The best margin groundbaits


by Angling Times |

The sun’s out, the water is warming up nicely, and the carp are definitely on the munch. Now’s the time to start targeting the margins on your local commercial – especially in the late afternoon. Using a good-quality groundbait won’t only entice fish into your swim but will keep ’em there searching for food. Feed it with a cup – either little-and-often when targeting stockies and F1s or, for big carp, laying down a carpet of feed and waiting for them to arrive.

Sonu Chunky Fish

What’s in the bag: Real chunks of dehydrated fish mixed with a blend of quality fishmeals and mixed high-protein ground pellets.

Why we Love it: This is a proper stinky mix of the rawest kind of fishmeal possible. Big and hungry specimen fish absolutely love it, especially in the warmest water during the height of summer.

Price: £7.99 for 2kg, www.sonubaits.com

Dynamite Big Fish Mega Margin mix

What’s in the bag: A coarse recipe packed with a mixture of high-protein crushed pellets, sweet biscuit and quality fishmeals.

Why we love it: A sticky and heavy consistency allows it to carry plenty of particles if required and keep the
fish near the bottom. A biscuit base makes it ideal for year-round use.

Price: £6.29 for 1.8kg, www.dynamitebaits.com

Spotted Fin GO2 Margin Super Blend

What’s in the bag: A slightly sweet mix with plenty of strong fishmeals and lots of food content. Contains a range of particle sizes to encourage fish to graze for longer.

Why we love it: Fishy with a sweetness to it – the best of both worlds. It comes in 1kg and 3kg bags.

Price: £4.99 for 1kg, £13.99 for 3kg, www.spottedfin.com

Mainline Match Margin Mix

What’s in the bag: A super-rich mix of fishmeal and ground pellets, packed full of particles and sold in a handy resealable bag.

Why we love it: A heavy mix that keeps the fish near the bottom. A lovely pellety smell makes it ideal for venues that see lots angling pressure.

Price: £4.19 for 1kg, www.mainline-baits.com

Hinders Polly’s Supercharged Margin Mix

What’s in the bag: The finest ingredients blended with salmon fry for an extra edge. Light in colour and full of feed.

Why we love it: Highly visible and mega attractive, not just for carp, but for F1s, tench and bream too!

Price: £3.99 for 900g, £6.25 for 1.75kg, www.hinders.co.uk

SonuBaits Match Method Mix

What’s in the bag: Designed by Des Shipp, this ground pellet and fishmeal-based mix is arguably the go-to margin groundbait for matchmen.

Why we love it: It’s super easy to mix, with a strong aroma and a proven match winning record that seems to be equally as effective for big carp as it is F1s.

Price: £7.99 for 2kg, www.sonubaits.com

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