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fairweather
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fairweather
   Old Thread  #154 9 Feb 2024 at 8.47am    Login    Register
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Supa-Stench
framey
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framey
   Old Thread  #153 7 Feb 2024 at 3.55pm    Login    Register
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Fermented maize certainly has a ďsmell ď about it
Especially with a little crab flavouring
Boris_Carp
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Boris_Carp
   Old Thread  #152 7 Feb 2024 at 11.09am    Login    Register
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Hutchies Formula 84
Ting Tong Barrells
A bait wasp
Exiledcarper
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   Old Thread  #151 7 Feb 2024 at 4.48am    Login    Register
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Whay size jar of marmite, to how many kgs of maize ?
AideyKaye
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   Old Thread  #150 6 Feb 2024 at 12.57pm  1  Login    Register
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I adopted the TCarper approach around five years ago. There's a "Fermented Maize" thrad within the bait section which explains it all.

Basically it involves using sugars as the bait breaks down to aid the fermentation process.

In the case of many baits, fresh certainly isn't best. What makes the bait naturally attractive is when it breaks down. It'll be better than any man made bait additive.
Fivenil
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Fivenil
   Old Thread  #149 6 Feb 2024 at 9.19am    Login    Register
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Used to cook it with liquorice.
Frenzy
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Frenzy
   Old Thread  #148 6 Feb 2024 at 8.13am    Login    Register
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Marmite..interesting
poms
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   Old Thread  #147 6 Feb 2024 at 7.56am    Login    Register
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AIDEY, whats your fermenting process ??
Subtletone123
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   Old Thread  #145 4 Feb 2024 at 10.02pm    Login    Register
My Hook baits over pellet, simple and effective.
essdee
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essdee
   Old Thread  #144 4 Feb 2024 at 7.46pm    Login    Register
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Number one, two and three for me is Maize cooked up with a whole jar of Marmite.
Cheap, easy and outfishes every single boilie I've ever put it up against.
AideyKaye
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   Old Thread  #143 3 Feb 2024 at 9.41pm    Login    Register
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1) Fermented Maize
2) The Bug
3) The OG Activ8
Stokebloke
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   Old Thread  #142 2 Feb 2024 at 9.48am    Login    Register
Single tiger.
James_9
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   Old Thread  #141 2 Feb 2024 at 9.06am    Login    Register
Caspers bait - if it swims, they will eat it.

Thats all the confidence i need.
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #140 31 Jan 2024 at 7.13pm  4  Login    Register
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The stingÖÖ.i donít know how many go out of the door but I spend my life putting them in tins!
The feedback from them alone is worth all of the agro we have to go through at times 😂🐝
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #139 31 Jan 2024 at 1.31pm    Login    Register
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Sting over the top of the herb is a deadly combination
mrjcarter
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mrjcarter
   Old Thread  #138 30 Jan 2024 at 4.24pm  1  Login    Register
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Yeah.. close but not as strong.
Tbh I can't come off the stings or squids.. literally carp magnets
CTblahblah
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CTblahblah
   Old Thread  #137 30 Jan 2024 at 9.40am  1  Login    Register
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Have you tried the handcraft equivalent?
Spacehead9846
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Spacehead9846
   Old Thread  #136 29 Jan 2024 at 10.19pm    Login    Register
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Any yellow popups, sticky, dynamite etc
framey
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framey
   Old Thread  #135 26 Jan 2024 at 11.12am    Login    Register
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I still have 5kg in the freezer and some pop ups. Lol
mrjcarter
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mrjcarter
   Old Thread  #134 26 Jan 2024 at 9.59am    Login    Register
Back before nutrabaits disappeared and rebranded it was the "pineapple and nbutyric acid pop-ups"

Now its between handcrafts "sting or squid specials"

