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"...

Corker Pop-Ups

Cork dust pop-ups have a number of advantages over other pop-ups.

1) Made with identical ingredients/attractors to free offerings and send out the same food signals.

2) More durable and less prone to ‘theft’ from nuisance fish, crayfish and birdlife!

3) They can be pierced with a baiting needle without losing buoyancy.

4) Brilliant for ‘snowman’ presentations where you can trim down the corker pop up with scissor blades to achieve the perfect level of buoyancy required.

5) Ease of use.


Top tip for long term buoyancy

When fishing pop-up rigs in deep water for long periods of time or on waters where bird life can be a problem, drill out a cavity in the corker pop up with an 8mm drill bit then plug it with Gardner Tackle’s cylindrical high density rig foam (yellow). Then pierce the corker pop up on to your hook/rig, making sure the baiting needle goes up through the yellow foam first, then secure with boilie stop. I guarantee you that you can leave your pop up out there for 3-days if needed with no loss of buoyancy! Further to this, in the unlikely event that a diving coot or tufty unknowingly pinches your pop up, you are still fishing a nice visual yellow ‘fake’ bait.