Aug 14

THE YEAR SO FAR

Apologies for not updating the blog!!

A great year again for anglers who use my baits both in the UK and on the continent. Fenspice is as consistant as ever producing lots of big and hard to catch carp.

As I sais earlier I am now supplying the awesome Lac Serreire fishery down hear Limoges in France with their own version of Fenspice. The catch rates since the bait started to be introduces in March have been excellent on both Lac Serreire and Badgers Holt. Badgers is certainly a very tricky water, get your approach wrong and you will struggle to catch. The carp in Badgers certainly love Lac Serreire Fenspice so if you have a trip booked then I would certainly be using it on there. Remember if you require small baits, barrels etc for your trip then contact Simon Mansbridge and he will sort it out for you.

I will do a full report on the seasons captures at the Lac Serreire fishery at the end of the year. For weekly reports check out the Facebook page or the Facebook feeds on the Lac Serreire website and my website.

 

I am once again supplying Angel Lakes which are again located down near Limoges. Owner Paul Ward has taken his first delivery down to the lakes last week so it is available to anglers who fish the lakes. Paul has chosen to supply Fenspice, a good choice!! Once again I will do a report at the end of the year.

 

I thought I would mention hookbaits, especially their use in France where Poisson Chats and Crayfish can be a problem. Apart from Fenspice white pop ups I only supply hookbaits that match my boilies. All of my baits are HNV baits I do not use or supply fluro type baits at all. My hard hookbaits are a combination of the base mix that the boilies are made of with the addition of egg albumin to harden them plus elevated levels of certain attractors. For example in DP1 there would be higher levels of Brococell and liver powder. In Fenspice higher levels of GLM, liver powder and pre digested fishmeal. Once dried the hookbaits are then treated with a liquid to futher increase attraction. Most fluro type hookbaits are a pop up mix that relies on a flavour to do the attracting. My baits attract through the make up of the base mix which gives off underwater food signals. Search chemoreception. My baits are designed to catch carp forever, not for the next 3 months!! Another important fact about hookbaits. I have noticed anglers having big problems with Poisson Chats and Crayfish. The problems are so bad that by the monday of a 7 day trip they have given up and are planning on going home. The key here is to plan your trip. The best thing to do is take advice from your bait maker and the problem is easily solved. Looking at a guy the other week he had various baits with him, probably 4 different types of boilie plus loads of different pop ups. This approach just creates confusion, I advise one boilie and hard hookbaits and pop ups to match. The angler concerned had no hard hookbaits and no big hookbaits. To combat chats and crayfish you need 20mm hard hookbaits that are wrapped in shrink wrap, these can then be fished snowman style or a double or treble 20mm hookbait on a long hair. This easily combats the problem. Instead of watching the latest ‘sales type’ DVD from well known tackle firms talk to your bait maker or the lake owner. Go prepared and you wont have your week spoiled. Also remember a French trip is a 7 day session. Give up on monday because you are blanking will result in failiure. If the carp find a chink in your armour they will exploit it fully.

 

If you are a long term user of my baits then you may remember Multimeat from around 10 years ago. I will be adding it to my range again next year. More details to follow later in the year.

 

Good luck for the rest of the year. Autumn is approaching again, one of the best times of the year. It seems to come around even quicker as the years pass!!

 

 

 

 

Aug 14

Update

A few updates for you. This year I am supplying bait to the fantastic Lac Serreire and Badgers Holt fishery at Coussac Bonneval near Limoges in France. Lac Serreire is home to many very big carp inclusing the Belgian and the Grey Lady recently caught by top Norfolk angler Keith Williams at 81lb plus. Badgers Holt is an incredible fishery, 2.7 acres and full of very big hard to catch carp topped by Jo Jo at around 80lb.

The bait that I will be supplying is a customised version of my Fenspice to be known as Lac Serreire Fenspice. It is only available at the fishery so dont ask for it!! Also supplied are white pop ups in 12 and 15mm, cork granule pop ups, hard hookbaits, salt cured hookbaits in 15mm and glugs.

 

I am also supplying Birch Pool Retreat and Forest Pool Retreat which are just south of Limoges. Both are small secluded lakes with big carp that are controlled by owner Nikki Morgan. Forest Pool is a runs water with Birch Pool a lot more tricky. Both have carp to 60lbs.

 

The bait I am supplying is Ultra Nut Mix with white pop ups, cork granule pop ups, hard hookbaits and matching glug.

We are just into the second week at all three fisheries. Lac Serreire has seen a lot of carp (33 last week) caught over Fenspice with Fenspice salt cured hookbaits which are working really well. The biggest one so far being 77lb. Owner Simon Mansbridge fished cover the winter using Fenspice and banked 60 carp from both Lac Serriere and Badgers Holt. It was a very cold winter in the region but as normal Fenspice produced the goods. Who said fishmeal baits dont work in the winter? They do if the recipe is constructed correctly. Birch Pool has so far produced carp to 47lb.

I will shortly be adding Fenspice Pellets, 12mm white Fenspice pop ups and salt cured Fenspice hookbaits to the range. These products have been thoroughly tested over the past two years. The salt cured hookbaits proved very tricky to get right, I know some of you have tried salt curing yourselves and have found it difficult. The correct salt is needed plus timing is critical. I have it bang on now. The pellets, well the carp just cant get enough of them.

 

Ordering.

These are the only ways to order bait from me.

1, Through my website.

2, Over the phone where I can take a card payment.

3 Bank transfer. I can give you my details if you request them.

4, You can ask for me to send you a Paypal payment request.

All bait is rolled fresh to your requirements. It is rolled here by me on my premises not by a sub contractor which is very common in the bait industry today. I buy all of the ingredients myself, a small team of top class anglers help me to test bait and bait products so I have 100% quality control. I am an old school bait maker and believe in making baits that are good for the carp. Please dont leave ordering to the last minute. I dont hold any stock, all is rolled fresh and because my baits catch a lot of carp I am very, very busy. This should give you confidence in buying from me.

Orders are delivered by DPD Local. You will get a text around 4-5pm when your order is collected by the driver then a text the next morning around 7.30am giving you a 1 hour delivery slot. DPD LOcal are very reliable thats why I use them.

More updates as the season progresses.

Tight lines all.

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Feb 25

Up to date!!

Apologies for not keeping this blog up to date!! Always too busy!! This year more will be added so keep you eyes on this page.

Jun 07

Recent captures

Here are a few pics of recent captures. Most of them are on Fenspice.

Wolfy 8Wolfy 7Tom 40Tom 35Dustys mate 1Dustys mate

May 17

FENSPICE PRICE REDUCTION

Due to the increase in the amount of bait that we are now producing we have been able to reduce the cost of our flagship bait the awesome FENSPICE. Prices have been updated on our webshop so do yourself a favour and give this bait a try.

Check out our webshop for full prices and details.

 

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