THE EX­PERT’S VIEW

MAR­CUS HOWARTH

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

AT THIS time of year the carp can be up for a feed, but se­lect­ing a dif­fer­ent ap­proach can be ben­e­fi­cial. They love boilies, but can get very cau­tious when feed­ing on them after a year of be­ing fished for and caught. If I feel the fish are still feed­ing hard, but it is tricky to get a bite, this is when I use boilie crumb. Most an­glers will use straightout-the-bag boilies, but I like to crush and break them up. Boilie crumb is im­mensely ap­peal­ing to carp, re­leas­ing so much at­trac­tion in­stantly. I like to dampen it down with some liq­uid, usu­ally some hemp oil or Pure Krill liq­uid, just so all those lit­tle bits ab­sorb the liq­uid, which adds weight.

The light­weight crumb can take a while to sink, and if there is a tow in the wa­ter it can end up drift­ing away from the spot.

Adding some liq­uids en­sures the en­tire de­li­cious Krill crumb is on the bot­tom.

I like to use a small bal­anced hook­bait over the top of this sort of mix. Some­thing like a stan­dard Krill wafter is ideal, as it blends in to the mix­ture of crumb and chops per­fectly.

Boilie crumb can tempt cau­tious carp.

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