Strong flavours and aromas are matched with vibrant colours and proven fish-catching ingredients.
The boilies, in re-sealable 1kg bags, come with a free matching bag of pop-ups. Right now try the aromatic Spicy Krill and Garlic flavour.
It's been more than 80 years since the first DAM Effzett lures splashed down. In that time they have evolved into one of the most famous and distinctive European predator brands.
Each fish-shaped lure is carefully designed and rigorously tested by a group of highly experienced international anglers.
This latest range of Effzett soft lures in many colours and sizes is the result of two years of endeavour by top predator anglers from Japan, Australia and South Africa – and, of course, Europe. These fantastic plastics are geared up to tackle every type of predatory fish, under any water conditions.
UK drop shot and light lure fans fishing shallow canals and stillwaters are sure to be impressed by the latest Kick-S Minnow weedless paddle tail that performs a rolling action on a slow retrieve or on the drop.
To this you can add the Effzett Jerky in 7cm, 9cm and 11cm sizes. It can be fished drop shot style or rigged up with a jighead.
Price: From £5.99 per pack
For many carp anglers, the only way is Essex – or, more accurately, Mainline Baits, a company based there and famed for its cult status boilies including Cell, Essential Cell, Activ-8 and Grange.
These, alongside a plethora of pellets, pastes, base mixes, liquids, dips, glugs and additives – not to mention matching wafters, dumbells and pop-ups – make Mainline a one-stop shop for discerning bivvy-dwellers.
Now, not content with dominating the big-carp bait scene, Mainline has joined forces with its neighbour Guru, just up the road, to release Match baits aimed at commercial anglers.
The full range, which I am reliably told is just the first wave of what will be a tsunami of new products, includes three groundbaits, two types of feed pellets, syrup liquids, and 8mm boilie, wafter and dumbell wafter hookbaits.
Activated coarse pellets
These pellets transmit a stream of attractive food signals through the water layers, whipping the fish into a feeding frenzy. Activated Coarse Pellets are best soaked and softened and used in conjunction with Hybrid and Method feeders. They can also be enhanced with Mainline Sticky Syrups. In 2mm, 4mm, 6mm and 8mm sizes.
Cell activated pellets
Mainline Cell can present a strong case for being one of the finest carp attractors and feed stimulants of all time – its record speaks for itself. As a result, Mainline’s Activated Pellets in combination with Cell should be a sure-fire winner for carp, bream and tench.
In re-sealable 1kg bags, the pellets are available in 2mm, 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm sizes.
8mm match boilies
Using the proven flavours and additives for which the Mainline brand is famous, 8mm Match Boilies are rolled from a high-leakage base mix packed full of attraction.
Ideal for hair-rigging situations, these relatively small boilies are available in four stand-out colours and flavours – Orange (Chocolate), White (Cell), Pink (Tuna) and Yellow (Pineapple) – and come in handy resealable tubs.
8mm match wafters
These easy-to-use Mainkine Dumbell Wafters offer an alternative shape to their round counterparts, and not only present something rather different to fish that have seen it all, but are equally as easy to hair-rig.
Their ideal partner is a size 12 Guru QM1 hook, and they come in the same four colours and flavours as the Match Boilies – Orange (Chocolate), White (Cell), Pink (Tuna) and Yellow (Pineapple).
8mm rounded match wafters
These 8mm rounded Mainline Wafters are critically balanced when used in conjunction with a size 12 Guru QM1 hook.
This deadly combination allows your hook to find its natural position, and because its weight is counterbalanced you can expect many more hook-ups. Ideal for use with Hybrid and Method feeders, they are available in the same flavours and colours as the others in the Match Boilie range.
These thick, viscous, PVA-friendly liquids are extremely active when added your baits, and once in water they disperse instantly along the bottom and as well as sending a
hi-attract cloud up to the surface.
Match Margin Mix (Coarse)
Full of particles and complemented by super-rich fishmeals and ground pellets, Match Margin Mix holds fish on the bottom for longer. To that end it is heavy and full of feed.
This super-fine mix breaks down perfectly every cast and incorporates hand-picked fishmeal and ground pellets for added attraction.
Match Pole Mix
The main ingredient is finely-milled expander pellets, which offer the perfect base for holding fish but don’t overfeed them.
Here's another sewn-on winner from family-run Ringers Baits. This latest gel additive perfectly matches the lip-smacking aroma of the award-winning Chocolate Orange Wafters.
Spray this sticky, viscous product directly on to wafters, mini-boilies, corn, meat or pellets and it will stick tenaciously to the lot, offering added taste and food appeal.
