OLD GHOST
X ATTRACTIVE GROUNDBAIT RANGE

First Impressions

 


Chinese bait giants have hit the UK market in a big way with their comprehensive range of baits specifically designed to the requirements of the British angler. The UKMA team have received samples of everything in the range and we’ve decided to have a good look at the groundbaits from the range this week. There are six totally different options in the range that totally cover the requirements of the match, carp and specialist angler alike. So if groundbaits are a major part of your fishing and you’re looking for some new options, read on to find out exactly what the OLD GHOST GROUNDBAIT Range could potentially offer your angling.

 

X ATTRACTIVE KRILL

No range of groundbaits would be complete if there wasn’t a bag that offered the en vogue Krill flavour and OLD GHOST haven’t missed the boat ever. This offering is pale pink in colour and contains Krill meal (20%), blended Shrimp meal, puffed soybean, wheat gluten, soyprotien, fermented soybean meal, fish protein hydrolysed, mussel extract, wild snail, krill concentrate  and amino acids offering an excellently balance food source for all anglers targeting all species of fish attracted to natural fish aromas and flavours. As you can clearly see, the X TRACTIVE KRILL ground bait contains most of the necessary attractants that make this ground bait suitable for all commercial fisheries, natural lake and canal species, especially productive when targeting F1’s, bream, skimmers, tench, chub, ide, roach, rudd, carp and barbel.

The X TRACTIVE KRILL can be used for most methods of modern angling including the method, cage feeder, balling or cupping in, plus can be added to stick, spod or bag mixes when targeting larger specimens when mixed 3 parts bait to one part water. TOP TIP- this groundbait can be made into a very effective paste by mixing it 50% groundbait to 50% water. This well packaged groundbait is available in 800g bags and sells for £4.99 per bag.

X ATTRACTIVE MATCH CARP

UKMA can let you in on a little secret; the X ATTRACTIVE MATCH CARP is the groundbait that is already taking southern match angling Mecca Gold Valley apart, with OLD GHOST consultant and England International Will Raison having huge success since he started using it. The X ATTRACTIVE MATCH CARP is a light brown in colour with numerous small food particles to stimulate feeding. It contains puffed soybean, wheat gluten, maize alcohol lees, blended shrimp meal, krill meal, wild snail, mussel extract, krill concentrate, fish oil, fish protein hydrolyzed, silk work chrysalis, marine alga and amino acids. This is specifically developed for out and out commercial fishery work when targeting F1’s and bigger carp but match sized bream and tench have also been proven easy quarry whilst using this fish flavoured groundbait.

The X ATTRACTIVE MATCH CARP can be used for most methods of modern angling including the method, cage feeder, balling or cupping in. As with all the grounbaits in the X ATTRACTIVE range you are recommended to mix to the following percentages; 3 parts bait to one part water. TOP TIP – when fishing in water of 10 ft in depth or more, UKMA recommend that you add a little more water to create an inert groundbait for method work that won’t start breaking down in mid water. This well packaged groundbait is available in 800g bags and sells for £4.99 per bag.

X ATTRACTIVE SPECIMEN CARP

This is a totally unique mix which is very coarse and colourful and designed for targeting big fish on commercial fisheries and natural lakes. This is a water snail based mix contains numerous large particles that big match sized fish and all specimen species will find very attractive. The X ATTRACTIVE SPECIMEN CARP also contains puffed soybeans, fermented soybean meal, maize alcohol lees, blended shrimp & krill meal, fish protein hydrolyzed, wild snail, mussel extract, lugworm, fish oil, marine alga, blended fishmeal and amino acids. A superb formula when used in conjunction with the method feeder as it moulds perfectly, cage feeders, balling or cupping in and very productive down the edge when big lumps are the order of the day.

The X ATTRACTIVE SPECIMEN CARP is also ideal as an additive to stick, solid bags, spod and spomb mixes when targeting specimen bream tench and carp on all types of venues including all lakes and big rivers. Yet again you should mix the X ATTRACTIVE SPECIMEN CARP as follows, 3 parts groundbait to 1 part water for a perfect mix. TOP TIP – always prepare at least an hour before use to allow the larger particles to take on the water and bind perfectly together. This versatile groundbait comes to you in an 800g bag and sells for £4.99.

