Catch Reports

Rick's on fire!!!

Posted in Catch Reports on 25th May 2014

Top carp angler and 'Team Essential' member Rick Golder is having a great season so far and on his last 3 trips to 2 different venues, Rick has managed to bank a forty, three 30's and three 20's. The biggest fish weighed in at 45lb 12oz (see left) and came from a Berkshire syndicate venue. What a stunning fish it was too.

As usual, all Rick's fish have fallen victim to Shellfish B5 frozen boilies. Keep up the good work Rick, although we have a feeling it won't be long before we receive another impressive catch report!

Bag 'n' Stick Mixes

Team Essential member Wayne Lindsey with one of two 40lb+ commons caught within a week by increasing attraction levels in his baited area.

Since the publication of numerous articles on PVA stick mix presentations, the use of dedicated mixes to facilitate for this style of fishing have become very popular indeed. The main principle behind this type of presentation is being able to place your hook bait smack bang in the middle of a concentrated parcel of food.

In many ways, it's the perfect way to achieve absolute pin point bait presentation around your baited rig, and there are times when it can be an absolutely deadly method. This type of presentation can often lead to an extra bite or two when perhaps single hook baits or stringers fail to achieve the desired results. The extra attraction of tiny particles breaking down around your hook bait will send out a cloud of food that will not only provide a bigger visual target for the fish to see, but will also send out effective food signals into the surrounding water.