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The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog

The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog

What's really in your base mix? asks Ken Townley.

What's really in your base mix? asks Ken Townley.

For years now carp anglers have questioned the recipes and ingredients of the better base mixes on the market. Are they justified in doing so? Well yes, they are. If you bought a car you would want to be told the full specifications of the product as well as knowing how it performs. So it is with carp baits, and I am talking specifically base mixes now.

Monks Match Lake

Monks Match Lake

One of the carp that I caught at Monks Lake in a recent match on Robin Red pellets.

Ken Townley, Bill Cottam - Nutrabaits and Robin Red

Ken Townley, Bill Cottam - Nutrabaits and Robin Red

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.

No ordinary fishing lake

No ordinary fishing lake

“No ordinary lake,” explains Adam Roots Everyone maybe has a place that`s dear to them, it could be from a nice childhood holiday with good times and memories with the family, but in my case it`s a lake...

Tiger Nuts a la Bain Marie

Tiger Nuts a la Bain Marie

Ever since Dynamite Baits brought out their preserved tigers in jars people have been looking for different ways of preparing long life tiger nuts at home. A fella on Carp Forum (Zack) put me onto his method, which involves using plastic bottles and this has always been reasonably effective for me.

Great baits containing genuine Robin Red

Great baits containing genuine Robin Red

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.

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