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The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog

The Big Red Carp Fishing Blog

Preoccupation - part one

Preoccupation - part one

If you were around the carp scene way back in the early 70s you will recall the fledgling particle bait scene. Until a certain Mr Hutchinson came along particle baits were not really considered until they were popularised by Rod who wrote what was then the definitive series of articles on the new baits in ‘Angling’ magazine. I don’t know if it was serendipitous but by chance Rod then lived not a hop skip and a jump away from Haith's® old factory in Cleethorpes. I could be wrong but I wouldn’t mind betting that Rod was Haith’s® first carp fishing customer and once the big man had discovered the Aladdin’s Cave that is Haith's® he never looked back.

Latest bird food fishing bait tips

Latest bird food fishing bait tips

Continuing this short expose of some of the best-kept birdfood secrets in the carp, I would like to concentrate again on the blend we discussed last month (Red Factor™ + Ready-Mix™), along with another widely used but often woefully misused birdfood, Haith's® ™ Red Band® Pigeon Conditioner.

Robin Red - part 2

Robin Red - part 2

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!

Cracking the bird food baits code

Cracking the bird food baits code

Boiled baits based upon birdfoods are usually almost instantly successful with no need for extensive pre-baiting campaigns. Most of the birdfoods feeds used in modern carp baits are in fact blends of various crushed or ground seeds such as hempseed together with ground cereals, pulses, biscuit meal, bran and other goodies. As their name implies, birdfoods were never intended to be used as fish feeds but were originally formulated as feeds that would maintain the condition of show birds such as parakeets, canaries and budgies. However, as luck would have it carp too find them highly palatable, not least because of the high-energy factor.

Easisoak- for anglers who fish for carp

Easisoak- for anglers who fish for carp

The name on the bag declares, “For People Who Like Birds”. It should also read, “For Anglers Who Fish For Carp!”

The best advice you could ever get about using Tiger Nuts

The best advice you could ever get about using Tiger Nuts

Arguably the most popular particle, tiger nuts can bring instant success. However, we advise strongly against over baiting as this can have a detrimental effect on your fishing. Also, please be aware that if they are used to excess, tiger nuts can be dangerous to carp. As a rule of thumb, consider that a pound of prepared tiger nuts is plenty for a weekend day trip.

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