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groundbait

Line breaks: ground|bait
Pronunciation: /ˈɡraʊn(d)beɪt
 
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Definition of groundbait in English:

noun

[mass noun] British
Bait thrown into the water while fishing (as distinct from hookbait).
Example sentences
  • I've had most of my fish on sweetcorn or home-made boilies over groundbait and particles.
  • This is usually a mixture of groundbait, broken boilies and seeds and beans.
  • Choose a likely clear area of bottom and bait heavily with groundbait and sweetcorn or chopped worms.

Derivatives

groundbaiting

1
noun
Example sentences
  • So let me stress again that for me the most important aspect of groundbaiting with mass baits is to get the swim full of feeding fish.
  • Now groundbaiting (or ‘chumming’ as they call it over here) is against Fish and Wildlife regulations so I figured I needed to have some swimfeeders.
  • It can be cheaper to buy large sacks of this breadcrumb if a lot of serious groundbaiting is to be carried out and this is quite common when fishing abroad for a week in Ireland or Denmark to attract large bream shoals.

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