Ransons
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Ransons
   Old Thread  #133 26 Jan 2024 at 9.01am  3  Login    Register
Brazil nut
Neil-69
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Neil-69
   Old Thread  #132 25 Jan 2024 at 9.58pm    Login    Register
Dynamite
Green Zing
The original harder pale version
Chrisalf224
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Chrisalf224
   Old Thread  #131 16 Jan 2024 at 7.03pm    Login    Register
Gpb1 and S2 specialised hookbaits over peanut meal nut reaper by Innovate Baits 😮
Gregc1980
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   Old Thread  #130 2 Sept 2023 at 3.46pm    Login    Register
Bread crust or meat
nicky_napkins
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nicky_napkins
   Old Thread  #129 2 Sept 2023 at 12.22pm    Login    Register
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Same question from me...
stupidboy
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stupidboy
   Old Thread  #128 31 Aug 2023 at 10.26am  5  Login    Register
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Baitcraft T1 when it was first released
Carper1976
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   Old Thread  #127 31 Aug 2023 at 9.51am    Login    Register
Northern specials!
Simmo04
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   Old Thread  #126 30 Aug 2023 at 11.43am    Login    Register
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Hi mate, which colour S2 do you tend to use which has the most success?
saddler
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saddler
   Old Thread  #125 2 Mar 2023 at 4.41pm    Login    Register
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Years ago Richworth Tuttiís, now Sticky baits Krill Barrel Wafters, I donít use Sticky baits as a whole but I often fish the Krill wafters over my DNA Bug when things are getting hard, believe me they have worked for me numerous times
THEBIGUN
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THEBIGUN
   Old Thread  #124 2 Mar 2023 at 4.31pm    Login    Register
Solar Jacko pops for me. They haven't been the same for a number of years now.
bowlsky
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bowlsky
   Old Thread  #123 2 Mar 2023 at 4.28pm    Login    Register
Iv had a few Iv been really confident on. Vision baits - ocean protein was always good . I also did quite well on Richworth kg1ís . Iv now been using livesystem for probably 7/8 years and Iím just as confident on this as I have been on anything
birdhead
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birdhead
   Old Thread  #122 28 Feb 2023 at 5.46pm    Login    Register
SAE bait developments skins are my favourite in recent years, very potent hook baits. Definitely donít open a pot in the house 🤣
Grexory
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Grexory
   Old Thread  #121 22 Feb 2023 at 9.05am    Login    Register
The best single hookbait I ever used, was actually in the 90s when I was a kid and didn't have the money to be smashing 5kg of bait into everywhere I went,

It was the original Mistral Rosehip Isotonic, they caught me so many fish.
Poolboy
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   Old Thread  #120 22 Feb 2023 at 8.48am    Login    Register
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Another for the original BFM with Cranberry, Nutramino and Salmon oil. (Julian Cundiff recipe)?
Loved the Enervite Gold with the the old Nash Chocolate and Minamino when the temps dropped.
Singles would have to be a yellow NS1.
wandle1
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wandle1
   Old Thread  #119 21 Feb 2023 at 11.08pm    Login    Register
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Cyprobaits was owned run by Gary Thomas ,based in Cornwall,lanner....

Well known for his College lake exploits and his wife Alisons pic on the front cover of Carpworld .

He is or was a commercial sea Fisherthem...lol...tied up or was with Mainline baits,...helped me out loads when we did a sponsored fish on another local ressi ,for Children's hospice Southwest ..in the early 90s


Not to be confused with Cypri baits or similar a Dutch flavour house..
slash
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slash
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   Old Thread  #118 20 Feb 2023 at 5.05pm    Login    Register
Baitworks - Scent from Hell pop-ups/ wafters

Elite Baits - Ocean Fruit

Shoreline Baits - GLM Sausage oil
scottbrown
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scottbrown
   Old Thread  #117 10 Feb 2023 at 12.18pm  1  Login    Register
Zenon Bojko's Essential Opal, Gutted when they stop rolling them, Wish i had the recipe to roll my own.
popcorn
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   Old Thread  #116 9 Feb 2023 at 2.46pm    Login    Register
In no particular order, depending on situation

