Burley formulas and recipes

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Re: Burley formulas and recipes

Postby 4liters » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:48 pm

My general purpose burley is chook pellets and tuna oil, but I always add some of the bait I'm using as well. For instance, if I've bought a bag of Cole banana prawns I'll peel them and remove the heads, and put the shells and the heads in the food processor (I have an old one specially for this purpose) and puree them into a paste. A typical selection of bait for me is prawns, whitebait, squid and pilchards, and I'll put some of the smaller whitebait, a couple of pillies, bits of squid (skin, wings etc) and the prawn scraps in the blender and turn it all into a paste that gets stirred into the chook pellets.

Why? My very unscientific and unverified reasoning is that by using some of the bait as burley I'm more likely to attract fish that are searching for, and are more likely to take the baits I have on offer. Also by turning them into a paste I reckon the fine particles of burley travel further and have a greater surface area to volume ratio to leak more scent into the water, but aren't big enough to actually feed the fish.

This mix either gets flung into the water with a spoon or chucked in a floating plastic cage, and in the cage with some rocks if I want it on the bottom.
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm



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Re: Burley formulas and recipes

Postby Basti » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:24 pm

I've added old stale aquarium fish food to my burley mix (chook pellets. water and tuna oil) before and it seemed dynamite. i've no idea if it actually made a difference or whether the fish were just "on" that day but im not going to buy more fish food just to try again. too expensive.

edit: aiming at gars, but it brought in bay trout, tommy ruff and some trevs too

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Re: Burley formulas and recipes

Postby Fish-cador » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:39 pm

While on a boat, your breakfast, lunch or dinner will make a good burley trail
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Re: Burley formulas and recipes

Postby poodoo » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:57 pm

Fish-cador wrote:While on a boat, your breakfast, lunch or dinner will make a good burley trail


I'll remember to bring you along next time i'm on a boat.

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Re: Burley formulas and recipes

Postby 4liters » Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:04 pm

Fish-cador wrote:While on a boat, your breakfast, lunch or dinner will make a good burley trail

Is there anything you recommend people eat beforehand to maximise their results?
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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Re: Burley formulas and recipes

Postby Wolly Bugger » Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:48 pm

4liters wrote:
Fish-cador wrote:While on a boat, your breakfast, lunch or dinner will make a good burley trail

Is there anything you recommend people eat beforehand to maximise their results?




Enough about burley being made up of what it was that you ate. The next person to mention it goes on a holiday.



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Re: Burley formulas and recipes

Postby Kev209 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:41 pm

Wolly Bugger wrote:Carp

(to be written)


Bread crumbs as base. All of the below ingredients I have had success with. Just add what you have on hand.
Turkish coffee
Maggots
Corn
Cut up worms
Aniseed
Coconut oil
Small pieces of bread
Small pieces of soft lollies

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Re: Burley formulas and recipes

Postby Kev209 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:50 pm

Wolly Bugger wrote:Trout

(to be written)


Bread crumbs as a base add any of the below to the bread crumbs. I have had success with all listed
Strawberry essence
Vanilla essence
Maggots
Cut up worms
Corn
Coconut oil
Aniseed
Small bits of power bait

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Re: Burley formulas and recipes

Postby shazdoggg » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:13 pm

IMO BEST easy to obtain carp berley is KFC potato and gravy by itself or mixed with breadcrumbs. Bread slathered in potato and gravy is unresistable to carp in highly pressured waters!! Oil from the potato and gravy rise up to the to and forms a berley slick. OK the secret is out!! I used to fish corn and bread exclusively for carp but since every tom, d*** and harriet is uses them, switching to bread rolled in potato and gravy and cast out unweighted. Now the secret is out I wonder how long till the metro carp wise up to it....
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Re: Burley formulas and recipes

Postby Nude up » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:26 pm

Fresh water
Chook pellets ground in a coffee grinder mixed with pollard tuna oil and aniseed or strawberry flavour, very fine when it hits the water creates a great cloud.

Whiting chook pellets tuna oil in a cage with loose pellets and shells pippi or mussel thrown in
Snapper I use sheep feed larger pellets $20 for a 20kg bag mixed with tuna oil and diced pilchard
I use multiple delivery systems secret weapon, burley cage and the spanish method,, manual



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