X ATTRACTIVE BREAM

OLD GHOST have developed this one for the angler who regularly target bream and skimmers, these two species have made a huge comeback over the past few years as an essential species to target on mixed commercial fisheries and natural venues in a match fishing situation s weight builders. Like all good quality out and out bream groundbaits, this has a very distinctive super sweet aroma and is packed full of particles. It contains toasted wheat germ (50%), puffed soybeans, wheat gluten, soybeans protein, puffed maize, peanut, millet, rice germ, wild snail, mussel extract, fish oil, krill concentrate, lugworm and amino acids. Like all the X ATTRACTIVE groundbaits the bream option can multi task and perform well in a multitude of situations including when used in conjunction with a cage feeder, method feeder, plus cupping and balling in on the pole line.

The X ATRACTIVE BREAM is very easy to mix using the OLD GHOST standard 3 parts groundbait to 1 part water to produce the perfect bream mix every time. If you’re looking for value for money then this is one to definitely give a try as you get 1kg of nutritional feed for the very competitive price £3.99 per bag.

X ATTRACTIVE F1 MATCH

This offering carries a natural colouration and contains a blend of sweet meal and fishmeal. This combination has proven very successful all year round for F1 and smaller carp plus silver fish that can make a huge difference on mixed commercial fisheries. The ingredients that make up the X ATTRACTIVE F1 MATCH are toasted wheat germ, puffed soybean, wheat gluten, puffed maize, krill meal, peanut, wild snail, lugworm, mussel extract, fish oil, fish protein hydrolyzed, krill concentrate and amino acids. This combination is ideally balance for smaller commercial fishery species and ideal for use in cold weather as it only contains 8.34% of oils and fats. This makes the X ATTRACTIVE F1 MATCH totally digestible even in climates and water temperatures that would make standard fishmeal groundbaits pretty much indigestible, meaning you have an all year round feed solution.

The X ATRACTIVE F1 MATCH is very easy to mix using the OLD GHOST standard 3 parts groundbait to 1 part water to produce the perfect bream mix every time. Like the Bream option the F1 MATCH offers exceptional value for money as you get 1kg of a nutritional feed solution for the very competitive price £3.99 per bag.

X ATTRACTIVE GREEN ALGA

As any angler who has fished commercial fisheries over the past 10 years plus will tell you, you’d be an idiot to ignore the potentials of green groundbaits, especially in clear water conditions and OLD GHOST haven’t. They have released the X ATTRACTIVE GREEN ALGA to cater to the legions of anglers who use this style of groundbait but they have added their own little twist. It contains Fermented soybean meal, Soybean Protein, puffed soybean, krill meal, blended shrimp meal, maize alcohol lees, wild snail, lugworm, mussel extract, krill concentrate, fish oil, fish protein hydrolyzed, marine alga (5%) and amino acids. The X ATTRACTIVE GREEN ALGA is yet another all year round feed solution that will work perfectly all year round. It has a very low fat and oil content of just5.90% making it fully digestible even in the coldest of water conditions.

This is definitely going to turn one or two heads amongst the match, specialist and carp fraternities, based on the natural food content and usability in clear water conditions. Mixing it up is simplicity itself, simply mix 3 parts of the GREEN ALGA to 1 part water and leave to stand for about twenty minutes for the perfect mix. You can buy the X ATTRACTIVE GREEN ALGA in 1kg bags for the now standard £3.99 per bag.

 

 

First Impressions



The UKMA team were first introduced to the OLD GHOST groundbait range in 2011 and they have definitely seen some major changes made since then. Each one offers the match, specialist and specimen angler something to consider for future campaigns. With six different options there is a product in the range to suit the needs of all freshwater anglers who use groundbaits as a feeding stimulant. I like the fact that you have a the full ingredients listed on the packaging, what it can be used for, mixing instructions and a sell by date, meaning every bag you buy, as long as it’s in date will be totally fresh and ready to use. Over the next few weeks the UKMA team will be taking these new for 2013 groundbaits out on the bank to see how they perform in an angling environment, so until then watch this space for our findings.

 


 

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