Dear Team,

Carpworld - - MAINLINE - Jamie Lon­dors

I would like to start us­ing solid PVA bags, in­stead of mesh bags. Can the team please tell me what baits I should be us­ing and any bait tips you can pro­vide to help me catch more carp. Thank you,

Stephen Broad­acres Hi Stephen,

I use solid bags a lot and I find that the lit­tle par­cel of bait is per­fect at any time of year. I’ll start with pel­lets – our Spod and PVA Pel­let Mix is per­fect. I would start by cov­er­ing the hook­bait with some pel­lets, and then add some mag­gots or some crushed Cell and Es­sen­tial Cell. Both the Cells are re­ally di­gestible and the carp love them. Hook­bait-wise, you want some­thing light in weight, so that the carp sucks the whole lot up in one go! I would opt for a Cork Dust Wafter. I would pre-soak the hook­baits in the En­hance­ment Dips for that bit of added at­trac­tion.

If all else fails, then when you’re at home, blend up some of your cho­sen boilies. As stated above, my choice would be to mix the two Cells to­gether. Blend it all right down into a pow­der form. You will also need a bag of Cell Stick Mix as well. Once at the lake, start by putting a hand­ful of Stick Mix over the hook, then add the boilie crumb – this will pro­tect the hook on the cast. Also, try us­ing a match­ing hook­bait to the crumb as well. I hope this helps to put a few more fish on the bank for you.

All the best,

A small, high-at­tract hook­bait and a hand­ful of tiny pel­lets can some­times ‘buy a bite’ when all else fails

This stun­ning mir­ror re­sponded to a small PVA bag cast at a show­ing fish

PVA bags aren’t just to be used as a last re­sort. This carp fell to one placed along­side a reed bed when con­di­tions dic­tated to fish for a bite at a time

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