The new range of boilies from Bait Factory has been in trials for a couple of seasons as the team played with recipes, base mixes and flavour levels - the results are a mix of classics and totally new baits that look set to make a big impact this season.
Some of the ‘fusion’ of flavours may at first appear unpredictable, but then you have to remember that the vision behind the project is about delivering both innovation and solid carp angling science.
It’s not quite as crazy as Heston Blumenthal’s bacon and egg ice cream or snail porridge, but there are a few unexpected twists that have caught a lot of fish as the ‘signature’ flavour is highly attractive to fish, but it hasn’t been over-played on waters… making carp and other cyprinids nervous.
That’s why, as the seasons change, or waters become pressured, the Bait Factory portfolio offers a solution and a new idea for everyone.
The entire range of baits is ‘flavour coded’, meaning you can get matching pastes, pellets, glugs, particles, pop-ups, groundbait… this is a big extended family ensuring whatever the attack – heavy spod to pva stick – there’s an answer.
So let’s take a look at the range. The boilies come in six flavours:
Infuse Bio Bloodworm: A deep red colour, looks an ideal year-round bait.
Arctic Krill and Crab: Based on classic crab with a modern krill twist. A beauty!
Apex Fennel and Hemp: One to watch. Already scoring heavily – totally unique.
Reef Coconut Cream: Coconut is THE vogue flavour – the Bait Factory ‘cream’ blend has done well in all trials.
Aztec Chilli-Chocolate Orange: A unique flavour to Bait Factory – highly distinctive. Orange is a highly emerging citrus flavour.
Storm Tropical Fruit: A blend of fruits that delivers a tutti-frutti twist.
It’s difficult to choose an instant ‘go to’ bait out of the range, but with a trip to France planned I want a choice of two boilies. And for that I’ve elected Arctic, as I’ve always been a massive fan of shellfish baits and this is a really nice set of flavours on a quality fishmeal base mix. It’s hard enough to use with a throwing stick, but it's not impenetrable. (I believe carp like softer mixes). In addition to the Krill and Crab, I’m going with Apex on the grounds that no-one else will be using it, and early trials have been excellent. I want to pioneer before others get onto it. Fennel and Hemp is a trigger flavour seasoned carpers have kept quiet about and it caught a brace of doubles first time out this season for Bait Factory tester Dan Sales during a session on the Grand Union Canal.
All the boilies come in a wide range of sizes and pot/bag choices.
Boilies in 8 and 10mm come in 75g pots, 14 and 18mm sizes are available in 400g tubs, or 750g resealable pouches. One thing you will notice about the entire range is the ‘finish’ – there isn’t a bait range to match the packaging design.
Prices range from £4.99 to £9.99 – well worth checking out!
The Bait Factory range of boilies – available in various sizes and tubs/packets. Resealable packs make them long-lasting.
The boilies come in 10mm and I reckon they’ll be great for general pleasure/match situations, but also when you want something crafty for wary carp, or species such as barbel, tench and bream.