Catch Reports

More big carp for Richard

Posted in Catch Reports on 31st May 2014

One man you can't keep out of the limelight when it comes to catching big carp on a regular basis is Richard Kelly. Rich has been at it again recently and once again, he has been using our awesome Shellfish B5 boilies to very good effect by landing a couple of cracking fish. The first being a fantastic common weighing 35lbs and the second being a stunning 44lb 8oz mirror!

Meanwhile, his fishing partner Andy Waller has been catching a few good fish on the same bait from the same venue, including a couple of mid thirties. Report to follow in due course. They certainly seem to love the B5 on there, but show us a carp that doesn't!!

Wafters as hookbaits

Ian May with one of many 40lb+ commons he's landed on Essential Baits by making sure his hookbait placement is spot on.

The name 'Wafters' can be a little misleading because we don't want these baits too critically balanced. In our experience a hookbait that's too 'buoyant' can 'waft' all over the place as a carp approaches the bait and render it very ineffective and easy to eject. What we have done with these special hookbaits is to make them slightly more buoyant than a standard bottom bait straight out of the bag. This in turn will negate the weight of the hook and the hooklink and by the time the rig is presented, it will behave the same as the free offerings surrounding it. This is exactly what you need to achieve if you think about it because the carp will be feeding on the freebies and you want your hookbait to behave in exactly the same way.


Our Wafters are 'tougher' than boilies straight out of the bag and are a popular choice for anglers that prefer their hookbaits a little harder than their freebies.