Catch Reports

Frogmore Leather for Barry

Posted in Catch Reports on 14th April 2011

The famous Frogmore leather has recently tripped up on the B5 (again!) and this time to the rods of... Read more

Quick work for Kenny

Posted in Catch Reports on 13th April 2011

We recently had a lovely email from Kenny Emson who has been using the B5 to very good effect over... Read more

Black Snail strikes on White Swan!

Posted in Catch Reports on 03rd April 2011

Long time carp angler Jim Hepper seems to have been on the carp scene since man was... Read more

February Fifty first time on the bait!

Posted in Catch Reports on 02nd March 2011

One of the first fifties of 2011 has just fallen victim to the rods of Norfolk based angler Ian... Read more

Car Park Lake success

Posted in Catch Reports on 28th January 2011

Catching a carp from the notoriously difficult Yateley Car Park Lake can be difficult enough when... Read more

Cracking winter common for Lee

Posted in Catch Reports on 16th November 2010

Essential Bait rolling manager Lee Willmott has had a season he won’t forget in a hurry with... Read more

Long distance hauler

Posted in Catch Reports on 16th November 2010

Successful big carp angler Eddie Johnson from North Wales has been continuing his 550-mile round... Read more

Just incredible!

Posted in Catch Reports on 13th October 2010

Essential Bait’s consultant Shaun Jarvis won’t forget his last two fishing trips in a... Read more

Mahooooosive Mirror!!

Posted in Catch Reports on 13th October 2010

We recently had a call from Tim Smith saying he was going to Luke Moffatt’s lake... Read more

B5 gets Black eye!

Posted in Catch Reports on 13th October 2010

We’ve recently had a lovely letter from Mark Foster commenting on the quality and... Read more


Backlead use

Back leads can be very advantageous in certain circumstances, particularly on venues that receive lots of pressure from anglers and you need to pin your line down to the lake bed. On such venues, any fish that bump into your lines, can often mean the kiss of death. To avoid this, it's best to pin your lines down. Yes, this can be acheived by using slack lines, but the big disadvantage there is that you will also lose vital bite indication. By dropping on a back lead, you can pin your lines down, yet still keep them semi-tight to register bites. They also minimise the chances of you catching your other lines whilst playing fish back to the bank.

The problem with most back leads however is that in the event of hooking a fish, they don't slide down the line very well, but we can assure you there's no chance of that happening with these!