BAG ‘EM Baits’ new Sweet Fishmeal and Sweet Krill groundbaits in re-sealable 2kg bags are ideal for both commercial and natural venues. All Round Groundbaits contain a mix of proven fish-catching sweet and savoury fishmeal-based ingredients. Skimmers, carp, F1s, bream and tench are sure to love them – and so will you.
You can now harness the awesome pulling power of The Krill for surface fishing! Using a unique double coating process, these high-protein floating pellets leak out attraction to pull carp into your swim and hold them there.
The first coating breaks down as soon as the pellets hit the water, releasing food signals and carrying potent fragments of bait across the surface. The second coating then starts to pump super-soluble attractors into the water to draw up fish not already on the surface.
The attractive oils locked in during the coating process give off an impressive slick as the coatings break down, which flattens off any ripple and attracts carp without the need to carry extra oil for glugging.
They’re supplied in 3kg bags and available in 3mm, 6mm and 11mm.
Angling Times takes a first look at new kid on the block Adrenaline Baits as unveils its super-potent range of additives.
Adrenaline Baits, which are distributed by the Middy Group, is about to introduce three very distinctive and highly potent bait additives – Plasma, Method Crystals and Nano Pellet Boost.
These can be used in conjunction with baits including pellets, meat, corn and all popular groundbaits.
Field trials have found the additives particularly effective when used in conjunction with Method tactics, so they are sure to be sought out by commercial match anglers looking for an edge.
To bank-test these baits I took them all along with me on a recent live tackle test.
In short, I was hugely impressed by all three products, but especially the four super-potent powdered White Cloud, Green Cloud, Red Cloud and Yellow Cloud Nano Pellet Boosts.
These are so strong that they can change the colour of standard coarse fish feed pellets and lighter coloured expander hookbaits, providing the angler with a host of pellet alternatives on hard-fished match venues.
‘Use sparingly’ it says on the packaging and, sure enough, a little goes a long way with all these Adrenaline Baits products.
Nano Boost pellet powder is unlike anything else on the market, such is its strength and vibrancy of colour.
Method Crystals leak off quickly, and are again extremely potent, so you don’t need loads when loading a Method feeder.
Finally, the viscous Plasma Liquids include a useful and unique Black Worm colour and flavour, likely to be of interest to anyone using chopped worm as feed or hookbait in clear water. As additives that offer both flavour and colour, they’re impressive!
Add just a few of these crystals into your feeder mould to give off a highly visible fish-attracting coloured fog over the lakebed. Secret trials revealed that Adrenaline Method Crystals will increase fish activity in your swim, giving you that all-important edge.
Available in Green Fog, Yellow Fog, Black Fog and Red Fog, the crystals can be used in tandem with Adrenaline Plasma for double the attraction.
Add Adrenaline Plasma to Method feeder set-ups, or neat to pellets, corn and meat, to create an irresistible trail of smell and colour. It’s thick and super-concentrated, with an incredibly potent aroma. Use it with Adrenaline Method Crystals to create a highly visible coloured fog around your feeder and draw fish to your bait.
Available in five versions – Black Worm, Red Worm, Yellow Corn, Pink Meat and Natural Pellet.
NANO PELLET BOOST
Add just a tiny pinch of this unique powdered attractant to dampened feeder pellets, meat or corn and the colour will be transformed. A s the bait falls through the water it will now give off an irresistible cloud - It's like having gold dust in a 30ml tub! Available in bright fluorescent Green, Yellow and red plus an outstanding white cloud that's ideal for the use with expander pellet hookbaits.
The rubbery-textured baits are soft enough to pierce with a hook, yet can withstand a really good cast. They can be kept out in the water for several hours, so there’s no need to recast and risk spooking the fish.
These Mistral spod mix enhancers should create a stir.
The Cloud, a rich milky mixture of natural daphnia and shrimp, looks ideal for sloppy spod work, while Arctic Krill particles have year-round appeal, and will keep the fish feeding in your swim for long periods. Visit mistralbaits.co.uk for more information.
Price: Arctic Krill Spod Particles £14.99
The Cloud £3.99
These pop-ups have undergone two years of extensive development to source the best flavours and colours.
Each pot contains a mix of 15mm and 12mm baits, as well as a bottle of booster liquid that allows you cover all bases.
Many modern rigs incorporate big hooks that suit the 15mm pop-ups. The 12mm baits are ideal for smaller hooks when zig fishing, for example.
The striking two-tone swirly colours are different to most other pop-ups on the market, providing carp with a visual target to home in on, and the potent flavour combinations have a proven track record for catching specimen carp.
Flavours include Tuna & Sweetcorn, Peach & Black Pepper, Indian Spice, Raspberry Ripple, Pineapple & Cream, Chocolate Orange and Creamy Toffee.
