Bait & Tactics
Bait comes in many
different varieties and most of them work on most waters! You need to find out
what bait will work on the water you are fishing and this can take allot of time
and Patience. Once you find the bait that works the sky is the limit as long as
you can find where and when the fish are feeding. If you put a good bait in the
water it doesn't mean that you are going to catch and this page is dedicated to
Catching Carp and how to catch them using Watercraft, Baits and Tactics.
BOILIES are a brilliant
hookbait and attractant for Carp and deter other fish from taking your bait, if
broken up or crushed, they make a good groundbait and will last for a very long
time when left in the water.
SWEETCORN is a brilliant attractor and will not over feed the Carp. The main Problem with Sweetcorn is that every other fish in the lake also likes it, it is a brilliant ground bait but I mainly use it for Stalking!
NUTS, most types of Nuts
can be used for Carp but the main ones are Tiger Nuts and Peanuts, these are an
excellent bait but must be prepared properly before use, sadly these have been
banned on a lot of waters due to misuse!
HEMP AND TARES, these are mainly used as a ground bait and work brilliantly at holding Carp in an area, they can be used as hook bait but need to be glued or stuck to something to present it correctly!
TROUT PELLETS are a
brilliant ground bait and are now being produced for hookbait as well, this is
one bait that I will always carry in my bag, no matter what other bait I am
There are lots of other
Baits on the Market and what is listed above are just the Basic's that I use, to
list every Bait used for Carp Fishing Would take a year!
Seeing small bubbles rise to the top with clouds of
dirt, or 2, you will sometimes see the fishes tail come up to the top as they go
down on food, there are other signs such as Fish constantly boiling in a certain
area, etc. Once you have worked out the roots and feeding area's you are ready