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I’m often bemused by some of the ingredients claimed to be included into boilies
by some bait companies. I know the receptors in a carp’s mouth are very sensitive
and can pick up the nutrients in bait with incredible speed. However, when you put
several ingredients within the same bait giving off the same signals, surely all
you are doing is overpowering the bait making it less attractive to our beloved quarry?
Another question I am often asked is ‘do I need to pre-
A leading question I am often asked is how much bait should I put in to get a bite? This is a very difficult question to answer and it is greatly dependent on how many fish are in you're chosen lake and indeed the way the fish are actually feeding at various times of the year. Are they pre-
Carp have incredibly sensitive receptors in the front of their mouths and within a second of holding a bait in their lips know if they want to eat it or spit it out. Therefore a well placed single hook bait will at times ‘out fish’ lots of bait. However, for my style of fishing I like to put out between five to ten handfuls of bait to get the fish feeding confidently and hopefully make them more likely to make a mistake!
Remember the MCF bait you are using the fish WANT to eat it!