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Apr 27

Baits

With the new fishing year looming I thought I would give you a detailed insight into the baits that I offer. Seeing how I have been making carp catching bait since 1977 you can safely say that they are different to the norm and can be classed as proper HNV ‘oldschool’ type baits. The products that I supply are designed to help supplement the carps diet therefore making them healthy, fit and big!!

FENSPICE.

My flagship bait. The ingredient profile is, Rennet Casein, Lactalbumin, Salmon Meal, South American Fishmeal, Low Temperature Fishmeal, Pre Digested Fishmeal, Pepperspice (Exclusive Product), Krill Meal, Calf Gold Milk Powder, Maize Protein, Kelp Granules, Birdfood and Insect Meal Blend (Exclusive Product), Full Fat Green Lipped Mussel Powder, Beef Liver Powder, Brococell, Essential OIls, Spice Blend Liquid (Exclusive Product), Hydrolysed Krill Liquid and Red Salmon Oil. Fenspice testing commenced in 2006 and the bait was released in 2011. The bait was tested on all types of waters from silty Shropshire meres to windswept gravel pits to deep clay pits. Since release it has proven itself as an instant bait that catches from the off and just gets better as time passes. I would describe Fenspice as an old school spicey fishmeal bait that I brought up to date with todays ingredients. I include milk proteins at low level because I consider them to be extremely important in a long term carp catching bait. They give out food signals from the bait and are important products for the carps health. The fishmeal content of Fenspice is 45%. This is made up of a blend of three different fishmeals along with the super soluble CPSP 90 pre digested fishmeal. The pre digested element gives off a lot of food signals as the bait softens and carp simply love it. The ‘red’ part of Fenspice is my exclusive Pepperspice blend. This is made up of six spices that are mixed together, each is included at the optimum level. Certain spices can become addictive that is the reason for Pepperspice. It really is an awesome product that has been developed specifically for carp. Living as I do in Tamworth I have access to the best Asian supermarkets in the country, which are located nearby in Birmingham. This gives me access to the spices that make up Pepperspice. It is made from ultra fresh human grade products. The birdfood blend and kelp are added to supply vitamins and minerals and to aid binding. Kelp is also a very attractive product to carp. The maize meal is to add protein and taste. The krill meal that I use is absolutely top quality. I can get away with a higher inclusion of krill meal due to the kelp and maize protein being heavy. The liquid content is simply a combination of oils, bulk oils and liquid foods. Carp cannot get enough of this, it is a proven liquid package that simply screams carp!!! Lastly to my two favourite ingredients. Full fat green lipped mussel extract and beef liver powder. Used at the correct levels in 40 years of making carp baits I am yet to find anything else that is capable of catching hard to catch carp. I have done a lot of work over the last 25 years to source the correct GLM and liver and have done extensive testing to get the correct inclusion level. Previous thinking was that both products only required low level inclusion to get the best from them. Following my extensive use of these two products I have found the higher the levels used the better the results are. The only barrier to their use is the cost!! I have settled on a level of 10% for both products to keep the price realistic. Another word on GLM and Liver. There is a huge difference in the quality of some of these products. I have tried literally dozens of different ones and have settled on the two that I use now. They are full oil GLM and beef Liver powder. The liver in particular is very water soluble and the GLM adds all manner of attractants to the bait. Both are not the latest greatest but they are the greatest long term carp attractors out there. So if you are looking for a top quality spicey red fishmeal bait you wont beat FENSPICE.

RED BARON.

 

 

Red Baron is a proper oldschool fishmeal bait. Designed way back in 1992 you could say it has truly stood the test of time which is a barometer for a good HNV bait as it still catches as well today as it did back then.

