Catch Reports

Consistent carping.

Posted in Catch Reports on 28th October 2013

Essential Bait user Mike Smith has been catching a consistent amount of carp this autumn including... Read more

Jamie still Robbing 'em!

Posted in Catch Reports on 28th October 2013

Jamie Robb has once again been getting amongst those elusive Stoneacre carp. He has recently caught... Read more

Pete Springate smashes Somerset record with a 60-pounder!

Posted in Catch Reports on 08th July 2013

Well the above heading rocked the carp world for several hours recently when Mike Willmott posted... Read more

Nifty Fifty falls to the B5 yet again!!

Posted in Catch Reports on 08th July 2013

You really can't keep a good man down! Andy Waller has yet again been using the B5 to spectacular... Read more

Catch 22 common!

Posted in Catch Reports on 08th July 2013

Andrew Leah has recently sent us a report to say how well he's been doing since he started to use... Read more

14-fish B5 haul!

Posted in Catch Reports on 07th July 2013

Richard Kelly has recently had a fantastic result on his syndicate water with a 14-fish haul topped... Read more

Stoneacre stunners!

Posted in Catch Reports on 06th July 2013

Essential Baits die hard Jamie Robb has been making the long trips south worthwhile as usual and... Read more

Hip, hip, hooray for Hepper!!

Posted in Catch Reports on 06th June 2013

Proper old school anglers are very few and far between these days, but here's a genuine... Read more

Linch Hill Stunner!

Posted in Catch Reports on 05th June 2013

Long time carper and team Essential member Shaun Jarvis recently visited Linch Hill in Oxfordshire... Read more

Kingsmead B5 Blitz!

Posted in Catch Reports on 05th June 2013

Long term Essential Bait user David Acreman always seems to catch a consistent amount of big carp... 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.