Catch Reports

Fantastic season

Posted in Catch Reports on 18th September 2014

Another angler that has had an absolutely fantastic season on Essential Baits is Lee Carpenter. Lee decided to use the B5 to target a number of big fish, particularly a big mirror of 40lb+ he had targetted. Working hard at his fishing by doing overnighters between work, Lee soon managed to tally up an impressive amount of big fish, including some absolute stunners!

First up was a pristine looking linear that weighed 33lb 10oz and this was followed by a 31lb 10oz common. Keeping the bait going in, Lee's next fish resulted in a 30lb 4oz mirror and then a stonking great common of 38lb 10oz. After catching the big common, Lee left for work but not before introduced a further 4-kilo of B5 ready for the following day. He arrived for another 'overnighter' the following afternoon, but was awoken during the small hours by what he described as an 'epic battle', before slipping the net under a stunning 42lb 2oz mirror - his target fish!

Well done Lee, effort definitely equalled reward for you mate and massive congratulations from all the essential team. Top Bombing indeed!

Lee's parting comment to us was...."The B5 just never fails"...



Fluoro pop-ups

Whilst carp are not generally recognised as sight feeders, there are undoubtedly times when they are visually drawn to a food source and bright pop-ups are a classic example of this. It's not surprising therefore, that fluoro pop-ups have proved very effective, particularly if just using a single bait with no free offerings. The winter and spring months are a classic example of this and a single fluoro pop-up cast to a 'showing' fish has resulted in the downfall of many a carp.

But it would be a mistake to think fluoro pop-ups should be just restricted to single bait presentation. Quite often, a fluoro pop-up fished over a bed of bait can fool the wariest of carp and a little 10mm fluoro pop-up mounted above a standard bottom bait can act as a very good visual sight and lead to a bite or two when other methods fail to produce.