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


Backlead use

Back leads can be very advantageous in certain circumstances, particularly on venues that receive lots of pressure from anglers and you need to pin your line down to the lake bed. On such venues, any fish that bump into your lines, can often mean the kiss of death. To avoid this, it's best to pin your lines down. Yes, this can be acheived by using slack lines, but the big disadvantage there is that you will also lose vital bite indication. By dropping on a back lead, you can pin your lines down, yet still keep them semi-tight to register bites. They also minimise the chances of you catching your other lines whilst playing fish back to the bank.

The problem with most back leads however is that in the event of hooking a fish, they don't slide down the line very well, but we can assure you there's no chance of that happening with these!