In Port Phillip I try to squid hunt the day before permitting me to avoid wasting time on the day and get lines and a berley trail going well before the sun comes up. I’ll invariably run two or three bait rods on the yak – a mixture of pilchard, squid, salmon, crab, pipi or saurie. I used to use banana prawn too but unfortunately outbreaks of white spot disorder have now made this flawed to be used as bait to keep away from contamination of our waterways. The very first thing you’ll want to do is pick your self up an old school meat grinder. You can get them at op shops or on eBay for not much cash – it is probably best to have one dedicated for the job!To make a berley mix I grind up the carcassases, offcuts and bait that has got freezer burn, or have been thawed and re frozen too time and again. To this I add something which will expand in the water and decelerate the berley flow rate.