Sweetcorn
Tigers
Home rolled original BFM with 3 to 1 Peach & Cranberry, and salmon oil.
Smudge23
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Smudge23
   Old Thread  #115 9 Feb 2023 at 2.00pm    Login    Register
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I've had 3 baits over the years that for me have been outstanding. First was the original Nash Sting, I was gutted when that changed and IMO was never anywhere near as effective. Second was a bait calked Spicy Sausage & Raw Liver from a small company in Devon called Cyprobaits. I was lucky enough to meet them while on holiday down there many years ago. That was seriously confidence in a bag. And thirdly & currently Hydro K from ABS....
alpha-male
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   Old Thread  #114 9 Feb 2023 at 11.22am    Login    Register
We were using the original scopex squid livers as "testers" back in the 90s and rinsed many waters with it with ease. Sadly when foot and mouth hit we noticed a decline in results that were noticeable by a mile. I spoke with Gary at Nash and he said that the screening on most fishmeals now due to changes in base ingredients was responsible for the decline. He couldn't get the raw ingredients he used to be able to due to government legislation. A shadow of its former self sadly. It was a really incredible bait back in its day.
Deano48
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Deano48
   Old Thread  #113 9 Feb 2023 at 2.51am    Login    Register
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Now that was 1 quality bait
harveyboy
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   Old Thread  #112 8 Feb 2023 at 7.09pm    Login    Register
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Whiskey smelled great but I couldn't catch sod all on it.
Wayne
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Wayne
   Old Thread  #111 8 Feb 2023 at 4.34pm    Login    Register
Grange plum all day longÖÖ.made anglers at the time catch fish with easeÖÖ
turnerswfc
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turnerswfc
   Old Thread  #110 8 Feb 2023 at 1.12pm    Login    Register
Frank Warwick's white Hot Squid pop-ups.
Darkieallard
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   Old Thread  #109 7 Feb 2023 at 9.44pm    Login    Register
Nash Whisky, like 90% of Nash baits they discontinue.
carpe_diem
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carpe_diem
   Old Thread  #108 7 Feb 2023 at 4.39pm    Login    Register
Original scopex squid livers , BFM cranberry , Ocean protein which was awesome in its day
Leeroyjenkins
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Leeroyjenkins
   Old Thread  #107 6 Feb 2023 at 5.48pm    Login    Register
Specialized S2's. I recently found out a few lads I know who absolutely bag up, had been using them for years too. I always thought they were my secret
BlankasorusRex
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BlankasorusRex
   Old Thread  #106 6 Feb 2023 at 7.34am    Login    Register
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I believe it was an isolate of something from the dairy industry, which is why the good quality versions have an almost creamy backnote.
Deano48
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Deano48
   Old Thread  #105 6 Feb 2023 at 7.24am    Login    Register
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Mainline baits Diamond White
Good old Maize
Mainline baits fluro Cell

Years ago it would have been a Premier baits corked peach melba fish meal pop up glugged in Nodd Oil
MarkeR
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MarkeR
   Old Thread  #104 5 Feb 2023 at 11.06pm    Login    Register
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1 tiger nut
2 peanut
3 chick pea
Notts485
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   Old Thread  #103 5 Feb 2023 at 8.29pm    Login    Register
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Rosehip isotonic pop ups
Richpp1989
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Richpp1989
   Old Thread  #102 5 Feb 2023 at 7.25pm    Login    Register
Specialized Hookbaits GPB2 for me that has completely changed my fishing complete confidence for me
javrave4
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javrave4
   Old Thread  #101 5 Feb 2023 at 2.15pm    Login    Register
Over the past few years its been Specialized hookbaits S2's, previous to that it was Baitcraft Snowballs, I caught a lot of bigger fish on those.
Frenzy
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Frenzy
   Old Thread  #100 5 Feb 2023 at 9.22am    Login    Register
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PRB from Poacherbaits - ive used them for years hence why its my number 1 choice

Specialised Hook baits - been using them for a couple years - fantastic hookbaits and their track record speaks for themselves

glw1978
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   Old Thread  #99 4 Feb 2023 at 9.55pm    Login    Register
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Scent from hell white pop ups for me been using them for years.
deaffred
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deaffred
   Old Thread  #98 1 Feb 2023 at 11.25pm    Login    Register
Milk bottle sweets , definitely an edge when itís tough going and they wonít pick up a super douper bait .
Spike
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Spike
   Old Thread  #97 2 Nov 2020 at 7.38am    Login    Register
my favourite Singles and always caught well on

S2ís ( specialised hookbaits )
Fruit combos - TKO baits



DeanoFish
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DeanoFish
   Old Thread  #96 2 Nov 2020 at 7.38am    Login    Register
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Fine mate tbh. Nothing as pungent as thr normal Hells. As a rule now i sort all baitworks baits in the gazeebo.


Cheers to others for comments. Was hard going, had to work hard changing rigs and baiting little an often.

Shame about lockdown. Feel gutted about the prospect of no fishing when i finally have two great cold water baits.
mal
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mal
   Old Thread  #95 1 Nov 2020 at 10.59pm    Login    Register
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Fair point.

But that's what your second Rod is for
Halfcentury
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   Old Thread  #94 1 Nov 2020 at 6.19pm    Login    Register
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Agree with all that IF there are no shoals of small rudd or roach. If there are you are fishing a bare hook in 15 minutes. Major drawback.
mal
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mal
   Old Thread  #93 1 Nov 2020 at 6.13pm    Login    Register
Bread. By a country mile.

Can fish on the surface, zigged, on the deck. Works in all weather conditions / seasons / clear or murky water. Easy to add flavour. Easy to crumb for groundbait. Easy to cut to size, shape etc.

