Rob Wootton’s Top Ireland Groundbait Mix
England Feeder International and 2018 World Pairs Champ, Rob Wootton reveals his top groundbait mix for fishing in Ireland
Preparation is key when it comes to fishing in Ireland. You don’t want to make the long trip across and not be confident with your bait.
So we’ve enlisted the help of Ireland regular, Rob Wootton to show us his top groundbait mixes for fishing in the Emerald Isle when fishing all methods.
“I absolutely love fishing in Ireland and over the past few years I’ve had some fantastic results with several big festival frame places and two world pairs wins with partners Adam Wakelin and Lee Kerry incuding victory last year (2018).”
“One thing that I put my success down to is the groundbait mix I like to use and I like to use a mixture of three groundbaits in equal parts, all from Dynamite and all three of them have a job to do in the final mix.”
The first groundbait is brown crumb, a groundbait that I wouldn’t want to fish a natural style venue without, a brown crumb that isn’t too fine is important as it will not clog when mixed like a really fine groundbait can.
A great groundbait for natural venues when there’s the chance of some bream, skimmers or hybrids is the Bream Original.
Not only does this groundbait add some attraction and larger particles to the finished article but it also adds some binding qualities so I know that I can make the groundbait ‘heavy’ if I need to pin fish on to the bottom.
Frenzied Hemp Black
The last ingredient and maybe the most important is the Frenzied Hempseed Black.
This groundbait turns the mix jet black, very important in clear venues and also adds some attraction throughout the water column as the Frenzied Hempseed is so active. I’s worth remembering that roach are the more dominant species in Ireland now so a groundbait mix tailored towards them is a must and by add the Frenzied Hempseed certainly attracts the roach!