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