And a damn sight cheaper than the latest boilie craze.
bigclanger
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bigclanger
   Old Thread  #92 1 Nov 2020 at 5.33pm  1  Login    Register
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Crab & n butyric acid
portlandgrey
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portlandgrey
   Old Thread  #91 1 Nov 2020 at 4.12pm    Login    Register
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What is the hell element to Pineaphell? Are they wife friendly?
Blueboy62
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   Old Thread  #90 30 Oct 2020 at 7.56pm    Login    Register
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My 2 bobs worth

1 Nutrabaits BFM Cranberry Nutrafruit
2 Carp Company Ice Red
3 Cell
Wayne
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Wayne
   Old Thread  #89 26 Oct 2020 at 4.17pm    Login    Register
Roll on black Friday sales.......
Happycarpingedw
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   Old Thread  #88 26 Oct 2020 at 4.08pm    Login    Register
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Creamino and pinehells are definitely on my list now.

Congrats mate on your captures.
Craigwooly
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Craigwooly
   Old Thread  #87 26 Oct 2020 at 12.46pm  1  Login    Register
Cell wafter with pink almond goo - used to do it for me most outings
Fozzy
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Fozzy
aka Elephant Man
   Old Thread  #86 26 Oct 2020 at 11.26am    Login    Register
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DeanoFish
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DeanoFish
   Old Thread  #85 26 Oct 2020 at 10.14am    Login    Register
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Just had 5 carp on both creamino and Pinaphell. And yes they had gone orange after glugging in the booster but once its washed off its back to yellow. Again the Pinaphell pop ups outfished everything for all three of us.
Fozzy
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Fozzy
aka Elephant Man
   Old Thread  #84 20 Oct 2020 at 7.25am    Login    Register
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Yep noted the same, not gone orange though. Still hold there smell after 24/36 hours
ron83
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ron83
   Old Thread  #83 19 Oct 2020 at 9.28pm    Login    Register
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Have you found with the pineaphella the colour leaches out and makes them hard to handle (dies your fingers). I got a pot of the very early ones and the pop ups have gone orange. No such problem with wafters and had success on both.
glw1978
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   Old Thread  #82 19 Oct 2020 at 11.31am    Login    Register
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Scent from hells for me Been using them for few years now my go to hook bait.
DeanoFish
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DeanoFish
   Old Thread  #81 19 Oct 2020 at 11.26am    Login    Register
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I have had the same with Pinaphell, getting me bites when all else fails. Its going on 2 rods next time.
Fozzy
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Fozzy
aka Elephant Man
   Old Thread  #80 19 Oct 2020 at 10.00am    Login    Register
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Literally only thing i could get a bite on last week !
mark100
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   Old Thread  #79 18 Oct 2020 at 11.52pm    Login    Register
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Not had a sniff on them.
Sea Monsters still the best Baitworks hookbait for me.
Happycarpingedw
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   Old Thread  #78 18 Oct 2020 at 10.01pm    Login    Register
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Iíve been looking at the pinehells myself good to hear positive feedback
Fozzy
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Fozzy
aka Elephant Man
   Old Thread  #77 18 Oct 2020 at 7.19pm    Login    Register
Tiger Nut would always be my number 1

Although i am becoming increasingly impressed with the baitworks pineapphell. Doing me bites when nothing else will.
essex9
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essex9
   Old Thread  #76 18 Oct 2020 at 7.12pm    Login    Register
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2 standouts for me

Cotswold Bait Creations UFO , when Phil Chun had it , was a bait that caught everywhere for me

Key Baitsolutions ASM, still on it , another one that just keeps on catching
The-Heff
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The-Heff
   Old Thread  #75 17 Oct 2020 at 11.40pm    Login    Register
yellow or orange northern specials or a match the hatch over live system.

used to love mainline essential opal from the xenon book range

active 8

and assassin 8 was pretty good when it was available
poms
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   Old Thread  #74 17 Oct 2020 at 6.29pm    Login    Register
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Cotswolds Salmon & Shrimp........ Never beaten. Best flavour ever
Happycarpingedw
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   Old Thread  #73 17 Oct 2020 at 12.57pm    Login    Register
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I know they had a Beije colour bait called scopex which is very creamy.
James_9
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   Old Thread  #72 16 Oct 2020 at 10.48am    Login    Register
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Good baits those Nick - very underrated.

Spod
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Spod
   Old Thread  #71 16 Oct 2020 at 10.36am    Login    Register
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I was trying to remember the name last week.....Ocean Fresh, that's it....what was their white/cream coloured bait called? It smelled good enough to eat...and i had a very good winter on it one year....
Busted
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   Old Thread  #70 16 Oct 2020 at 8.06am    Login    Register
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I really struggled with MAD esta pop ups. Did ok with the pear drops though
TheHappyMan
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   Old Thread  #69 16 Oct 2020 at 7.13am    Login    Register
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Cotswold baits in the early 90s, Red bird spice with their Salmon and Shrimp flavour .
Carp company , Icelandic red with cranberry and caviar
NickGordon
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NickGordon
   Old Thread  #68 15 Oct 2020 at 6.38pm  1  Login    Register
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The Crafty Catcher King Prawn in shelf life or freezer is still a good bait.

