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Shellfish B5 Base Mix

An extremely high quality long-term food source that needs little introduction. It has been literally taking apart some of the most difficult waters for a number of years now. The high level of crustacean extracts give the bait a unique crunchy shell-like texture, that imitates much of their natural food ie, snails, mussels, caddis etc. The B5 also contains Betaine, Robin Red and low temperature fishmeals together with soluble fish and milk protein concentrates.

A brilliant ‘all season’ mix that has proved devastating on virtually every water it has been used on. Many anglers believe that this is the most successful ‘big fish’ bait ever developed.

Suggested Recipe/Instructions
Crack x3 large eggs into bowl
Then add the following to the eggs:
4ml Shellfish Plum flavour (or any other of your choice)
15ml Red Salmon oil
1 level tsp Fruit Factor 6
2 level tsp GLM
Stir well before slowly adding 16oz (approx 450g) B5 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 B5 Base Mix with FF6 & GLM already blended in at the correct levels, together with the required liquids packed (flavour & oil) inside the bucket. All you need to supply is the eggs!


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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.