Catch Reports

Absolute perfection!

Posted in Catch Reports on 31st May 2014

Well I certainly can't complain about the past 12-months! On my no-publicity venue in Glos, I managed to bank a total of 47 carp to 48lb 12oz, of which 17 were over 30lbs. B5 doing the damage as always. Obviously I can't put the pictures up here, but one fish I can report is a fish known as 'The No9 Bus' at a weight of 42lb 10oz, that I recently caught from Stoneacres (Linch Hill Complex).

I've only recently joined the famous syndicate and 'The Bus' graced my net on just my second trip to the venue. The great fish fell to a mixture of Black & Red B5 boilies in mixed sizes and at a range of about 160-yards. I was absolutely blown away by the capture and I can only describe it as one of the most awesome carp I have ever seen! Absolutely breathtaking!

The rods are going away soon to concentrate on writing Carp Life 2, but after the season I've had, and topping it off with such a fantastic creature, the timing just couldn't have been any better.

Mike Willmott

Boilie Paste

Mark Stubbles with yet another fine cold water carp. Mark is an extremely succesful and consistent angler and instinctively knows the rewards little edges can bring.

Many anglers tend to overlook the advantages that paste’s can give. Throughout the colder months I nearly always wrap a thin layer of paste around my hook bait. This not only gives the bait a better ‘leak off’ in terms of attraction as the paste slowly dissipates, but also gives the hook bait a completely different texture.

Paste is also an essential requirement if you prefer to make your own cork ball pop-ups or balanced baits. A 10mm cork ball with approx 3mm of paste wrapped around it will give you a nice balanced 16mm hook bait. To make pop-ups however, you will need to wrap a thinner layer of paste around the cork. I find that a 12mm cork ball with approx 1.5mm of paste wrapped around the outside creates pop-ups buoyant enough for most presentations.

Top Tip

We make the paste soft enough for most applications, but if you find the paste starting to dry out a little, just dampen it down with a ‘Bait Glug’ or a ‘Liquid Food’ and re-mould together. (Rinse hands in warm water first)

If you need to leave the paste standing for any length of time, make sure you wrap it up in cling film otherwise it can quickly dry up. It will be fine to wrap up in cling film and leave in the fridge for 24 hours if needed.