Red Baron is slightly different in its makeup to Fenspice. Again it contains around 45% fishmeal along with milk proteins, my eggfood blend, blood cells and lactose to sweeten it slightly. The blood cells darken the bait and make it harder, carp certainly like blood cells as long as the inclusion level is correct. Too much overpowers the bait so again years of development produces the correct level. I include different liver powders as well. It is a blend of Squid liver and a super soluble meaty liver powder. These two products leak off awesome attraction, liver powders are considered old hat by a lot these days but I rate them as top top carp attractors. They also assist the carps health as well. To finish things off I add red salmon oil and a mind blowing low level flavour combination of squid and plum. I have heard various claims of squid and plum flavours over the years but these two are streets ahead. The taste they add to the bait is simply fantastic. One whiff of the neat flavours will have you hooked!! If you fish in France then you should look at taking Red Baron. It is an instant catcher and works very well over there with carp caught to over 80lbs. The heavier you bait with it the better it works as well.

ULTRA NUT MIX

Ultra Nut Mix is a very different nutty bait. I developed it as a similar bait to Fenspice, obviously the difference is Fenspice contains fishmeals and Ultra Nut Mix contains nut meals. We all know that carp like certain nut products, the problem being nuts are not very nutritional therefore they can affect carps health if too many are used. This was well documented back in the 80s and 90s when peanuts were blamed for poor health in carp and tiger nuts blamed for being the only bait to catch on as well as producing poor healh in carp with their heavy use. I certainly witnessed this back then. With this in mind in 2004 I started to design an HNV nut bait. Ultra Nut Mix only contains 20% nut meals which are roasted peanut meal and ground whole tiger nuts both being human food grade. The reason for the 20% inclusion level is down to the nutritional profile and high oil content of both meals. Nut meals have a far higher oil content than fishmeals. They are also far more expensive than fishmeals so don’t believe all that you are told. To create an HNV nut type bait I have included milk proteins namely Rennet Casein and Calcium Caseinate at higher levels than they are in Red Baron and Fenspice. To further boost the nutritional profile pre digested fishmeal, GLM, kelp, liquid yeast and silkworm powder are added to the mix. Silkworm powder is a very interesting product. It is highly nutritional and is a firm favourite with the koi carp lovers out there. Being so nutritional it is certainly of interest to me so I have included it at 10%. The liquid content of the bait is tiger nut liquid, liquid yeast and my MCM liquid which is a sweet malty maple flavour. If you are a user of nut type baits then have a look at Ultra Nut Mix. It has been designed to be nutritional to carp and work as a long term fish catcher as well. As my customers say it is very different to your usual run of the mill nut mixes. Give it a try you wont be disappointed.

DP1

DP1 is the newest addition to my bait range. It was released in 2013, 5 years ago so as you can see I don’t release new baits very often!! Like Ultra Nut Mix DP1 is a nut bait again the inclusion level is 20% due to the high oil content. DP1 was originally designed as a bait to use in cold water conditions alough it will obviously work just as well in warm water. Some anglers like to change baits for the winter this was the reason for promoting it as a winter bait. Again the levels of Rennet Casein and Calcium Caseinate are higher than in my fishmeal mixes to boost the nutritional profile. Insect meal is included as well. This is another interesting product that carp certainly like. 100% water soluble liver extract is added as well. This product is a brilliant attractor in cold weather and is much overlooked these days. It is an old ingredient that has stood the test of time. An unusual ingredient that I have added again to boost the nutrition of the bait is creatine ethel ester. This product boosts the supply of energy to muscles, is very water soluble and is a great winter attractor. DP1 also contains my yeast powder complex which is a mix of four different yeast powders each at the optimum levels. Finally I added top grade CSL liquid and a very thick version of molasses. I do add another product to the CSL liquid which makes it a very special product. This will remain secret!! You can buy DP1 in either pineapple and n butryc acid or my toffee fudge flavour. I have mentioned before that DP1 seems to be a great bait to catch commons. This information comes from customer feedback. I can only come to the conclusion that this is down to the yeast products,csl and the molasses. These are known attractors for commons that date back to the 1980’s. So all I can say is if you are hunting commons then give DP1 a try.

If you need any more information on my baits give me a call or contact me via email or Facebook messenger. As you can see I list all of the ingredients that my baits are made from. There is no guesswork when you buy bait from me and no bull**** either. Good luck this year and tight lines.