The Hidden Secret Of Paste

Paste is a very successful method of fishing and is a hidden secret which doesn’t get much publicity.  It’s a method I have used for decades (on and off) and I have found it very successful.  I fish with paste directly onto a coil or wrapped around a wafter/bottom bait.  I also put a tiny bag on as well with my stick mix, to add even more attractive to the carp.  This is not just a Winter tactic, I use it a lot in my fishing, especically on the sort 4 hrs trips out.

The finished set up.

1. I like to use a fluro hooklink in a D rig style and thread the small stick mix bag down to the hook.

Twenty pence pcs size

Slide it down the line and the gently pushing the eye of the hook into the bag.

Get a chunk of Catalyst paste and mould it into a soft ball.

About the size of a 50 pence peice and then mould this around the paste coils – you may wish to use more or less depending on what takes your fancy (or if you are moulding to a wafter/bottom bait).

Then slide the small bag down.

And push the hook into the bag, you don’t need to use the bag, I just like to – it’s personal preference.

I then dip the whole lot into some Spotted Fin particle syrup.  Which is nice and sticky and also smells amazing.

All done.

Hope this helps you catch a few.





About richardhandel

I would like to give a brief snap shot of my life and introduce myself; My name is Richard Handel and was born in 1965 in Suffolk. I have worked as a UK Operation & Intermodule Manager for a shipping company. I live in Hampshire now and am married with 2 young children, both girls so I am a bit outnumbered even the cat is a girl! I have been fishing since I was about 7 years old. I started on small local rivers in Suffolk, then moved onto gravel pits and then carp fishing. My personal best is a 39.08 mirror, over recent years I have started river fishing again, on the Hampshire Avon, this is a nice break from the carp lakes. My life has turned a big corner this year, the company I was working for relocated their Operation centre to Estonia. I was offered a job at the head office in London. This would have meant a 5 day commute and working in Stratford. As a family, we did not fancy this, as I would hardly spend any time with the children (and the Mrs). So after 22.5 years, I was given a nice redundancy package and with my wife is working full time. I became the house husband. This has meant a complete turn around in my fishing, as I can pick and choose when I go. I have found a splendid new syndicate to fish this year, which includes 5 lakes and some 8 miles of river with only 150 members. It's an amazing change to the way I am able to fish. I am now trying to start my own tackle business and make a bit of a name for myself in the world of fishing, as I have retired from real work. Richard
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