80kg of Triple Minced Burley

I have written a number of posts about how our burley has undoubtedly increased our catch.  I believe the key element is creating a burley “cloud” that the fish can smell but they can’t eat.  Make your bait a food option for the “interested” fish and it seems to work ok.

After extinguishing our last batch, it was time to make some more.  We have kept fish from the comps and a whole range of tasty bits from other trips and today was the day to “go again”.  We had secured a mate with an industrial electric mincer and a band saw and had 60+kg of fish that had been stored for the purpose.  Our recipe for today was cray, squid, whiting, old snapper fillets, skippy, snook, herring, prawns, mulies, scailies, yellowtail, mullet, sgt baker, bonito, sambo fillets, sambo egg sacs, 10kg of chicken pellets and 12L of tuna oil.

Getting a consistent mix was fairly complex as we had such a volume of base material.  In the end, we did a primary mince of all the lower grade fish, and then a secondary mince to ensure the mix ratio of the different fish was consistent.  The high quality stuff was minced separately to produce about 5kg of “premium”.  We then did the tertiary mince with the known ratio of low grade and high grade, at the desired consistency, and bagged it straight from the mincer.  118 bags of excellent burley, that will fit directly in the burley cage, are now freezing down for use over the next 6 months.

Yes, it took a lot of work between 5 of us but it is a good use of material that might otherwise have been thrown out.  Nice to spend half a day with the mates as well as doing something that can “potentially” benefit all our families and friends.  With this volume, we should only need to do it a couple of times a year.


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 Geez man that's heaps of

Sun, 2014-10-19 21:13

 Geez man that's heaps of burley but it looks great!im sure that that type of burley would be one of the best fish attractants around because the range of leftovers in it. And besides, it has worked before for u!


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 Good work Mick! First time

Sun, 2014-10-19 21:13

 Good work Mick! First time i've seen burley in a wheelbarrow, that's some serious burley production. Second pic looks lke a cop pic of a hash seizure lol! 

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Sun, 2014-10-19 21:29

LoL.  I did wonder if I should actually post it given what it looks like.  The wheelbarrow gives some legitimacy though 


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  That sure is a crapload of

Sun, 2014-10-19 21:19

  That sure is a crapload of burley, shouldn't have to stock up again for quite some time 


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You'll still have the same

Mon, 2014-10-20 07:16

You'll still have the same problem Mick - crazy fisho's that have seen your reports breaking in to steal the secret recipe burley!


Note:- I know you have given the recipe and its not a secret but never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

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Mon, 2014-10-20 08:29

 Can almost smell that barrow load down here.


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Cool post Mick, thanks for

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:51

Cool post Mick, thanks for sharing.  I love the posts which remind you how you can minimise any fishing waste. 

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Love a bloke that's

Mon, 2014-10-20 15:11

Love a bloke that's fairdinkum bout there burley good work


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A few guys down here do

Mon, 2014-10-20 15:11

A few guys down here do similar things down here...myself included but use a garden mulcher. Works well