THE EXPERT’S VIEW
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.