Catch Reports

Aqua Andy banks the 'Woodcarving'

Posted in Catch Reports on 08th November 2011

Aqua Products manager Andy Cadwallader has been doing a limited amount of time on the famous... Read more

Colin Hunt's 'em down!

Posted in Catch Reports on 07th November 2011

We've recently received a couple of belated catch reports from long term Essential Bait user Colin... Read more


Posted in Catch Reports on 11th October 2011

This just has to be one of the best catch reports of the year and we've held it back for over a... Read more

Man on fire!

Posted in Catch Reports on 08th September 2011

We've been receiving some very impressive catch reports from Lee Carpenter recently who has... Read more

Two sessions, two baits, one lake record and two PB's!!

Posted in Catch Reports on 21st August 2011

What a story we have here! After recently joining a new syndicate lake Mike Ryan wanted to use... Read more

Lee banks new pb common!

Posted in Catch Reports on 14th August 2011

Essential boilie production manager Lee Willmott is the person responsible for single handedly... Read more

River whacker for Lee

Posted in Catch Reports on 14th August 2011

This report slipped through the net and should have gone up last month, but big UK river fish are a... Read more

Andy banks another stunner!

Posted in Catch Reports on 14th August 2011

This magnificent looking 36lb 4oz linear fell to the rods of consistent angler Andy Windmill... Read more

Darren's delight

Posted in Catch Reports on 13th August 2011

Long time Essential Bait user Darren Greaves from Glos has had a break from carp fshing in recent... Read more

Incredible success!

Posted in Catch Reports on 01st July 2011

We've had loads of big common reports lately but Matt Davies has recently taken the carp world... Read more

Balanced Dumbells

There are definitely times when standard round hook baits can lose their effectiveness and a switch to a different shape can often produce the goods. These pellet shaped hook baits offer a viable alternative to standard round hook baits and when mounted on a slightly longer hair and fished over a bed of pellets, they can often make the difference between success and failure!

Their shape not only makes them very difficult for the fish to eject, but coupled with their added buoyancy due to the inclusion of cork dust, they are also superb for fishing over the top of silt or weed. They are also very durable and will last for many hours without being nibbled away by nuisance fish, Crayfish or diving birds. Definitely worth considering when the going gets tough!

Top tip

Try mounting the dumbell on the hair long-ways. This will enter the carp's mouth easier, but will spin around on ejection thus making it more difficult for the carp to eject the hook.