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

Corker Pop-Ups

Cork dust pop-ups have a number of advantages over other pop-ups.

1) Made with identical ingredients/attractors to free offerings and send out the same food signals.

2) More durable and less prone to ‘theft’ from nuisance fish, crayfish and birdlife!

3) They can be pierced with a baiting needle without losing buoyancy.

4) Brilliant for ‘snowman’ presentations where you can trim down the corker pop up with scissor blades to achieve the perfect level of buoyancy required.

5) Ease of use.


Top tip for long term buoyancy

When fishing pop-up rigs in deep water for long periods of time or on waters where bird life can be a problem, drill out a cavity in the corker pop up with an 8mm drill bit then plug it with Gardner Tackle’s cylindrical high density rig foam (yellow). Then pierce the corker pop up on to your hook/rig, making sure the baiting needle goes up through the yellow foam first, then secure with boilie stop. I guarantee you that you can leave your pop up out there for 3-days if needed with no loss of buoyancy! Further to this, in the unlikely event that a diving coot or tufty unknowingly pinches your pop up, you are still fishing a nice visual yellow ‘fake’ bait.