Catch Reports

Matty on fire!

Posted in Catch Reports on 22nd September 2014

We've had so many catch reports coming in over the past several weeks it's been difficult to keep... Read more

Fantastic season

Posted in Catch Reports on 18th September 2014

Another angler that has had an absolutely fantastic season on Essential Baits is Lee Carpenter. Lee... Read more

More big carp for Richard

Posted in Catch Reports on 31st May 2014

One man you can't keep out of the limelight when it comes to catching big carp on a regular basis... Read more

Jamie on a proper roll!

Posted in Catch Reports on 31st May 2014

Jamie Robb is currently on a tremendous run of big fish. He recently contacted us to order some... Read more

Absolute perfection!

Posted in Catch Reports on 31st May 2014

Well I certainly can't complain about the past 12-months! On my no-publicity venue in Glos, I... Read more

Merv the Swerv bags up again!

Posted in Catch Reports on 26th May 2014

Essential's Globetrotting carp catching machine Merv 'the swerv' Pennel has had another amazing... Read more

Brace of thirties for Jerry

Posted in Catch Reports on 26th May 2014

Jerry Mills from Bridgwater had never been fortunate enough to catch a thirty pound carp until... Read more

Rick's on fire!!!

Posted in Catch Reports on 25th May 2014

Top carp angler and 'Team Essential' member Rick Golder is having a great season so far and on his... Read more

New forty for Rich!

Posted in Catch Reports on 28th October 2013

Fresh off the press today is a catch report from Richard Kelly who has banked yet another forty on... Read more

Top angling Kevin

Posted in Catch Reports on 28th October 2013

One angler that has escaped the radar recently is Kevin Pitfield. We know Kev has been having an... Read more


Cork ball advantages

Although we provide cork dust pop-ups, we also appreciate that some customers prefer cork ball pop-ups and I think that it's generally accepted that cork ball pop-ups are the best method for long term buoyancy. This can be particularly advantageous for many modern day rigs such as chod rigs and Hinged Stiff-rigs. These clever little packs allow anglers to create their own cork ball pop-ups with little effort. You can also regulate the amount of paste you use to make them more buoyant or turn them into slow sinkers.

Top tip

If you are having problems with diving birds or nuisance fish, you can combat this by 'meshing up'. The best method we have seen to do this is to cut a small section of tights (we recommend you get your missus's permission first!). Wrap the pop-up in the fine mesh, pull tight, tie off with floss, 'blob' the excess with a lighter and away you go.