Big-carp brand Spotted Fin has turned its attention to match baits, releasing a comprehensive collection of products under the GO2 banner. As well as many proven favourites, the range includes a number of exciting newcomers, such as the super-enriched 8mm Frank Warwick Fluoro Wafter hookbaits. Let’s take a closer look...
GO2 Milled Betaine Pellets
These milled Betaine pellets make a brilliant groundbait for margin and Method feeder fishing. They bind together well and can be added to groundbaits in a two-to-one ratio for added richness. Available in 1kg bags.
GO2 Milled Coarse Pellets
A blend of premium coarse pellets, this finely-milled additive can be used on its own or added to other groundbaits to enhance their attraction. It’s also perfect for topping off pole pots, especially when feeding pellets. Supplied in 1kg bags.
GO2 Milled Expander Pellets
Containing only pure expander pellets, this finely milled mix comes in 1kg bags and is great for feeding in shallow water, where it quickly forms an attractive cloud. It also makes a fantastic addition to any commercial fishery groundbait mix, especially where pellets are used on the hook.
GO2 Sweet Super Blend
This all-round groundbait attracts fish from far and wide. The mix can be used all year round and is ideal for bream/skimmer and F1 fishing on the pole or feeder. Easy to mix, it slops-up nicely, perfect for feeding with worms, casters and dead red maggots.
Carp Super Blend
Perfect for targeting carp in warm water, this high-food-value mix contains a rich blend of milled pellets, fishmeals and proven appetite stimulants. Mould it around a Method feeder or feed it down the edge.
Margin Super Blend
This groundbait is ideal for laying down a bed of feed in the margins. The heavy mix of food particles keeps the fish feeding freely for long periods, thanks to the addition of secret flavour stimulants used in Spotted Fin’s best-selling Catalyst boilies.
Krill Super Blend
A high-quality groundbait blended from the finest ground krill, with a small amount of shrimp meal for additional flavouring. A proven winner on all commercial fisheries, it lends itself to a variety of tactics, including open-end and Method feeder fishing.
HOOKBAITS AND LIQUIDS
GO2 Expander Pellets
Ideal for bankside pumping, these robust expander pellets are of uniform size and texture. They won’t easily split or crumble, and their light beige colour is ideal for F1s and smaller commercial carp. They come in 4.5mm and 6mm sizes, and in 750g bags.
GO2 Liquid Yellow and Liquid Red
The new Liquid Yellow and Liquid Red colours contain all the special additives and feed stimulants found in Spotted Fin’s Catalyst boilies. They’re intended for use as bait dyes for offerings such as meat, bread and expander pellets. Alernatively, they can be added to sloppy groundbait to form a lingering cloud of colour and attractants in the water. They are available in 250ml bottles.
GO2 Caramel Blend Bait Sauce
This viscous water-soluble liquid contains Catalyst Boilie flavours, feeding stimulants and triggers. It can be used to soak feed pellets, mixed in with groundbaits, or used for pumping and preparing expander pellets. It will also spice up any hookbait. Only small amounts are needed, so it’s great value for money. Available in 250ml bottles.
GO2 Amino Blend Bait Sauce
A subtle blend of Minamino, Betaine and tuna extract, with added sweeteners and Catalyst Boilie stimulators, this rich, dark but flavourless liquid uses natural products to form an attractive aroma.
GO2 Pellet Oil
This superb quality Pellet Oil has a multitude of angling uses. It adds extra weight to catapulted feed pellets, and helps to slow down their breakdown on the lakebed, and can firm up expander pellets at the preparation stage. In 250ml bottles.
GO2 Amino Blend Ready Pumped Expanders
These ready-prepared hooker pellets have added amino attraction. An ideal quick-change bait, they can be hooked straight on or hair-rigged with a Quick Stop. The come in 4.5mm and 6mm sizes, and in 45g pots.
GO2 Booster Sprays
These powerful sprays share the same attractors and flavours that feature in the Spotted Fin classic pop-up range. Ideal for spraying directly on to your hookbaits, or as a mist over groundbaits and pellets.
Designed by big-carp ace Frank Warwick, these proven fish catchers have been scaled down to 8mm to meet match anglers’ needs. Ideal for use with Method feeders, they contain a smorgasbord of feed stimulants, oils and flavours. Bright colours help them to stand out, even in coloured water. Available in Miracle Berry (fluoro pink), Classic Corn (fluoro yellow), Fruit Zing (white) and Catalyst (natural pellet colour).
These super-powerful powdered bait dyes come in a huge range of colours and are strong enough to colour expander pellets, groundbaits, spod mixes and meat baits.
