Catch Reports

Creaming It!

Posted in Catch Reports on 11th August 2006

During November Colin Hunt from Bristol decided to turn his attention to a tricky Wilts venue that... Read more

Man On A Mission!

Posted in Catch Reports on 04th July 2006

Martin Finan from Glos was another Essential user that enjoyed tremendous success on a consistent... Read more

Builders Big Brace!

Posted in Catch Reports on 19th June 2006

58 year old Bristol builder Dave Fuidge has enjoyed a season that most anglers can only dream... Read more

A Cut Above!

Posted in Catch Reports on 09th April 2006

Adge Mercato is another West Country angler that has benefited from using the Shellfish B5. The... Read more

Maca's The Man!

Posted in Catch Reports on 15th March 2006

Well known Kent angler and long time Essential bait user Jon McAllister is no stranger to banking... Read more

Fluoro pop-ups

Whilst carp are not generally recognised as sight feeders, there are undoubtedly times when they are visually drawn to a food source and bright pop-ups are a classic example of this. It's not surprising therefore, that fluoro pop-ups have proved very effective, particularly if just using a single bait with no free offerings. The winter and spring months are a classic example of this and a single fluoro pop-up cast to a 'showing' fish has resulted in the downfall of many a carp.

But it would be a mistake to think fluoro pop-ups should be just restricted to single bait presentation. Quite often, a fluoro pop-up fished over a bed of bait can fool the wariest of carp and a little 10mm fluoro pop-up mounted above a standard bottom bait can act as a very good visual sight and lead to a bite or two when other methods fail to produce.