Sweetcorn - Wonder bait no more?

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Sweetcorn - Wonder bait no more?

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 04 Oct 2011 22:42

I remember well the time that THE bait to use for virtually all species was Sweetcorn.

Back in the late '70's it really was the "wonder" bait. trouble was, over the following decade it was flogged to death and (unsurprisingly) it's effectiveness greatly diminished. Sure, corn would always catch fish, but it no longer had the 'killer touch" it once possessed. Accordingly, it was no longer first choice for many. Indeed, I for one, didn't even carry corn in my tackle bag for years.

How do our Members rate corn nowadays? How many use it? If, so how successfully?

Or do we still rate it as a 'blown" bait?
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Re: Sweetcorn - Wonder bait no more?

Postby runhunt » 06 Oct 2011 20:20

my biggest fish this year was on corn, still rate it!
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Re: Sweetcorn - Wonder bait no more?

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 11 Oct 2011 20:47

Anyone else still rate Sweetcorn for Barbel???
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Re: Sweetcorn - Wonder bait no more?

Postby browny » 16 Oct 2011 12:06

If I could find any barbel in the BA I'd happily give corn ago!!
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Re: Sweetcorn - Wonder bait no more?

Postby mick farrell » 17 Oct 2011 18:21

i fished corn from june untl early september on the middle trent and had 52 double figure barbel, so it cant of gon off that much?
i still never leave home without it

be lucky
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Re: Sweetcorn - Wonder bait no more?

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 17 Oct 2011 22:07

mick farrell wrote:i fished corn from june untl early september on the middle trent and had 52 double figure barbel, so it cant of gon off that much?
i still never leave home without it

be lucky
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Wow....everyone off to the middle Trent then....... ;)
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Re: Sweetcorn - Wonder bait no more?

Postby THE SMELLY PELLET » 19 Oct 2011 18:44

Anybody want to buy my house i'm moving.Ho Ho Ho Green Giant.
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Re: Sweetcorn - Wonder bait no more?

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 19 Oct 2011 21:06

Come back Mick........tell us more, and any pics?????
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Re: Sweetcorn - Wonder bait no more?

Postby mick farrell » 21 Oct 2011 15:08

hi
only had about 10 barbel that arnt doubles, and not one over 12lb yet. it is my local stretch that ive been on for many years, all my sessions are very short 2 - 3 hours normally and i do about 4 or 5 a week which is why i believe my numbers seem high to some of you???
if you would like to see some piks then you will find them either on my facebook page or
http://trentvalleyspecimenanglers.webs.com/
tight lines and if any of you fancy a trip then please get in touch
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Re: Sweetcorn - Wonder bait no more?

Postby Barbel123 » 21 Oct 2011 17:12

Great reply Mick, well done on a fantastic season so far ;)
Now wait for a flury of PM's asking everything except what bait you use :lol:

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