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Now we have a couple of trips on the boat under our belt we are looking to increase the catch rate. One way is better location and the other thing we are considering is chum.

I came across this on the decathlon website

 https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/chum-bucket-3-kg-sea-fishing-bait/_/R-p-X8353565

Has anyone used it? Any other sources? Other option is obviously DIY, was thinking of asking the local fish monger for their heads and guts bin, failing that would a kg or so of mashed up sardines with some bran do?

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I use a light commercial mincer that @Odyssey recommended and it works very well for crushing up and mixing skeletons and skulls along with the flesh remains etc of fish. I go to the fish monger and get him to empty his scraps bin into my bucket. Then mix with a couple of bags of the cheapest porridge oats and let it sit over night. 
Stuff into an onion sack and attach to a side clear just half way into the water. 
Im not sure if it does much good for general bottom fishing as it filters through the whole water table. Probably better for tope fishing etc. 

But it's a learning thing for me as it's the first year I've tried it. Others will know better. 

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55 minutes ago, LostPiker said:

Now we have a couple of trips on the boat under our belt we are looking to increase the catch rate. One way is better location and the other thing we are considering is chum.

I came across this on the decathlon website

 https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/chum-bucket-3-kg-sea-fishing-bait/_/R-p-X8353565

Has anyone used it? Any other sources? Other option is obviously DIY, was thinking of asking the local fish monger for their heads and guts bin, failing that would a kg or so of mashed up sardines with some bran do?

It certainly can’t hurt your chances. A few people around here use bait droppers to put a scent trail out.

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