Catch Reports

Best bait ever...

Posted in Catch Reports on 19th June 2011

Paul Radford started using the B5 last season and has recently declared "it's the best bait... Read more

B5 blitz in Norfolk!

Posted in Catch Reports on 19th June 2011

We've had another impressive report from a group of lads in Norfolk that have been catching very... Read more

Another lake record!!

Posted in Catch Reports on 09th June 2011

Marcus Howarth wanted to find out what all the hype was about and decided to put the new... Read more

PB common for Shaun

Posted in Catch Reports on 09th June 2011

Team Essential member Shaun Jarvis is no stranger to the big fish scene and also knows a thing or... Read more

Kingsmead success...

Posted in Catch Reports on 16th May 2011

Paul Court's latest long distance journey from Somerset to Berkshire's Kingsmead 1... Read more

Blondes have more fun!

Posted in Catch Reports on 15th May 2011

This month's 'Top Catch' competition winner and Carp-Talk cover star is the lovely Lianne Bullard... Read more

B5 or Black Snail? They're both running riot!!

Posted in Catch Reports on 14th May 2011

We're having so many reports of of outstanding captures on the B5 and the Black Snail... Read more

Stunning Linear!

Posted in Catch Reports on 12th May 2011

Long time Essential Bait user Jamie Robb has been making some long trips down from 'up north' to... Read more

Cracking common!

Posted in Catch Reports on 12th May 2011

Lee Carpenter is another angler who has been using the Black Snail to very good effect... Read more

Hat-trick of thirties!

Posted in Catch Reports on 14th April 2011

Having only been able to get the rods out twice in 5 months I'm trying to make the most of April... Read more


Advantages of Liquid Foods

Long time carper Dave Gawthorn proudly displays a stunning 40lb+ mirror. Dave often uses Essential's Liquid Foods to his advantage. 

Liquid food additives are undoubtedly an important part of the carp angers bait armoury. Their main function is to boost food signals in and around your baited rig or your baited area. Stick Mixes or groundbaits can simply be mixed together with water, but by adding a liquid food as well, you will be increasing the food signals coming from the bait, which in turn is far more likely to lead to a quicker rate of investigation and more frenzied fish activity.

Coating pellets with a Liquid Food will disperse quicker/better messages of food than pellets used on their own, and a single Pop-Up launched in the middle of nowhere will undoubtedly benefit from boosting the attraction properties with a Liquid Food. They can be particularly beneficial for short session use when you need to maximise attraction in the minimum amount of time. They are also beneficial for coldwater use when we need to send extra messages of food through the water column in an attempt to arouse those otherwise lethargic carp. Ignore them at your peril!