The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog
We’ve used ALL that we know about ROBIN RED to create three NEW ingredients, and they’re all based on what we fondly call “ROBIN RED TECHNOLOGY” but what does that mean?
I doubt if there is anyone reading this who has not heard of the famous Robin Red, arguably the finest carp attractor of all time. Discovered back in the late 60s, the red stuff continues to be effective to this day, as this recent account of a trip to France will show.
From its base in the UK, bird food manufacturer, John E Haith Ltd has been producing Robin Red® since the early 1950s. More than half a century on and Robin Red is universally recognised as one of the most successful carp baits ever.
Since it was ‘discovered’ by a certain carp angler in Kent way back in the late 60s Robin Red® has probably been the most widely used, most talked about, and most copied carp bait ingredient in the history of carp fishing. This astonishing little product is now used throughout the carp world in base mixes both commercial and home-rolled, and it shows no sign of letting go of its strangle hold on the carp bait industry.
Though the famous “red stuff” is more commonly (and rightly) known as an ingredient that is added to boiled bait recipes, in fact Robin Red® has far more applications that that!
I am not 100% sure, but I think that the amazing properties of our unique carp attractor, Robin Red®, was first discovered and then used to astonishing effect by the late Ian Booker, one of the most successful carp anglers of all time. For many years Ian’s captures of big carp from lakes in the Home Counties held the carp world spellbound, and I doubt if anyone has so dominated the big carp scene since.