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


The use of Food Oils

Richard Kelly is certainly no stranger to big carp, but that's because he understands the importance of a well balanced nutritional food bait. It's paid dividends for him on numerous occasions, as proved again here with another UK forty.

We firmly believe that a well balanced nutritional food bait will completely out fish baits with little or no real food value, and the inclusion of a food oil will help to provide the essential fatty acids required for the carp’s dietary requirements. Further to this, the inclusion of a lipid source will also have a sparing effect on the proteins used within the bait, thus allowing the carp to assimilate the available proteins far more efficiently. In short, food oils will increase nutritional values and provide an extra source of attraction to the finished bait. In short, the fish love them, they increase nutritional values and to cap it all off, they make the bait easier to roll!

Top tip

If making your own baits, reduce the oil content by 50% during the colder months and add a nutritional emulsifier.