Crafty Catcher make baits for a number of tackle shops as well as their own range.
James_9
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   Old Thread  #67 15 Oct 2020 at 9.29am    Login    Register
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1. MAD Esta Pop Up in 14mm (with a massive great hook under it)
2. Black Tiggers (Skinned) - Critically Balanced
3. ESP Plastic Double Corn (Pop up)
Drakenjager
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Drakenjager
   Old Thread  #66 14 Oct 2020 at 4.42pm    Login    Register
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Ocean Fresh was years ago in Holland also available.
Not for sale at the moment?
Oily Crab did some good catches.
Happycarpingedw
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   Old Thread  #65 14 Oct 2020 at 11.14am    Login    Register
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Yes thatís the one I never knew he ran crafty catchers
Cam
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   Old Thread  #64 14 Oct 2020 at 9.38am    Login    Register
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Cliff ran Ocean Fresh.

Same guy who runs Crafty Catcher now.
Was lucky to get free bait for a couple of years and Oily Crab always did well when used. Red Shrimp & Garlic was another.

Gone off track a bit, so sorry to the OP
MunkyFunK74
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MunkyFunK74
   Old Thread  #63 13 Oct 2020 at 3.43pm    Login    Register
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That rings a bell aqua red with pink zing.
Love to get my hand on that bait again
Happycarpingedw
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   Old Thread  #62 13 Oct 2020 at 1.36pm    Login    Register
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Anyone ever heard of ocean fresh ? I loved their strawberry and there mussel and pepper I think itís called but havenít seen it in years I think the owner use to own a tackle shop down Trent road in Chelmsford.
Cam
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   Old Thread  #61 13 Oct 2020 at 11.47am    Login    Register
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Yep Tyrone. Not sure he rolls nowadays, maybe for pals but I done well on the Aqua Reds with Pink Zing and was a big banger of the LVB drum back in the day. Even got accused of working for them
MunkyFunK74
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MunkyFunK74
   Old Thread  #60 13 Oct 2020 at 11.44am  1  Login    Register
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Yea tyrone if memory serves.
Did well on a few waters using that.

Tony59
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Tony59
   Old Thread  #59 13 Oct 2020 at 2.13am    Login    Register
As a single bait - UB pineapple and NBA takes some beating.
Boris_Carp
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Boris_Carp
   Old Thread  #58 12 Oct 2020 at 7.33pm    Login    Register
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Lea Valley baits remember them chap of this forum wasn't it 👍
mere--man
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mere--man
   Old Thread  #57 12 Oct 2020 at 9.35am    Login    Register
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Aqua bait hot shrimp. Was lucky enough to use it before it became available to the public, and have continued to use it ever since. All my big uk fish have all fallen to it.
Second to that maggots and caster, but that is generally goes in with hot shrimp to some degree be it crumb chops or whole.
cramthenet
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cramthenet
   Old Thread  #56 12 Oct 2020 at 9.29am    Login    Register
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1. scopex squid has caught fish everywhere I used it. preferred the red version.
2 shellfish B5 caught many of my best fish on this
3 back in the day a basic fishmeal flavoured with original hutchy monster crab/shellfish sense appeal. awesome
4 an honourable mention for pineapple pop ups.
VLT
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VLT
   Old Thread  #55 11 Oct 2020 at 6.24pm    Login    Register
Northern specials
Scopex squid
Anything involving tiger nuts
dannyuk32
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dannyuk32
   Old Thread  #54 11 Oct 2020 at 6.04pm    Login    Register
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NOT a Boilie.
Jmcn
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   Old Thread  #53 10 Oct 2020 at 8.02am    Login    Register
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Is it prb or psb that you use
shaymen
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   Old Thread  #52 8 Oct 2020 at 3.37pm    Login    Register
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Essential Shellfish B5
Mainline Cell
And my own Ugley NUTmix

IMO Best ever bait no longer available was Hutchies Addicted
vossy1
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vossy1
   Old Thread  #51 6 Oct 2020 at 9.21am    Login    Register
Not sure about best, basing it on length of time used, and boilies only.

1 Nutrabaits BFM, used it from probably when it came out or near to it (late 80's/early 90's) until 2007, started on Cranberry flav, also used Scopex, Raspberry, but my fav Leepex. Cranberry did the most fish but by god was the LPX version good in the time used.

