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  1. Pat says:

    Love the gallery! Some really great pictures, especially the bait ones. Some top carp there.

  2. Pat says:

    Some useful tips there – will certainly be giving the white chocolate and coconut cream ones a try. You mention the different sizes, and usually go for the middle of the road 18mm myself – any tips on when it might be worth changing to a larger or smaller size?

    • Ade says:

      Hi Pat,
      I personally tend to use different size boilies especially when baiting up with free offerings. The reason being is that you don’t want the carp to get too used to one particular size of boilie – keep the fish guessing!
      Another instance when I might change the size of the boilie is when I’m getting pestered by smaller fish then I might use a much larger boilie as a hookbait!
      Hope this helps

  3. Mark says:

    That’s certainly a lump, what bait helped net this beast?

    • Ade says:

      Yeah it’s a really nice fish this one! Proper French lump! 🙂
      He caught it on boilies mate.

  4. Peggy Menke says:

    Hi, Adrian. Love your website. I used to fish a lot for bass in Florida, but since I became disabled and live in Pennsylvania, I don’t fish anymore. I haven’t fished for carp, but you have explained it really well. Great job!

    • admin says:

      Hi Peggy,
      Thank you for your kind comments, I really appreciate it.
      I can imagine fishing for big bass in Florida is very exciting! I did some fishing when I went to Cuba a couple of years ago and caught some Barracuda!! That was great fishing 🙂
      Sorry to hear about your disability, it’s a real shame that it’s stopped you from fishing.
      Hopefully speak soon.

  5. John says:

    Hi Ade,
    What would be your best bait for winter fishing if you had to choose just one?

    • Ade says:

      Hi John,
      For me I would probably have to pick Sweetcorn. For the simple that it’s a highly attractive small bait. I’ve caught more carp on Sweetcorn in the winter than any other bait. But don’t dismiss maggots or small highly flavoured boilies, these have also done the business for me!
      Hope this helps.

  6. John says:

    Thanks for your comments Ade. What about fishing pellets in winter, any good?

    • Ade says:

      I do sometimes use pellets but more as a bit of groundbait than as a hookbait. Alternatively I might use a bit of hemp just to keep the carp interested. If you’re using pellet as a hookbait then I would use a small pellet say 8mm – a red dynamite pellet would be a good choice for me.

  7. John says:

    Ok thanks for the advice.

  8. Matt says:

    Thanks for this – didn’t realise Amazon had so many bargain offers!

    • Ade says:

      Yes, they have lots of good offers on at different times. Just keep checking this post every 2 weeks as I will keep it updated with any new offers of discounted tackle. Thanks for looking! Ade

  9. jue says:

    how can you tell when a shelf life boilie is past its best can i glug them and keep them in a glug pot if so for how long?? how long are shelf lifes good for once opened and can i freeze them to last longer i am only asking as i have brought a large amount of CC Moores boilies,
    Thanks and regards, Jue

    • Ade says:

      Hi Jue,
      Firstly if the boilies are unopened then they should last you up to a couple of years so long as they are kept in a cool, dry and dark place. If they have already been opened then I would say they should still last you anything up to 6 months or even longer. But you need to ensure that they have been re-sealed properly and are air tight. Again keep them in a cool, dry and dark place. I would avoid glugging the baits to preserve them unless you are talking about a hand full of hookbaits then they should be good for a couple of months a least. I never freeze shelf life boilies I just think you’re better off storing them in an air tight container.
      Hope this helps

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  11. biswajit says:

    Sir….i m from India….i just want to know that the corns r hard..as I need to boil it before fishing …plz reply me in my mail id

    • Ade says:

      Basically you can buy sweetcorn ready prepared from the tin which does not require boiling. Or you can buy a pack of frozen sweetcorn which has been prepared but still requires a small amount of cooking time so it can be used for fishing – I’d say boil for no more than 10 minutes.
      Alternatively you can buy a pack of unprepared maize (which is essentially sweetcorn) but this will require a much longer preparation time – as per my article you need to first soak the maize for approx 24 hours and then boil for about 30 minutes before it is safe enough to fish with.
      Hope this helps.

