The official British match record venue, Rolfs Lake, has controversially become the first fishery to ban the hugely effective Atomic Cloud by GOT Baits.
Arguably THE bait of the year so far, Atomic Cloud, a highly colourful feed which is used mainly as a slop, cloud-creating groundbait, has been outlawed by Rolfs¹ boss John Bennett, who thinks it has a detrimental effect on water quality at the Wheatley, Oxford, lake.
John reached the decision after he put a Kinder pot of the cloud in a bucket.
³A whole month later the cloud was still in the water, as thick as when it first went in. It simply didn¹t break down. This isn¹t such a problem in spring-fed venues but Rolfs is landlocked and it¹s not the kind of thing I want in the fishery,² said John.
But GOT Baits¹ owner Trevor Price was shocked by the move and believes John¹s test was an unfair one.
³There is nothing harmful in what is a very successful product. We exhibited the Atomic Cloud at one of this year¹s angling shows and sought the opinion of scientists from Sparsholt College,² explained Trevor.
³The general consensus was that there is no ecosystem in a bucket to break down the bait you could put any pellets or groundbait in such an environment for a month and it will still be there,² he said.