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   Old Thread  #12 8 Sept 2021 at 10.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You will find that cans typically have larger kernels snd slightly tougher skins which make them better hookbaits. The frozen stuff is fine as freebies though.

I have had issues with baits coming off when fishing them on the hair by themselves so usually use a piece of imitation stuff on the end of the hair as a barrier / buffer. I recently heard that small discs of clear plastic can also do the job too - i think they said hook packets cut to size.

If you want to jazz it up a bit, a sprinkling of beta in powder, icing sugar and salt can make it a bit more attractive.

Only other comment would. be that big beds of corn can blow and spook fish after a short time however if used sparingly, it can continue to be used for ages. Simon Scott always talks about his 7 kernels of freebies.
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   Old Thread  #11 8 Sept 2021 at 5.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A few grains around the hookbait is plenty, and bait up the same after each fish.

Sweetcorn contains lysine I think it is, an amino acid that seems to provoke feeding. It works as it is, straight out of the tin.
I put straight out of the tin, most canned stuff is usually in water with added salt and sugar, and works, I think, better than the frozen bag sweetcorn.

No need to add anything to it, although on waters where it is regularly seen the flavoured and coloured stuff may provide an edge, but will stain your fingers.

I have tried a small yellow boilie bait over the top, pop-up and bottom bait, but found I caught more fish on the real thing, usually 2 or 3 grains on the hair.

A few years ago a mate and I fished a water in winter, some weeks the go to bait was a fluorescent Green Zing, other weeks a fluoro Pineapple pop-up, yet on weeks when they failed to catch, sweetcorn was the catching bait.
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   Old Thread  #10 8 Sept 2021 at 4.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Does it have to be the canned stuff or is the frozen bag corn OK?
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   Old Thread  #9 31 Aug 2021 at 10.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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get a load of cans and liquidize in a blender and spomb with a few grains.
Can also mix with bread crumb to soak up to form an attractive groundbait and release on the bottom (especially if windy / tow as liquids will wash away from your spot)

BAF have a corn hyro liquid now which may be of interest,, as will maybe Libby's Creamed Corn (available at Sainsburys)
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   Old Thread  #8 26 Aug 2021 at 5.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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no issues in winter - if anything it's a better bait than most others as it goes through fish very quickly and is easy to digest - not only that but they will re-eat their own crap as it's passed through again.
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   Old Thread  #7 25 Aug 2021 at 1.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great bait all year, especially winter when the smaller fish can be less of a problem, seems acceptable to the carp in freezing conditions.

Quantities depends on the situation, usually when fishing just a handful and more when pre-baiting.
I don't bother adding anything to it, use it on the hair if able or as said a couple of bits of Maize.
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   Old Thread  #6 25 Aug 2021 at 10.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Genuinely interested in your results over winter. No real reason except success on boilie, but I don't use corn or other particles in winter, Dec, Jan, Feb. Fish can be hard enough to come by without experimenting with bait. Caught a heap of fish over the years on corn including some difficult waters. Good luck.
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   Old Thread  #5 24 Aug 2021 at 8.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for that , thinking of giving it a go this winter 👍
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   Old Thread  #4 22 Aug 2021 at 11.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
If other species aren't a nuisance then it's a great bait. If you need a rig or bait that re-sets after a nuisance fish has had a go at it then it's not the bait for you.. If you can avoid the other species then liquidised corn in groundbait is a great attractor. Other liquids can help too , but not if too many silvers and bream are in the lake.
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   Old Thread  #3 22 Aug 2021 at 9.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Excellent bait is the old sweetcorn. I usualy tip it in a little freezer bag and add a handful of sea salt. This preserves it a bit, makes it pva friendly and is attractive to the fish. Use a couple of small grains of maize on the hair and bobs your uncle. 👍
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   Old Thread  #2 21 Aug 2021 at 7.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great bait. No need to use fakes when the real thing is so easy and cheap.

I can happily do a day session with a big tin. Maybe a spare just in case. One or two pieces on the hook. A handful of freebies over the top - the margins are your friend here. If you're fishing at a bit of a distance take some kitchen roll to dry out the grains enough to pop in a pva bag. Easy.

I've regularly caught using this method whilst others are chucking out kilos of boilies and looking on enviously.

It's not bream proof, but also you might pick up a lovely tench or two as a bonus.
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   Old Thread  #1 21 Aug 2021 at 6.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I’d just like to hear people’s thoughts on using sweetcorn during the winter . Do you mix any liquids etc with it . What sort of quantities are people using ? Lastly , would you use an alternative hookbait like a small yellow wafter or pop up ? Just to add that fake , imitation baits are banned on my waters , thanks .
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