Stockists

Whilst the vast majority of orders come through our website or telephone order hotline, we still supply a small number of highly respected tackle shops and support them wherever possible - please see list below.  

Devon
Exeter Angling 01392 436404

Hants
Ringwood Tackle  01425 475155

Herts
Johnson Ross Tackle (Hoddesdon) 01992 462044

Kent
The Tackle Box 01322 292400

Shropshire
Blakemere Leisure (Whitchurch) 07973 254626

Somerset
Somerset Angling (Bridgwater) 01278 431777

Surrey
Backhurst Bait Supplies (Guildford) 01483 811360

Wilts
The Tackle Company (Melksham) 01225 793463

Yorks
Wickersley Angling (Rotherham) 01709 540998

 

European Customers

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Due to the huge logistical problems now imposed upon us by the EU, Essential Baits are not currently in a position to send goods outside the UK. 

It is therefore with regret that we have to announce that for the foreseable future, we are unable to send goods to any EU countries

We will of course monitor the situation closely and keep you updated if the situation changes.

 

 

 

This page will be updated periodically to bring you the latest European export news.

The benefits of Pellets

Team Essential member Lee Carpenter with one of his many big fish. Underwater attraction and stimulation plays a big role in Lee's success and pellets are one of the best ways to achieve this.
 
The use of pellets as a carp fishing bait has been well documented over the years, but their success isn’t surprising when you begin to consider just how many young carp have been fed on them during their early years. Most carp will instantly recognise pellets as a viable food source, and the fact that they break down quicker than boilies means that they release their food signals more efficiently. This will usually encourage smaller fish into the area first, but will often trigger a feeding response from the carp shortly afterwards.

Pellets are also an extremely versatile bait, that can be introduced in a variety of different ways. One of the best methods is to use them inside mini PVA bags with a few crushed boilies. The full package is no bigger than a tea bag, but leaves a nice little pile of food perfectly presented and difficult for the carp to ignore!

Larger beds of pellets can also be very effective, particularly on heavier stocked venues when trying to create competition for food. On lower stocked venues however, a few pouch loads of pellets sparsely scattered around your baited rig will undoubtedly increase attraction and keep the carp searching for food. This method will always keep a food trace in the area and increase the chances of pulling fish into the baited zone.