2 DNA S7, used since it came out, total confidence, may even use with a different flavour at some point to be 'different'.

3 Perhaps a odd one but after returning from a break in fishing of 5 years I didn't fish enough to warrant a freezer bait. Having dabbled with Solar Banoffee way back when and loving it, the nearest Shelf Life alernative at the time was Dynamite Baits Banana Nut Crunch which I used until S7 was released and I was fishing more regularly, again DB BNC a very good bait for me for the use.

There are other flavours & boilies which I rate above the top 3 but haven't used in earnest, when I say earnest I mean for years at a time, original RH Scopex, Richworth Tutti, RH Mulberry. I still always have some Tutti and Scopex hookbaits/pop ups in the bag even if it's not the same. As for boilies, so very nearly started using Carp Company Icelandic Red all those years ago, a very good bait at the time too.

Why didn't I go back to NB BFM? t the time price and availability, must say the BFM Krill has peaked my interest but like a lot of others I've moved on and don't need a alternative as I'm happy with S7.

Push come to shove and I had to stake my life on it, best bait overall would be a worm or a maggott.
2ndChance
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2ndChance
   Old Thread  #50 6 Oct 2020 at 9.01am    Login    Register
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Dynamite Baits Mulberry Florentine, followed closely by DDBaits Guana RedBull, and finally Mistral Baits Pure Pineapple(trying to get hold of some, but no longer available)
MunkyFunK74
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MunkyFunK74
   Old Thread  #49 6 Oct 2020 at 8.21am    Login    Register
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Long time ago
Lea valley baits - a dark red fishmeal with plum zing. .
Mainline - essential opal
Essential - b5 shellfish plum
Three baits id take to any water in the world.
Single hookbait would be proper job squid and octopus white 11mm, deadly
Frenzy
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Frenzy
   Old Thread  #48 5 Oct 2020 at 8.22am    Login    Register
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Bollies:-

PRB for consistency
TnM for results
Fruit Frenzy for confidence

I often used all 3 together mixed up, but always fish PRB on the hook/hair/screw

Other baits:-

Tigers
Hemp
Chickpeas
Enut
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Enut
   Old Thread  #47 4 Oct 2020 at 9.59pm    Login    Register
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maggots
worms
trout pellet paste, on the hook, not round the lead.

for boillies -
Specialised Hookbaits S2
Nutrabaits Technispice
Trent Baits SSD Pro9
SPINBOWLER
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SPINBOWLER
   Old Thread  #46 4 Oct 2020 at 3.35pm    Login    Register
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You'd be better off using rough coated leads and keeping them submerged in a pot of concentrated dip when not in use.

Change your lead each time you re-chuck.
SamBarley
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   Old Thread  #45 4 Oct 2020 at 2.11pm    Login    Register
Not a fan of paste around the lead.
Wrap it around a hookbait or a spiral hair spring thing.
Gregc1980
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   Old Thread  #44 4 Oct 2020 at 12.38pm    Login    Register
Been useing paste round the lead a bit this season but find that I foul hooked a few with a short hook link
Happycarpingedw
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   Old Thread  #43 4 Oct 2020 at 9.18am    Login    Register
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I was thinking about using paste around the lead
SamBarley
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   Old Thread  #42 4 Oct 2020 at 7.20am    Login    Register
Surprised no one has mentioned paste
Happycarpingedw
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   Old Thread  #41 4 Oct 2020 at 3.41am    Login    Register
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This is turning out very interesting I see a lot of people rating Abs and essentials b5 Iím going to check them out.

Thank you all
mark1009
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   Old Thread  #40 4 Oct 2020 at 2.02am    Login    Register
Original Nash scopex squid caught instantly everywhere
Essential B5 definitely picked up the bigger fish
Original Solar Squid and Octopus a runner up to the Nash SS
Jw1993
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   Old Thread  #39 3 Oct 2020 at 11.11pm    Login    Register
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Got 3:

krill Ďpink onesí

Scent fro heaven

Dairy supreme

fireblade918
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fireblade918
   Old Thread  #38 3 Oct 2020 at 1.03pm    Login    Register
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northern special in yellow
bmthman
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bmthman
   Old Thread  #37 3 Oct 2020 at 9.24am    Login    Register
Best or works on the most waters for me & my current bait - Essential B5

However have total confidence in ABS Malarkey as well.

