The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog
I first used Robin Red way back in the day when I was a member of a syndicate in Devon called Ockenham Lakes. My mate from up country was using it and had got onto it soon after the word got out and he told me it was the bee’s knees. Naturally I was keen to try it and used in not only in Devon but also on my Cornish venues and at Waveney. My first twenty was tempted by the allure of the red stuff as was Carole’s and catches on Robin Red were much talked about and discussed.
What else can we say about Robin Red®? You all know how well it works. Adding it can improve just about any bait; however, adding it to (already) nutritious and attractive groundbaits can result in magic.
Since the previous blog entry was posted online I have received a number of requests asking if the same paste cannot be made without eggs. Well the simple answer is yes, but I usually ask the question back, why do you wish to avoid eggs? Not all the folk I ask can answer this!
In this blog entry I am going to show you how to make one of the best paste baits you will ever use!
Just about anything can be used as bait to catch carp. Natural baits such as maggots, worms, mealworms, water snails and mussels all have their day, but generally speaking we tend to divide carp baits into four (4) sections; particles, groundbait, pellets and boilies.
If, like me you fish more long sessions of a week or more than you do day or weekend sessions, then you may like to try this tip for preparing particles at the lakeside. Though some folks think that a particle such as maize, for instance, can be prepared simply by soaking it in lake water, this is simply not the case. Every particle should be soaked AND cooked in order to prepare it safely. However, on long sessions cooking large amounts of grains or pulses by the water’s edge can cause problems