CHICKPEAS can make a brilliant alternative bait, and they're cheap too. Try preparing them the way Bill Rushmer suggests here...
Chickpeas, and many seed baits, make an excellent alternative bait to boilies, but many fisheries ban their use, as some anglers use them prepared incorrectly.
This has resulted in fish deaths, as the undercooked bait has swollen in the guts of fish and has split their stomachs open.
If your fishery allows seeds and nuts, then I’d advise you to follow my simple step-by-step guide to preparing chickpeas.
They are a good size for hair-rigging, cheap and relatively easy to flavour.
Now here’s how I go about prepping them…
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