Used to love Trigga and Big Fish mix when Bill was the head honcho. Only changed to the other baits when Nutrabaits went downhill.
deaffred
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deaffred
   Old Thread  #36 2 Oct 2020 at 10.32pm    Login    Register
Brazil nut , nothing comes close 👍🎣

Pepperami

Milk bottle sweets
Richpp1989
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Richpp1989
   Old Thread  #35 2 Oct 2020 at 10.30pm    Login    Register
1 sticky signature 12mm pop ups
2 sticky krill wafter with a yellow topper
3 sticky krill 12mm pop up
Halfcentury
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   Old Thread  #34 2 Oct 2020 at 8.25pm    Login    Register
As the song says "anything goes" Not much agreement. Bread, maggots, casters, sweetcorn, Luncheon meat, tigers. Who needs boilies?
Happycarpingedw
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   Old Thread  #33 2 Oct 2020 at 7.43pm    Login    Register
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True, thanks

I also just wanted to see what everyone else has confidence in and use that to start some where.
tiggernut
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tiggernut
   Old Thread  #32 2 Oct 2020 at 7.23pm    Login    Register
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1 ub baits G.T.X
2 ub baits ting tings
3 northern specials
bigjim001
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bigjim001
   Old Thread  #31 2 Oct 2020 at 6.20pm    Login    Register
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Mine are

Dynamite sweet chilli tuna
Mb baits snail and shell
Essential b5
Richworth tutti
Mainline test bait done well for years on that
Tiger nuts
Worm
Maggots
Bread
Sweetcorn
Pellet

Pop ups
Richworth tutti
Solar top.banana
Mainline pineapple juice
Specialist hookbaits s1
Ccmoore belechan hookers

You cannot put this in one bait depending on season day conditions temp barometric pressure ph and so on

Atm using scientific baits and catching its more location and a decent bait that works than getting caught up with change to this and that

Do ya self a flavour and not fall into the bait trap find a bait supplier at a good price test it on tank fish so your confident they eat it. I have always done it on a few and then pick the best some are more attractive than others and you need hard hookers as small fosh will smash them and find your way
bristol
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bristol
   Old Thread  #30 2 Oct 2020 at 2.50pm    Login    Register
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Answer to all three is my little home made specials The ingredients list reads like a who's who of the proven ingredient world and they've never let me down
mrjcarter
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mrjcarter
   Old Thread  #29 2 Oct 2020 at 1.04pm    Login    Register
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Poacher baits fruit frenzy

Original nutrabaits pineapple & nburtric acid pop ups

Richworth kg1
Gregc1980
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   Old Thread  #28 2 Oct 2020 at 7.35am    Login    Register
Bread on top
Afcdon
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Afcdon
   Old Thread  #27 2 Oct 2020 at 6.00am    Login    Register
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Essential cell pop up soaked in activator
Pink boosted scent from Heaven pop up
Baitworks creamino wafter
Boris_Carp
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Boris_Carp
   Old Thread  #26 1 Oct 2020 at 10.10pm    Login    Register
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Hutchies Formula 84 caught everywhere

Shellfish B5

Premier Supermarinos
Smashing_It
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Smashing_It
   Old Thread  #25 1 Oct 2020 at 9.44pm    Login    Register
1. Sweetcorn

2. Atlantic Heat

3. Dog Biscuit
Si_Fisher
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Si_Fisher
   Old Thread  #24 1 Oct 2020 at 9.07pm    Login    Register
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Original Solar Winter Secret 👌🏻
Busted
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   Old Thread  #23 1 Oct 2020 at 8.58pm    Login    Register
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Northern specials and ub baits ting tongs.....id cast either out and be mega confident
Happycarpingedw
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   Old Thread  #22 1 Oct 2020 at 8.38pm    Login    Register
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I love scopex but Iíve always wondered what is used to make the flavour.
johnnyfubar
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johnnyfubar
   Old Thread  #21 1 Oct 2020 at 8.14pm    Login    Register
Hi

I think the 3 that have had biggest effect on my fishing have been

The original scopex flavour boilies
Tiger nuts
Brazil nuts

Best

Jon
NickGordon
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NickGordon
   Old Thread  #20 1 Oct 2020 at 7.05pm  1  Login    Register
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Sadly two of my favourite baits are no longer available after the Bait and Feed Co fiasco, Smokey Mackeral and Smokey Bacon.

Those 2 baits accounted for a lot of carp from Nazeing Meads, I had a number of good years on those 2 baits.

The other favourite was when Nutrabaits was Bill Cottam run, Homemade Trigga, with Liver Elite, Sweet Cajouser, and GLM Extract.


Pre Nutrabaits, New Concept baits Mariner Mix gave me a lot of fish as well.

Sadly none of them are the same or available.

Currently I'm catching well on Rod Hutchinson KMG and Monster Crab
Hutchyfan
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   Old Thread  #19 1 Oct 2020 at 2.35pm    Login    Register
Mainline Grange.

