Catch Reports

Overnight Success for Lee!

Posted in Catch Reports on 15th November 2007

Essential Baits production manager Lee Willmott still manages to find the odd night to go fishing,... Read more

Cold-Water Common!

Posted in Catch Reports on 11th November 2007

Long time Essential Bait user Dave Fuidge from Glos has recently started fishing a local gravel pit... Read more

First Time on Bait Produces a Forty!

Posted in Catch Reports on 19th October 2007

It’s always nice to receive catch reports from customers but they don’t get much better... Read more

Its a Family Affair!

Posted in Catch Reports on 17th October 2007

Essential Bait boss Mike Willmott has recently returned from a 5-night session on a Belgium river... Read more

Massive Linear!

Posted in Catch Reports on 14th October 2007

Well known big fish angler and Essential Bait consultant Rick Golder has struck gold yet again.... Read more

Second Forty from Venue

Posted in Catch Reports on 11th October 2007

Bristol carper Terry Hancock has recently banked this superb 40lb 12oz mirror from a difficult West... Read more

Hectic 12-hour Feeding Frenzy!

Posted in Catch Reports on 02nd October 2007

Martin Finan from Glos has been using the B5 for a number of years with some outstanding results,... Read more

Out With a Bang!

Posted in Catch Reports on 22nd September 2007

Following on from Jon McAllister’s record UK brace and for possibly the last time using... Read more

Yet Another First Forty for the B5!

Posted in Catch Reports on 17th September 2007

The power of the B5 for nailing the bigger fish never ceases to amaze us and it’s produced... Read more

Biggest Brace in UK History!

Posted in Catch Reports on 09th September 2007

If there’s one thing in life you can rely on, it’s the fact that mega big carp catcher... Read more

The benefits of Pellets

Team Essential member Lee Carpenter with one of his many big fish. Underwater attraction and stimulation plays a big role in Lee's success and pellets are one of the best ways to achieve this.
The use of pellets as a carp fishing bait has been well documented over the years, but their success isn’t surprising when you begin to consider just how many young carp have been fed on them during their early years. Most carp will instantly recognise pellets as a viable food source, and the fact that they break down quicker than boilies means that they release their food signals more efficiently. This will usually encourage smaller fish into the area first, but will often trigger a feeding response from the carp shortly afterwards.

Pellets are also an extremely versatile bait, that can be introduced in a variety of different ways. One of the best methods is to use them inside mini PVA bags with a few crushed boilies. The full package is no bigger than a tea bag, but leaves a nice little pile of food perfectly presented and difficult for the carp to ignore!

Larger beds of pellets can also be very effective, particularly on heavier stocked venues when trying to create competition for food. On lower stocked venues however, a few pouch loads of pellets sparsely scattered around your baited rig will undoubtedly increase attraction and keep the carp searching for food. This method will always keep a food trace in the area and increase the chances of pulling fish into the baited zone.