Carp are attracted to groundbait and they will come in and feed confidently if the area is primed. The problem with a lot of groundbaits that people use for catching carp in the margins is they are too light and don’t contain enough feed to keep the fish feeding. Often when carp come into the margins they will stir up the bottom when feeding and as soon as they are hooked all the groundbait which has brought them to the margin is wafted away by the hooked fish.
Because of this, we created a groundbait which not only draws the carp to the margins but also keeps them there as even if the fish kicks up the groundbait, the majority of it will drop back down in the same area rather than being washed away.
We have created this groundbait by using heavy ingredients which we have crushed into small particle sizes, this means that once you add water they soak it up and become heavy so when a fish does stir the groundbait up the weight of the particle size takes it back to the bottom very quickly and therefore keeps the rest of the fish feeding in the margins.
Andy Power (Commercial Specialist) says”I get through a lot of this when the bigger carp get caught in the margins, I mix it as soon as I get to my peg to make sure are the particles are as heavy as the can be, when I sense the time is right I will cup some in loose to move out any fish which are there without spooking them and then I will put plenty in for when the fish come back and start feeding, it is the best mix to use when fishing for carp in the margins.”