Catch Reports

Over the Rainbow!

Posted in Catch Reports on 19th May 2008

Now we very rarely if ever include captures of foreign fish on this site because with so many big... Read more

Park Lake Blitz!

Posted in Catch Reports on 11th May 2008

Bristol based anglers Steve Sweeten and Terry Hancock decided to open up their ‘new... Read more

Essential Exclusive Stunning Big Fish Trio!

Posted in Catch Reports on 05th April 2008

Long term Essential Bait user Martin Finan has just banked one of the most remarkable trio of big... Read more

Impressive Big Fish haul!

Posted in Catch Reports on 23rd March 2008

Bristol bachelor David Fuidge decided to give the Squid/Black Pepper version of the awesome B5 a... Read more

B5 now nails the Big Dink!

Posted in Catch Reports on 05th March 2008

Now here’s a nice story…Jason Woods from Dorking, Surrey has been fishing the Cemex... Read more

Clover rolls over!

Posted in Catch Reports on 15th February 2008

Dan Chart from Dorking, Surrey has been targeting the Cemex Longfield Road Lake in pursuit of one... Read more

Big Common

Posted in Catch Reports on 07th February 2008

Rick Golder is certainly no stranger when it comes to catching big fish and features regularly... Read more

Harvey versus Harvey!!

Posted in Catch Reports on 31st January 2008

Dan Harvey was invited along as a guest to fish for an afternoon on the prolific Springwood Pool... Read more

Smash and Grab!!

Posted in Catch Reports on 20th January 2008

Lee Willmott doesn’t seem to find that much time to go fishing in between rolling hundreds of... Read more

Like Father Like Son!

Posted in Catch Reports on 18th November 2007

Just a few days after his son, Lee, managed to bank a 30lb+ winter common during an overnight... Read more

Boilie Glugs

The use of boilie Dips/Glugs to increase attraction levels can be extremely effective, particularly on short sessions or for using single hook baits when you want to boost the food signals.

For 'glugging up' your baits, just pour approx 20ml of your chosen liquid into a 1kg bag of boilies and shake well to ensure even distribution. This can be done before placing them into the freezer or after they’ve been taken out. If applying the liquid after the boilies have been taken out, it’s best to let them thaw out first before adding the liquid. It's also advisable to add the liquid to the boilies a few hours before you hit the bank, thus allowing a little time for the boilies to soak it up, although this isn't imperative.

For boosting your hook baits only, one useful ploy is to leave them permanently soaking within the solution and this will really ‘kick out’ the attraction. Bear in mind that pop-ups are likely to loose a little buoyancy if doing this for long periods. Alternatively you can just pour 10ml of the liquid solution into a jar of pop-ups and shake well. This will give them an extra boost without effecting buoyancy levels too much.