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Fishing with Maple Peas, preparing and using Maple Peas for Fishing

 

Maple Peas
Along with Hemp seed, Maple Peas were one of the earlier particles baits used in fishing as a bait. Although not as fashionable these days Maple peas proved to be a very successful bait in the past (and still are). Maples are brown in colour, the size of a pea and can be used along with hemp and other particle baits as a great pulse bait for carp. They are also a good bait for other fish such as chub, tench and barbel. Even roach have been caught using maple peas. Maples are a relatively cheap fishing bait and can be bought from tackle shops, specialist bait companies, pet shops and animal feed and seed merchants.  Maple Peas can also be purchased in tins ready for use from specialist bait companies and some tackle shops.

Preparing Maple Peas for fishing.
Preparing your maple peas is quite a simple task really, but as with all particle baits, preparation must be complete, i.e. fully soaked.

Put the maple peas into a container, cover with water and leave to soak for 12 to 24 hours. Add sugar or a sweetener to the water. Flavours can be added if desired but because of their own distinctive smell I don't consider this necessary. As the maple peas soak up the water and expand you may need to top up the water.
After soaking, tip the maple peas and water into a pan, bring to the boil and simmer for around 15 minutes.

Important:
Too long boiling or simmering and the maples can turn to mush.

After 5 or 10 minutes simmering, remove a pea and squash it between your thumb and finger to test it. The maple wants to be soft to firm (rubbery) so that it will stay on the hook.

When you think they are ready, drain off the water, allow to cool and tip the peas into a bait tub if using within a day or so, or into bags for freezing.

Some anglers prefer to allow Maple Peas to ferment before using them. To do this tip the boiled maple peas into a tub and leave to stew for 2 or 3 days in which time the peas will ferment and become quite sticky and give off an attractive milky cloud and a unique smell that attracts the fish.
 

Fishing with Maple Peas.

Maple Peas can be used on most if not all waters. Some fisheries have banned all particle baits, due to the possibility of fish death through under soaking. Before using Maple Peas for fishing it’s worth checking with the owners if they are allowed.
Maple Peas can be used as a groundbait or hookbait. As a particle bait the maple pea can be fished singly or as a pair on a  hair rig. Using a size 14 to 10 hook push the point of the hook into and out through the side of the pea, leaving the point of the hook showing.  When fishing for carp, barbel etc three or four maple peas can be used on a size 8 or 10 hook. Many carp anglers hair rig the maple pea which, as with other hair rigged baits, leaves the hook bare allowing better hooking. Maple Peas are particularly good for baiting up your swim. How much you use depends on the water you are fishing

 

Feeding Maple Peas

Feeding maples peas can depend on the water you are fishing and what you are fishing for. If you are stillwater fishing for carp you could lay down a bed of maples peas and wait for the carp to come along to mop this up. When river fishing a handful every now and then could do the trick.


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