Mark Lycett

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Name: Mark Lycett
Date registered: 10th November 2014


I started fishing in 1970 moving onto Carp in 1977. I have always made my own bait. In the 1980's most of these were milk protein baits. From 1990 I have used fish/birdfood milk protein baits almost exclusively. In 1992 myself and a friend put together what is now Red Baron. In 2000 I started to get approached by anglers to roll baits for them as I was having good results on the water that I fished. I formed Custom Bait Services in 2002 selling Red Baron and multi-meat boilies. I expanded the range in 2004 with one of the first nut mixes to hit the market. In 2006 testing began on a stepped up version of Red Baron. The first bait to come from this testing was The Secret Peach and Pepper, this was released in 2008. Further testing followed with a tweaked base mix and high levels of natural attraction, plus a new spice blend. Fenland Spice Specials were released in 2011. Further bait development is ongoing. I fished local waters to me from 1977 to 1999 catching lot's of 20's and a few 30's. In 1999 I joined the Dovecote Syndicate in Bucks. I spent 6 years on there catching fish to 38.8lb. I have been a member of the fantastic Bundy's Pit near Peterborough since 2006. I am also a member of the Mangrove. I have caught 55 fish over 30lbs in England with a PB of 46.6lb. I also fished the little Irchester Syndicate in Northants catching fish to 39.08lb.

Latest posts

  1. Update — 14th February 2018
  2. THE YEAR SO FAR — 14th August 2017
  3. Update — 14th August 2017
  4. Up to date!! — 25th February 2016
  5. Recent captures — 7th June 2015

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Feb 14


Just a quick update for the coming year. A site upgrade is ready, I will be uploading it over the next few days. A few new products that will be available are airball type pop ups in 15 and 12mm for Fenspice in both original and Peach and Pepper. These will be available in yellow …

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Aug 14


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 …

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Aug 14



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 …

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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

Dustys mate

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

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