  12. biswajit says:

    Sir it mean I need to boil it before fishing…n sir is there any need to add sugar with corn

  13. biswajit says:

    Sir can I used sweet corn for rahu and mrigal fishing…plz suggest me the bait for rahu fishing…and sir if I purchase general corn n then I boil it…is it ok for fishing

  14. biswajit says:

    Sir I generally use bread for rahu fishing..i never used corn for fishing…thats why I m confused how to use corn…in amazon.in there r some sweet corn is available but I cant understand which one is best for me…n some flavour also available in fishingtackleindia.com…but I cant choose the right one…plz help me out sir…n I want to buy two crap rod..but in India I don’t kno where I get the good one

    • Ade says:

      IF you’re are buying sweetcorn from Amazon for the first time then I would buy corn from the tin/can. This is already prepared so you can start fishing with it straight away – there’s no need to boil the corn!
      If you are Rohu fishing then you can also try mixing the sweetcorn in with the bread, mashing it together to form a paste to give it extra flavour.
      When it comes to choosing a liquid flavour there’s no right or wrong answer it’s sometimes worth trying a few out to see which gets you the best results. Spicy flavours are usually very good for carp fishing as they are highly attractive.
      When it comes to buying rods and other tackle it all depends on the size of fish that you are fishing for? The brands are different in India so to be on the safe side I would drop fishingtackleindia.com an email asking for some advice on which rods to buy would be best to meet your fishing requirements.
      All the best

  15. biswajit says:

    Sir I got sweet corn kernels from a local store with a tin packing…is it ok sir n ready to fishing

    • Ade says:

      Yes, you can start fishing with this straight away but you might want to boil for a minute or so to soften the corn and bring out the flavour!

  16. biswajit says:

    Thanks sir…sir can u send me some rods and hooks….and Tel me about the prices…i hav seen a rod in indian site…is it ok sir…http://fishingtackleindia.com/index.php/product/details/759

    • Ade says:

      Hi, the rod listed on the Indian site looks perfect to me for what you need. The only problem you have buying fishing tackle from the UK is that you will have very expensive shipping costs especially for items such as fishing rods. So I think it would be best for you to try and source your tackle locally. If you really want to buy from Amazon UK site then check out my post http://bestbaitforcarpfishing.com/daiwa-carp-rods – there are some very good deals on their at reasonable prices but I’m not sure how much it was cost to ship. You would have to ask Amazon UK for shipping details.

  17. biswajit says:

    Sir is it better to mix bread with corn for rohu fishing

  18. biswajit says:

    So kind of u sir n m realy thankful to u n I wil never forget yor help…sir in our river rohu n mrigal fish’s are available..plz suggest me the best best…corn or boilies…if boilies thn plz see the link http://fishingtackleindia.com/index.php/product/category/98
    which one the best one n how to use it…

  19. supravat kar says:

    good very good bait

  20. biswajit says:

    Sir which leader n line is use for carp fishing

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  22. uk says:


    • Ade says:

      Carp don’t have the best eye sight but they do have an excellent sense of smell. So even in murky waters carp will locate your bait easily as long as it’s presented in the right way. Using a coloured boilie (such as white) for example which a high intensity flavour is a good way to attract carp. You can also soak the hook bait with a bait dip or glug which will send off an extra scent that will travel through the water layers. This is just one example of presenting the bait so it’s more attractive and so will hopefully get you more bites. Read more about bait attractors here: http://bestbaitforcarpfishing.com/liquid-attractors-bait-dips

  23. fred says:

    What happened to fisherman? I’m 64 and moved to the Jersey shore in 83. Next week I will go on my first CARP trip since then. Grew up in Philly constantly fishing for the great CARP. Part of the experience was making our own bait. Changing and experimenting as we went along. Now I manage a bait and tackle shop in Wildwood New Jersey and I see fisherman come in every day wanting precut, packaged bait. Now it sounds like CARP fishing has gone the same way. Part of the fun was the night before a trip when all the ingredients came together. Corn meal, sugar, flower and strawberry jello. That aroma that came out when the mixture was finished just filled you with expectations for the following morning. If I didn’t make it then I had zero confidence in it. Sad but it seems we are becoming better fisherman by what we can purchase. The art of fishing is slowly being packaged right out of our sport.

    • Ade says:

      Hi Fred, You have a fair point but it doesn’t matter how many man made baits such as boilies are used; there will always be a place for simple natural baits like sweetcorn, tiger nuts and bread – these baits will catch you carp of all sizes anywhere in the world.
      At the end of the day carp anglers are always looking for the next best bait or the next best boilie that has evolved from better and more attractive ingredients. For a lot of people it’s all about having the edge over other anglers but more importantly having the edge over carp (if that’s possible), so you hopefully have more success in catching the next big fish.

  24. Mick says:

    Have you ever tried lob worm during the winter months and if so how did you get on?