Enterprise Tackle Pop-Ups
Classic pop-up sweetcorn hookbaits flavoured with Spotted Fin’s super-popular Catalyst flavour developed by Frank Warwick. Available in yellow, washed-out yellow, washed-out pink and white.
£10.75 (1kg), £39.99 (5kg)
Big-carp legend Terry Hearn has worked closely with Dynamite to produce this new all-season soft feel boilie bait.
Complex T contains a stunning array of ingredients including Haith’s original LT90 fishmeal, krill, spirulina and liver extract, plus amino acids and no fewer than seven major vitamins. Matching liquids, glugs, pop-ups and wafters will also be available for this highly digestible fish and fishery-friendly bait.
Meaty Fish Bites 12mm £4.99
Mini Meaty Pellets 8mm and 10mm £2.99
Looking for baits that are different from the norm? Keep your eyes peeled for the relaunched Meaty Fish Bites and Mini Meaty Pellets from Dynamite Baits.
Their firm, rubbery textures makes them robust enough to be side-hooked or hair-rigged, and the baits ooze oily attraction to work just as well with big river fish as they do with commercial carp.
How good do these look?
Blakes has produced this awesome range of 12mm pop-ups that will perfectly balance an 18mm boilie for up to three days.
In tests the baits had enough buoyancy to hold up a size 4 hook, even when attached to a hair-rig by a bayonet.
Ideal for stiff hinge and chod rigs, the needle-friendly pop-ups are tough enough to avoid nuisance species, yet porous enough to leak attractors without losing colour.
Available in Aniseed Dream (yellow), Fruit Poptail (orange) and Pukka Pear (pink).
There can’t be many carp anglers in the UK who haven’t at some time used Mainline’s exceptional Cell Boilies, or one of its associated Cell flavoured products. The baits super creamy, sweet coconut aroma is widely regarded as one, if not the, best carp-catchers of all time. However, the super-popular bait has been given a zingy new twist by Mainline, which has now released Essential Cell, a similar all-season type of bait, but with a far more pronounced yellow colour, and an increased fruity aroma.
The new flavour comes as 10mm, 12mm and 15mm freezer boilies, a base mix for those who prefer to ‘roll their own’, a Stick and Bag Mix and as 5mm feed pellets. A variation of Hookbaits is also available including Pop-Ups, Flouro Pop-Ups, Dumbbells and Balanced Wafters.
A range of liquid products are also available for adding to Spod mixes or glugging hookbaits, including an Essential Cell Stick Mix Liquid, and a more viscose Bait Enhancement Liquid, ideal for pepping-up your hookbaits.
Famous Belgian groundbait firm Van Den Eynde has just released a superb range of fishmeal and pellet-based recipes in handy match pack sizes.
These are said to be ideal for tipping off pole cups, adding small amounts of cloud, or moulding around Method feeders. The very popular Super Krill, Super Green, Margin Mix and latest Super F1 and Spammed mixes are designed by top names in the sport to exceed the demands of the modern UK commercial match angler, and contain only the finest ingredients and feed stimulants.
Popup corn £1.99
Soaking your boilies in lake water to drain them of colour, then adding flavour, is a popular tactic among carpers. The theory is that pressured carp can associate fresh, bright baits with imminent danger and lurking anglers, but they let their guard down around seemingly older offerings.
Enterprise Tackle has tapped into this trait with a range of fake sweetcorn and boilies with more muted colours. The buoyant sweetcorn versions look particular good, while the 15mm boilies will be useful to anglers who fish among crayfish and other nuisance species. Each plastic boilie also has a small recess for putty or a split shot to enable it to be critically balanced.
These new Pillow Boilie baits from Radical may well give you an edge on pressured waters when conventional spherical baits fail.
In seven vibrant colours, and aromas including the new Tiger Nuts flavour, the pillow-shaped baits are said to hold bottom better in flowing water, something river carp anglers will really appreciate.
£1.99 per pack
Cutting edge Mace, Flail, Excalibur, Leethal, Tiny, Bug-Ga and Paddle Bug patterns offer a number of rigging options for various fish species.
Designed for UK anglers, by UK anglers, the Mace pattern’s thin tail section came about as a direct result of watching perch ‘inhale’ lures rather than bite at them. It simply folds up when a fish sucks the lure in.
This pillar box red Dynamite Baits Robin Red Groundbait in 900g resealable bags is an ideal accompaniment to Dynamite’s popular Robin Red Pellets.
The spicy recipe, originally created by birdfood merchant Haith’s, is especially good when targeting carp, tench and barbel. It has a fine texture and is very easy to mix by adding water little and often. It can be used with Method and open-end feeders, or be added to spod and PVA stick mixes.