Catch Reports

Brace of thirties for Jerry

Posted in Catch Reports on 26th May 2014

Jerry Mills from Bridgwater had never been fortunate enough to catch a thirty pound carp until recently, but when he did, he caught two on the trot!! Jerry, decided to fish an overnighter on a local syndicate water where he introduced a kilo of Shellfish B5 frozen boilies to a marginal spot no more than 3-yards from the bank.

Within an hour of fishing Jerry's rod ripped off and after a hectic battle, he banked a lovely 30lb 12oz common. Absolutely elated with his capture Jerry then put the rod back out, but little did he know only a matter of hours would pass before he was doing battle with another big fish! This one turned out to be a 31lb mirror!

Two personal bests in the matter of hours. Top B5 Bombing Jerry and huge congratulations - 'Fat Boys' rule okay....

The benefits of Pellets

Team Essential member Lee Carpenter with one of his many big fish. Underwater attraction and stimulation plays a big role in Lee's success and pellets are one of the best ways to achieve this.
The use of pellets as a carp fishing bait has been well documented over the years, but their success isn’t surprising when you begin to consider just how many young carp have been fed on them during their early years. Most carp will instantly recognise pellets as a viable food source, and the fact that they break down quicker than boilies means that they release their food signals more efficiently. This will usually encourage smaller fish into the area first, but will often trigger a feeding response from the carp shortly afterwards.

Pellets are also an extremely versatile bait, that can be introduced in a variety of different ways. One of the best methods is to use them inside mini PVA bags with a few crushed boilies. The full package is no bigger than a tea bag, but leaves a nice little pile of food perfectly presented and difficult for the carp to ignore!

Larger beds of pellets can also be very effective, particularly on heavier stocked venues when trying to create competition for food. On lower stocked venues however, a few pouch loads of pellets sparsely scattered around your baited rig will undoubtedly increase attraction and keep the carp searching for food. This method will always keep a food trace in the area and increase the chances of pulling fish into the baited zone.