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Short day trip on Haith’s Baits’ Chilli and Garlic SuperSoft pellets

Monday, 6th October 2014

I joined a small club a year or so back, if I’m honest it was with the perch in mind rather than carp... I thought I would give the top lake on the farm complex a go. The pool has a nice head of double figure carp and some whopping big perch too!
I thought I would give the top lake on the farm complex a go. The pool has a nice head of double figure carp and some whopping big perch too!

I was only to do a short day session on the venue so I thought to take a variety of hookbaits and both [garlic and chilli] of the pellets that I have been using. Plus from previous looksee`s on the lake the carp seemed to like a floater or two...and a lot of the regulars on the club totally ignore the top pool in favour of the lower.

As it really is an irrigation pond the fishing for the carp here is my favourite method which is marginal trapping...all three rods as said were lowered into position with the same unglugged homemade hook baits, the only difference being one of the rods only had 14mm freebies around the hookbait, the other two rods had Chilli and Garlic pellets respectively, only a small handful [as I was getting low on the pellet from previous trips] were placed on the two pellet spots...

The water on this pool is a grim, murky, turbid and very brown looking example of H20...I kept a weather eye on the two spots baited with the pellet, on one nearest to me a few small pinpricks of bubbles were popping up and dissolving on the filmy surface of the pool, bream or carp I thought? ....deffo carp as my through action 2.5tc rod bent around at an alarming curve...a nice low double light coloured common with hint of ghostie being the culprit... After redoing the rod and setting the trap I noticed the other rod had a load of `bream` bubbles around it now...sure enough as the aforementioned thought went from my head this rod tore off and another hard fighting fish was held for a photo ...this one a long powerful mirror...
 
Mirror Carp

I thought to do a bit of surface fishing at this point...there is a BIG ghostlier mirror in the pool after missing it twice I went back to the static fishing...

In fact, I ended up with over 10 carp on a short day session, which was good fun, from a little place most people would ignore...
 
Common Carp

Pellet overview...I found it best with both the two versions of pellet to slightly dampen them before using a spume, catapult and hand baiting in the margins, they sunk faster catapulted further and didn't seem to attract the attention of the hordes of small silvers so much this way, obviously if one used pave this would not be feasible, to be honest only a few floated then sunk in around 30 secs to a minute...

I thought both of the versions were very good and I became more confident of the pellets stopping and holding power the more I used it...

Which flavour was best?.....I thought the Chilli version was...but I also caught very well on the Garlic too! I guess each venue/situation is different....either way if I was looking to use a quality pellet with Robin Red in the pellets make up I`d be very confident with these samples...they definitely helped my catch rate ...

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