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Black Snail Base Mix

The Black Snail is the latest blockbuster bait from the Essential stable and as you would expect, it screams high quality and if you're looking for something completely different - this is the one! It is an extremely high quality long-term food source that needs little introduction and has already been catching a huge number of carp, including plenty of 'rare ones' that don't visit the bank very often!

This doesn't surprise us because the Black Snail has been developed to replicate their natural food availability and contains ingredients that have never been used before in the bait industry. We've cut no corners with this one that's for sure, and the inclusion of aquatic snail powder, crushed shell, Betaine, fishmeals and soluble fish proteins make this one a winner. Its jet black colour also makes it very different to other baits being used as well as giving it that 'natural' feel - a brilliant ‘all season’ mix with a very big difference!

Suggested Recipe/Instructions
Crack x3 large eggs into bowl
Then add the following to the eggs:
4ml Caviar flavour (or any other of your choice)
15ml Red Salmon oil
(Aquatic snail powder & GLM are already blended within the base mix)
Stir well before slowly adding 16oz (approx 450g) Black Snail Base Mix until the correct consistency is achieved (nice fim paste).
Roll as required and boil.
As a general guideline 16mm boilies for 2-mins, smaller boilies for less time and bigger boilies for longer.
Leave to cool/harden for several hours before placing into freezer.

To further boost attraction for short session/high attraction fishing, just pour approx 20ml of your chosen Boilie Glug or Liquid Food over 1 kilo of boilies and shake well before freezing. As the bait defrosts it will 'suck in' the liquid attraction and further boost food signals. Not required for a long term baiting campaign or longer sessions.

Note: Customers may also wish to look at our 'Handy Packs', which include the Black Snail Base Mix with all the required liquids (flavour & oil) packed inside the bucket. All you need to supply is the eggs!



1kg 5kg 10kg
£8.75 £40.86 £75.00


Nutritional Base Mixes

Rob Fielding knows the importance of using a high quality food bait and as soon as he switched over to using Essential Baits, it completely transformed his fishing.

It almost goes without saying just how important I believe a good quality nutritional base mix is when it comes to catching carp on a consistent basis. You’ve only got to look at the success of the B5, year after year, to understand that a good quality food source will completely out-fish baits with lower nutritional values.

One of the most important things to remember is that carp have the ability to search out and recognise food signals prior to consumption. In other words, a good quality food source will spell the word FOOD as it releases ‘attractor signals’ into the surrounding water.

Baits constructed with little or no food value are unable to do this, and once any added attractors have been dispersed into the surrounding water, there will be no more food signals coming from the bait. In short, a good quality food bait will continue to send messages of food long after other baits have stopped working, and will continue to prove more successful, both short term and long term.