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Fingers
18-12-2003, 12:47
Alright guys i would like to use vitalin as a carrier for particles and such like, as an alternative to spodding.
Does the vitalin need to be pre-soaked or boiled before i can use or is it instant i.e can add straight to wet particles?

cheers

mozzer
18-12-2003, 12:50
Just add water to desired consistancy is achieved (easy)

Lewis
18-12-2003, 12:51
Straight to wet particles - but works /softens quicker if mixed warm http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif like most things....

apple
18-12-2003, 12:52
> Does the vitalin need to be pre-soaked or boiled before i can use or is it instant i.e can add straight to wet particles?

Wet the Vitalin down with lake water, and mix it to the required consistency. You don't want to use it totally dry (it'll float for a start) http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

You can always add a large tin of Carnation milk if you want to make it extra cloudy, sweet, and creamy http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Fingers
18-12-2003, 13:09
cheers guys http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

BlueOfHerts
18-12-2003, 13:14
I'll second the can of condensed milk - the fish love it, and you can see your spot for ages with the cloud of milky water around it!

And a big squirt of maple syrup too! Lovely and goooey!

RAFLEE
18-12-2003, 13:25
leave for a few hours after mixing and its the dogs danglies.... http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Fingers
18-12-2003, 13:33
One other thing, i live in soton and jolleys bang it out for £15 for 15kg is that a fair price?
its the 'original' version

RAFLEE
18-12-2003, 13:44
should be nearer £10 from memory...

wayne_g
18-12-2003, 13:52
Used to be £10 for a 20kg sack. Ive bought it in the past when one of the mutts wasnt well. Over the last couple of years Ive noticed the size of the bag has got smaller and the price has gone up. I reckon that so many anglers are on it now they have sussed and ramped the price up. I think my local pet store its £15 for 15kg now.

tyke
18-12-2003, 14:05
My local pet food outfit does it loose, by the kg, for 90p http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

My dogs hate it though http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif

andy_w21uk
18-12-2003, 14:19
£7 for 15 kgs at titmus feeds

Fingers
18-12-2003, 14:28
I will have little shop around then and try and save a few pennies as xmas is coming thick and fast http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

wayne_g
18-12-2003, 14:30
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My dogs hate it though

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So did mine. Rubbish dog food, great groundbait!!!.

I wonder if rubbish groundbait makes great dog food. hmmmmmmmmm????

tyke
18-12-2003, 14:36
Don't know Wayne - but I dare not leave boilies laying around - the devils have scoffed the lot more than once http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

And walking them around a lake is embarassing - they can clean out a bucket of bait in a flash http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Smarts
18-12-2003, 15:04
Agree with Andy.....should only be £7 - £8 for 15kg........

CARP121076
18-12-2003, 21:40
GET MY VITALIN FROM TITMAS I THINK IT IS JUST OVER 7 QUID.
I BOUGHT A SECOND HAND LIQUID DISER THIS SUMMER AND I HAVE BEEN BLITZING IT NOW WORKS A TREAT.

Fingers
19-12-2003, 10:09
Is titmus a national company like petsmart etc or just a regional store, are there any in soton area

wayne_g
19-12-2003, 10:19
Regional Im affraid mate. Family run business based in Wheathampstead (just outside St Albans)

jimboo
19-12-2003, 10:44
get yourself to any of the big pet superstores - you know the ones next to pc world or B and Q mate and you will pay £7-8 for 15 kilo. I think I went to Pet City or something simialair.

Great shops, I like the rabbits.


J

BlueOfHerts
19-12-2003, 10:47
Has anyone ever experimented properly with Vitalin hookbaits???

jimboo
19-12-2003, 10:50
its a little 'flakey', LOL http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif


In a word no - take it you mean paste type?



J

BlueOfHerts
19-12-2003, 10:56
Yeah, grind it into a paste or base mix type material.

Just wondered. What with so much of it going in, the fish must understand it's food signal!

Desert_Storm
19-12-2003, 10:58
If your to lasy to get to the shops try

www.vitalinpetfood.co.uk (http://www.vitalinpetfood.co.uk)

£9.99 inc P&amp;P for 15Kg

Anybody tried "Vitalin Original with Gravy" sounds like a good substitute for Christmas dinner????

Tony

Fingers
19-12-2003, 10:58
Cheers all

jimboo
19-12-2003, 11:24
nope never tried it mate, I bet it would catch, certainly a proper ball of it would thats for sure.


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apple
19-12-2003, 11:32
Funnily enough...

...there was some random dude on Fishun Wherehoose saying not so long ago that he uses the one with gravy as the basis for a meat and fish boilie.

Essentially he grinds the meaty gravy Vitalin down in to powder - mixes it something like 50/50 with a fishmeal base. Then adds some more stuff, 6 eggs, dye - and apparently job's a goodun! Food for thought, if you pardon the pun?

ROLFIE
19-12-2003, 17:17
Always been a little sceptical bout using dog food for bait.....hang on, what bout mixers doh!.....anyhow, whats the best UK fish that anyone knows of that has been caught using vitalin? Any of the biggies in the circuit waters ever been nailed over it? Best fish?

jimboo
19-12-2003, 17:30
I know of a few 30s lake records that fell to vitalin and hemp mix with tigers fished over the top.

not sure on national level biggies though


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ROLFIE
19-12-2003, 17:45
Hmm, just seemed like a small fish thing to me....you always read features in the grot mags on small fish waters using it method style!
I know a water where a few mid twenties have been caught over bags of the stuff....maize hookbaits and that!
Any thoughts on whether its any good to fish over silt? Surely it would change its colour and overall effectiveness?

RichardThompson
19-12-2003, 17:56
I think some of the car park biggies got caught over it a few years back. Read it in an interview in Big Carp.

jimboo
19-12-2003, 18:12
it certainly did the business on this water mate, admitly we mainly fished on gravel and hard silt so cant really say. i am however fishing very silty lakes this winter and will be using vitalin so will let you know how I get on.


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