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01 Feb 2017
by CARPology
10 simple ways to improve your baiting up
Achievable goals – adding one percentage at a time – are a far more successful way of improving your angling than setting yourself massive, scary targets.

“Spombs are the future. If you’ve not used one they don’t spill and cast further. The range of bait you can deploy is limitless from maggots and liquids to boilies and particles. They really do make a spod redundant.” Myles Gascoyne

“When possible, try to bait up during the times of day you are least likely to get a bite. Don’t start spodding over your rods at 6am, it will not do your chances, or anybody else’s, any good at all.” Harry Charrington

“Do it after dark! If you can apply bait into certain areas without your fellow anglers seeing you, then you’re already a step ahead. Spods, Spombs, catapults and throwing sticks are all designed to help you. Use what you need but do it sneakily!” Tim Childs

“I like to introduce bait on a regular basis, for example a couple of kilos of boilies twice a week. This helps to get the fish accustomed to my bait and increases my chances of a take when actually fishing the venue.” Joe Jaggar

“Less is more. Don’t fill it in from the off, just introduce a bit and fish for one bite at a time, and once you’ve had a bite you can easily top the area up afterwards. Remember once you’ve filled it in, you cant’ take it out.” Iain Macmillan

“I would much rather have 20 x high quality foodbaits emitting attractive food signals in my swim than 200 or 2,000 simple flavour carrier baits which will resemble little more than un-flavoured pasta after a period in the water.” Shaun Harrison

“I place emphasis on baiting up when I think it will have least impact on the carp. On new venues, if I keep track of the times of my captures, it’s not long before a pattern emerges and I discover the best times to get my preparation work done.” Ian Poole

“Rather than introducing lots of bait at the start of the session, I prefer to start with 10 to 15 spodfulls. If I start catching, I will add more bait. If the carp are feeding with little gusto, introducing kilos of bait will not do you any favours.” Jon Jones

“Be accurate. Now more than ever it’s important to get the bait in the right spot not just out in the pond… and make sure the rig gets in the right spot as well. This will make a big different to your catch results.” Rob Hughes

“Carp are not scared of bait, despite what some might tell you. Sure, it may take them a day or more to start feeding on a big bed of bait, but they will feed on it. A carp spends its life searching for food.” Martin Locke

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