Lockies Squid and octopus
John Bakers Plum
Hutchies Nouville Fizz
1-Toner
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1-Toner
   Old Thread  #18 1 Oct 2020 at 12.38pm    Login    Register
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northern specials, had a ridiculous amount on them over the past 6 or 7 years
DeanoFish
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DeanoFish
   Old Thread  #17 1 Oct 2020 at 12.18pm    Login    Register
1.Atlantic Heat
2. Scent from hell
3. Hemp
Aldi
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Aldi
   Old Thread  #16 1 Oct 2020 at 10.52am    Login    Register
1 - Maize

2 - Sweetcorn

3 - Nutrabaits Techni Spice Pop Up (not used them in years, they only remained a pop up for the first hour & after that they quickly became a bottom bait, but they always put fish on the bank when a blank was on the cards!)

Proper job squid and octopus in white have been doing it for me this year, but not had enough bank time to get a place on my list yet
blackfield
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blackfield
   Old Thread  #15 1 Oct 2020 at 10.46am    Login    Register
3 baits l have done well on. BFM and cranberry. MB baits snail and shell. DNA S7.

3 baits l have struggled with. CC Moore live system. Couldn't buy a bite on this. Richworth multiplex and Mainline Cell.
mrbrightside
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   Old Thread  #14 1 Oct 2020 at 10.37am    Login    Register
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UB Ting Tong Corkball , closely followed by a Brazil nut
Darkieallard
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   Old Thread  #13 30 Sept 2020 at 9.31pm    Login    Register
Mainline - Activ 8

Nash - Amber Attract

A Baits - NB2

Every bait I seem too gain confidence in seems too discontinue.
SPINBOWLER
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SPINBOWLER
   Old Thread  #12 30 Sept 2020 at 8.54pm    Login    Register
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Once had 13 fish on the same Richworth Tutti, same hook too.

The single best boile I've ever used, shouldn't of thrown it in the hedge at the end of the day thinking about it now.
midlandman
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midlandman
   Old Thread  #11 30 Sept 2020 at 8.12pm    Login    Register
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Single tigers
CPK1979
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CPK1979
   Old Thread  #10 30 Sept 2020 at 6.31pm  1  Login    Register
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S2 from Specialized baits or scent from hells.
BlankasorusRex
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BlankasorusRex
   Old Thread  #9 30 Sept 2020 at 6.25pm    Login    Register
All my fish in the last two/three years have come on either sticky pop ups or one of my own hookbait mixes. Iíve recently made the decision going forward that I will only be using my own hookbaits. Iíve been playing with them on and off for quite a while now and Iím at the stage with them that I know they can get me pick ups from any of the waters I fish, so I figure why not, at least I know whatís in them.
newcarper78
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newcarper78
   Old Thread  #8 30 Sept 2020 at 5.53pm    Login    Register
Nb2 from The A bait.

I wish Jay could still source the ingredients for that bait.
Halfcentury
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   Old Thread  #7 30 Sept 2020 at 11.11am    Login    Register
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Maggot/caster
Sticky Krill
Luncheon meat/pepperami.
Jimmers532
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   Old Thread  #6 30 Sept 2020 at 10.35am    Login    Register
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Mainline milky toffee
Baitroom fizz
Baitroom red eye

Also started using ub baits plum and squid and they are brilliant, had some really good fish on them in the short time Iíve used them 👍
Smufter
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Smufter
   Old Thread  #5 30 Sept 2020 at 7.35am    Login    Register
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I've tried plenty over the years but keep returning to my mate's coconut baits.
He knocks them up for a fiver a kilo, and has tweaked them for me to finally arrive at what suits my regular venue (nice and white to stand out against the silty bottom).

bigappleslice
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bigappleslice
   Old Thread  #4 30 Sept 2020 at 7.26am    Login    Register
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im hoping to say this over the next few months once they stop floating
Smurf
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Smurf
   Old Thread  #3 30 Sept 2020 at 7.23am    Login    Register
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Easy, my home made baits
bigappleslice
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bigappleslice
   Old Thread  #2 30 Sept 2020 at 6.44am    Login    Register
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1. nash citruz - single
2. sticky krill - bed of bait
3. my scopex and krill cork balls
Happycarpingedw
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   Old Thread  #1 30 Sept 2020 at 6.36am    Login    Register
What is the number 1,2 and 3rd baits you have total confidence in whether itís over a bed of bait, cast to a showing fish as a single or pub chucked.

Mine have to be mainline pineapple juice, tutti frutti, fruitella all soaked in a whole bottle of there matching neat concentrate.

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