meat in the tin though, the reason being I find the meat goes off if out of the tin or at least a funny colour especially if it is warm and I don't as a rule use much so I can just put it back in the fridge when I get home and use it again the next time. Taking punches straight from the tin will be better I think for these reasons for me..I use the guru meat punches,a neat set of four punches in 6/8/10/12mm sizes in a rubber knuckleduster type storage,they are sharp and have a syringe type plunger which pushes the pellet out,cut a slice of meat and punch away...
As for getting meat out of the tin,open the tin,squeeze around each face of the tin to break the fats seal,then whack the open end against the palm of your hand a few times,then holding the open end downwards make a sharp downward movement stopping suddenly,the inertia of stopping loosens the grip,this may take several movements but it removes any danger of accidents...
But is that colour the meat going off, like a grey colour and would that put the fish off. ?Fish dont care what colour the meat is,also if you open your tin at home and bag it,then keep it deep in your bag the colour doesnt change much at all,if you cube meat it should be covered in water in your bait box this keeps it cooler and also draws excess fat out,which ehen you empty your box at the end of the day the box will be covered in it...
I don't suppose it does but if it is the meat going off, I would prefer it all fresh, its only the edge exposed to the air or warmth that goes this grey color and I usually cut it off which is easier to do when taking a full sausage from the tin. I still want to just take the lid off the tin, it just seems easier to me for bait and storage, always after an easy life me.Certainly not carp they will scoff anything.
Good point, I don't know if the club has such a ban, I better check.If you leave it in the tin it doesn’t stop you using a punch of course; but taking a tin onto the river bank is contravening my clubs rules so I keep mine in either some tin foil or in a small plastic container which prevents it drying out (and changing colour); plus I keep my punched meat inside my meat punch and only push enough meat out of my punch to use on the hook leaving the rest inside the punch until it’s needed; which also keeps it from the elements.