Paul Garner's 10 minute big carp grub mix!

You can use maggots on their own, but on well-stocked lakes where the carp are used to finding plenty of bait I will bulk out my feed a little. 

The idea is to get the carp grubbing around and homing in on the maggot hookbait. This mix is ideal for use in PVA bags and for spodding out.

Follow these easy steps below to have your big carp mix ready in minutes. 

1) Riddle off a pint of maggots to remove the maize flour or sawdust that they were stored in, as you don’t want to be introducing this to the swim. Give the maggots a squirt of citrus flavouring.

1) Riddle off a pint of maggots to remove the maize flour or sawdust that they were stored in, as you don’t want to be introducing this to the swim. Give the maggots a squirt of citrus flavouring.

2) Add a quarter-of-a-pint of Monster Carp pellets to the mix. These are highly digestible pellets that break down quickly, leaving a mush of feed on the bottom.

2) Add a quarter-of-a-pint of Monster Carp pellets to the mix. These are highly digestible pellets that break down quickly, leaving a mush of feed on the bottom.

3) Bulk out the mix with half-a-pint of Citrus bag mix. This fizzing feed contains pre-digested fish protein, and the carp really love the taste of this stuff

3) Bulk out the mix with half-a-pint of Citrus bag mix. This fizzing feed contains
pre-digested fish protein, and the carp really love the taste of this stuff

4) Fill your PVA mesh in the normal way with a handful of the mix, and tie off the stick. The finished stick should be about 4ins in length. Because the mix contains maggots the stick won’t be tightly packed.

4) Fill your PVA mesh in the normal way with a handful of the mix, and tie off the stick. The finished stick should be about 4ins in length. Because the mix contains maggots the stick won’t be tightly packed.

5) I prefer to use a bag clip to attach the bag, rather than relying on the hook to hold it in place during the cast. The hook is only lightly nicked in the tag of the bag, where it will quickly melt away.

5) I prefer to use a bag clip to attach the bag, rather than relying on the hook to hold it in place during the cast. The hook is only lightly nicked in the tag of the bag, where it will quickly melt away.