Sea Pastures

Every angler has his own recipes and fishing techniques, but there are some differencesand some tricks that are common to all. The type of bait to use, for example, varies depending on the species of fish you want to catch and the type of water in which it will be used.

Pasture, or brumming, is a very important practice especially if we are in fish-poor areas: with the right ingredients we will be able to attract a large number of fish near our fishing area. There are different pastures and each one is suitable for different types of contexts: there are pastures for river and lake waters, pastures suitable for the sea,we can make a surface or deep pasture. Sea pastures can be composed of a wide variety of ingredients such as fish meal, breadcrumbs, corn, cornmeal, or they can include live bait such as worms, crabs or shrimp: the important thing is to make them tasty and of such a density that they crumble slowly and attract fish that, not finding food on the bottom, will be attracted to our hooks.


Fish live in a fairly hostile environment, so by nature they are very wary of new things that come before them. There is little light available to them, so they have developed their sense of smell and hearing: their sense of smell is not like ours, but it is still able to pick up different smells, which is why the pastures must smell very strong. At the same time we know that loud noises scare fish away, except tuna: the noise of boat engines attracts tuna as they are used to approaching fishing boats as they leave their waste in the sea.

The pastures for sea fishing are designed to attract fish such as bream, mullet, or bream, while those for freshwater fishing are designed to attract fish species such as bream and carp: each species of fish has food preferences, for example, mullet are highly attracted to cheese, bream prefer shrimp and anchovy compounds, and brown crab guts are a popular bait for sea fishing for cod.


It may seem like a simple thing, but preparing pastures at home can present some critical issues before we find the perfect formula. A ball of bait, for example, can disintegrate too early or too late if we don't use the right percentage of flours, or if we use ingredients that are too fatty we risk satiating our prey too quickly, and they will escape before even approaching the hook.

The sea bait is suitable for deep water and strong currents. To prepare it optimally, you will need 60-70% aggregating flour and a very small dose of disintegrating flour.This will enable the ball of sea pasture to withstand currents for longer.

The drifting is a technique that is practiced especially in maritime areas and allows for continuous baiting over a very large area. In this way large prey will be attracted directly to our boat. Usually this technique is practiced with the boat adrift, free to follow the wind and the current: to obtain a fast and continuous baiting at sea, with the boat on, a trail of bait is created in the opposite direction to the direction the boat will take while fishing. The sea pasture used here is very rich and is combined with pieces of sardines, fishmeal and various scraps. The fish we are targeting are of significant tonnage, such as swordfish and bluefin tuna typical of the Adriatic: abound with the bait, use whole sardines and occasionally cut into pieces asfundamental in attracting the giants near the boat. For smaller tuna, such as those in the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is preferable to use less bait and fewer sardines so as not to satiate our prey.

In conclusion, sea bait is a great help when fishing, especially if we are trying to catch large prey. Before using the bait, however, you need to know the fish you want to catch and what ingredients tickle them the most. If you have any doubts, we at Molino Zombini are at your complete disposal.Now all you have to do is experiment and find the right bait for your prey!

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