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What is the best bait for Carp?


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#21 Andrew Burgess

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 03:58 PM

Mine was the boilies until yesterday it was the 21mm Pellets on the hair rig!
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Posted 01 July 2006 - 07:00 PM

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hi james it ross from skl i would say that one of the best baits for carp is probably floating bread and that my be your chepest bait try warburtons toastie

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 06:01 PM

Hi Ross its James from skl thanks for the reply and welcome to anglers net.Thanks to the rest of you that replied. Hope you all have a good season. :)

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 08:52 AM

According to my mate. the bast bait for Carp is....wait for it...




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Posted 05 July 2006 - 03:05 PM

Thanks for that Zaphod hope you have a good season. :lol:


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Posted 06 July 2006 - 11:57 PM

re: chum mixers. Smaller.. dunno, but they are certainly rounder? I remember them being much flatter ... better for hooking. So yes, maybe they appear smaller but the volume is the same.

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 11:33 AM

the best bait is the one used by the bloke dragging them out in the next swim.



I second that. I just came back from my first Carp fishing trip at Norfolk Woodlakes.
I started on red maggots hoping for some Tench, Perch whatever but the lake was full of Rudd and the bait was gone within seconds. The next swim was having the same problem with luncheon meat.

So I decided to join my inlaws fishing for Carp. They started me on Source Boiles and I had reasonable success throughoput the week - 4 nice Bream and a couple of 10lb Carp. On the last day the person fishing the end swim came by and said he'd had no luck with any bait inc Source and on someone else's recommendation had switched to Pinapple and Banana boilies and at which point started getting 15+lb Carp. So I bought a small pack from the corner shop and the moment they hit the water I was getting bites like crazy. I got a lovey Bream within 20 minutes and a 12.5lb perfect condition Carp within 40.

Theres no magic bullet. All kinds of things can effect how a session will go. Learn to use your own judement.
Part of the fun for me was the chosing when to fish, where to cast to and what kind of bait to use.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 05:57 PM

Thanks for that barbless and rarepleasures.Hope you have a good season. :)

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:50 PM

re: chum mixers. Smaller.. dunno, but they are certainly rounder? I remember them being much flatter ... better for hooking. So yes, maybe they appear smaller but the volume is the same.



Brought a small box today whilst out.Yes the Pedigree Chum Mixers are definately smaller!
And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 09:15 PM

Brought a small box today whilst out.Yes the Pedigree Chum Mixers are definately smaller!


I seem to rememeber reading this somewhere (possibly in one of Jim Gibbinson's books?), and that Tesco's version is the same size and recipe as the original Chum mixers.
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