    • Ade says:

      I haven’t actually tried using a lob worm but I have tried a bunch of red blood worms and had a lot of success with them. Natural baits are arguably a better choice of bait in the winter. If you are using a lob worm then I would suggest cutting the worm into a few pieces and using a maggot clip to hook all the bits of worm on. This way the juices from the worm will act as a great attractor in the water. Also it’s worth attaching a piece of fake red or yellow sweetcorn for extra visual attraction – that should work a treat!

  25. Marius Van der Walt says:

    How do you prepare this bait????

    • Ade says:

      Hi Marius,
      Meat can be used straight out of the tin no problem….but to to ensure it stays on the hook or hair rig longer, you can fry the meat (only for a few minutes) which will make the outside tougher and so will stay on the hook/hair longer. Or you can simply leave the meat out in the open air for about an hour which again will harden the outer skin of the meat.
      Hope this helps

  26. Kenny says:

    Have just bought a new remote and need to know how to set it up to my boat can you help thanks

    • Ade says:

      It all depends on what bait boat you have because some boats have an antenna for the remote and the and boat which have to be connected separately for the device to work. Other boats have a built in aerial which means it should pick up the transmission automatically. Have you managed to operate the boat at all yet?

  27. Jack says:

    I have three Daiwa longbows df rods, Very good mid price rod with an excellent blank. I have matched these up with some Daiwa Windcast z 5500, again a brilliant mid-range reel which has the quality of the Basiair reels, brilliant line lay. I have recently found a brilliant offer on Daiwa Carp reels, I suggest you go and check it out.

  28. Jack says:

    I have always found hempseed a brilliant ground bait. I found a website which sells all different types of ground bait at great prices.

  29. Michael says:

    Nice article, corn can also be used for trout. I fish White River in Arkansas, trout dock ran out of berkley power eggs, so got can sweet corn, using Abu garcia 5500 which is not fly rod, caught 6 rainbows and 1 speckled brown trout off of corn.

  30. David Jones says:

    I caught my first carp last Sunday using a worm on the hook
    I was fishing sweet corn all day then tried a worm bang 5 lb carp. I will be trying this method again tomorrow

  31. brad. says:

    hi had Lake Reaper Carp Bait Boat in Camouflage for xmas i have charged batts and new batt in rc , now when i turn on rc and then boat all works well, but when rc is turn off boat gose in fall speed mode. is this normal.

  32. brad. says:

    ok thank you..have email the person i got it from but still waiting for answer.

  33. Rhys Dowson says:

    Chris Yates’ record carp came from Herefordshire not Hertfordshire.
    Bernithan Court Pool to be precise.
    Redmire was the code name.
    It’s now up for sale if you have £4,000,000 to spare.
    Dr Bleep.

  34. zach schofield says:

    hi im wondering if you can help im wondering if the green giant can of cream corn is harmful to carp cause i have a recipe i want to try and i dont want to go buy everything and find out its very harmful

    • Ade says:

      I’ve been using Green Giant corn for years and haven’t experienced any problems or been advised that it is harmful to carp or any other fish for that matter. It’s full of plenty of goodness so you’ve got no worries there!

  35. Rick says:

    hi i have been using Bread-Zz from the baker boys available from http://www.hardysbaits.co.uk stays on the hair for ages and looks and tastes just like bread

  36. shaun says:

    When or how do I wd40 my lake reaper bait boat does the propeller need to be spinning or not

    • Ade says:

      Definitely don’t do any sort of maintenance work to your bait boat with the propeller is spinning, this can be dangerous. Just keep everything well cleaned and oiled on a regular basis especially when the bait boat is not in use.

  37. Thank you Ade, for the great review on the Daiwa Carp Rods, they are really one of the best type of fishing tackle.Daiwa Carp Rods Tight Lines!

  38. Arno says:

    Yes its normal because you must always switch off boat before remote when you done.

  39. Steve M says:

    I’ve purchased some Dynamite frenzied chilli Tiger Nuts and wondered if they can be used for more than one short session ?
    Could I keep them in a air tight container with all the juices or would I be best off freezing them in your opinion ?


    • Ade says:

      Hi Steve,
      If you’re going to be using them over a few sessions then I would freeze and then just take out the amount that you will need for each fishing session. If you are going to use them all on your next trip then they will be fine in an air tight container.

  40. Mick Langley says:

    Hi lake reaper bait boat do pull to the right if any one can help me please many thanks mick

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