The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog
There are many contradictory opinions about particles in winter, with some pundits saying they are a big no-no and others telling you they are better by far than a boiled-baits approach! In fact both are effective and while boilies may rule the roost on one water, particles may be dominant on another. And of course, there will certainly be waters where BOTH boilies and particles work well in the colder months.
Tiger nuts are one of the most popular carp baits. They are sweet to the taste and they have that ‘crunch’ factor carp anglers seem to find so appealing these days, but nutritionally they appear to have little food value, and there seems little doubt that if over used they can cause health problems. So why do carp eat them and keep on eating them? Well, I wish I knew! All I do know is that tiger nuts will most certainly account for numerous carp this year and every one that follows.
I mentioned last time that in many cases finding a hot spot where carp regularly feed is not necessarily enough; sometimes you need to find the spot WITHIN the spot, if you get my meaning. So how do you go about finding these elusive areas some of which may well be only a meter or two across?
This is the first of three articles on what I consider to be the most important aspect in carp fishing. I guess you could call it an offshoot of location but it is more than that. Location is more about finding where the carp are; what I am talking about is finding where they FEED.
One of my great passions over the past sixteen or more years has been fishing for carp that live in flowing water. For me there is nothing quite like the challenge of getting to grips with...
There has been considerable interest in the new Robins since their release, and one of the main queries we have been receiving relates to how they interact with proprietary base mixes that currently have ROBIN RED® in them. Well if you read last month’s article you will note that we included a photo of the Nutrabaits base mix Enervite. This normally is blended with Robin Red, but in an experiment the company made up several kilos of Enervite, substituting the Robin Red for each of the three new Robins.