Catch Reports

Matty on fire!

Posted in Catch Reports on 22nd September 2014

We've had so many catch reports coming in over the past several weeks it's been difficult to keep up with them, but one Essential Bait user who has been on fire in recent months is Matty Gosling, who has been catching lots of good fish, including a number of thirties and a couple of forties up to 46lb!!

Matty swears on the Black Snail freezer boilies when it comes to catching the bigguns and few could argue against him when you consider how many big fish he's caught since switching to our Black Snail a few seasons ago. Matt is a very talented angler and this shows you how effective a combination of good angling coupled with a good food bait can be. Awesome hauling Matty - Black Snail all the way!!

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.