Mixing up groundbait can be a very messy affair, this is mainly due to the bread crumb that gets unbelievably sticky. For this reason I always have a small bowl of water with me and a rag for wiping my hands. This might sound a bit extreme but it really is worth doing.
When it actually comes to mixing the groundbait I use an old washing up bowl. (make sure it is proper clean before using) This ensures you have plenty of room to really get your hands in and mix it up well. Start off by putting your bread crumb and particles (hemp, corn etc) in and give them a good mixing up.
Then get a little bit of water in an old bait tub or bottle and just trickle a little water in until the mixture starts clumping together. The trick here is to not have the bait to dry because it will seperate before it hits the bottom. At the same time you don’t want it so wet that it doesn’t seperate when it hits the bottom. In theory the mixture should just about stay together when it is squeezed lightly in your hand.
Just remember to not add so many particles that the groundbait doesn’t stick together.You need to get the ratio between crumb and particles just right. This mixture will also be perfect for putting in a cage feeder or method feeder if prefered.