Just a quick note for another use for the amazing Atomic Cloud.
Since November 2010 I've chosen Viaduct Fishery In Somerton, Somerset, as my venue of choice for the next few yrs.
Great venue for both Carp and Silvers with 5 lakes used in regular matches and a high level of competition. So I am presently fishing each Sunday in either the Carps AC Winter League or the Viaduct Teams of Five matches. The last 2 weekends have seeen me in action on Cary lake, or scary Cary as some call it due to the size of fish in there.
Typical winter conditions and tactics apply and I have been fortunate to have a lead chuck in the past 2 matches in which I have come 3rd and 2nd on the lake respectively. My tactics have been to use popped up bread discs, using the seymo lunch punch in 10ml I have punched out discs the night before and placed them in a screw topped glug pot with some dry atomic cloud, two pots used, one with the white atomic punch and the other with yellow corn atomic, I place them in the microwave for just 10 seconds which helps the bread become slightly tacky and the atomic cloud then adheres better in my tests, before tightening the lid and giving it all a good shake to disperse the atomic cloud, then just leave in the bag til used.
Now, I haven't been catching many fish, but then again no one has really, 2 weeks ago my 4 carp went 40lb 1oz and last Sunday my 3 fish weighed 36lb 2oz so they are big lasses! I have caught all my fish on 4 discs on a 3cm hair, varying the colour and length of hook length, other people are also using bread but I know of none apart from myself that are adding the Atomic Cloud, and i'm sure that the attraction given off is sufficient to gain me bites over other anglers at this time of year.
So for those who are using this approach at the moment give it a try.