£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.
Ideal for use as hookbaits with Method feeders, these Swim Stim Match Minis from Dynamite Baits come in both Boilie and Dumbell forms.
With just the right texture for use with bait bands, hair rigging or bayonet fitments they come in 7mm and 9mm sizes with Betaine Yellow, White Amino and Antarctic Krill flavours and colours.
Nashbait has launched three new pellet mixes, as well as boilie pellet hookbaits and liquids.
Micro Mix is a blend of 0.5mm-2mm pellets perfect for filling PVA bags and sticks. It would also be ideal as a dampened-down Method feeder pellet mix.
Small Mix uses 2mm-4mm pellets, also ideal for PVA bag work or in spod mixes. Mega Mix contains six types of larger pellets for spodding, while the new Boilie and Dumbell Hookbaits contain ground pellets and Green Lipped Mussel extract.
The company owned by England Feeder team gold medal winner Phil Ringer has added Liquid Betaine to its range of additives.
The natural stimulant is a proven fish-catcher and can be added to just about any bait.
The water-soluble solution is also an ideal ‘pep’ when expanders are being prepared with a pellet pump.
£5.99 for a pack of three. A 90cm version is sold seperately for 60p.
The Spikey Shad from Fox Rage is now available in a smaller version, perfect for anglers wanting to scale down to tempt predators.
The hundreds of tiny spikes around its body generate micro-vibrations in the water, attracting the attention of anything with teeth.
They also act like a parachute, slowing the lure’s descent so it stays in front of a predator for longer.
The spoon tail adds to its vibration and movement.
As the lure has a soft, natural feel, when a predator grabs it they don’t immediately try and spit it out, giving you vital extra seconds to set the hook.
Spikey Shads come pre-loaded on to a quality jighead in two weights (10g and 15g) and 10 hot shades.
The hunter becomes the hunted thanks to these wickedly flexible lifelike lures produced by Scandinavian predator specialist Westin.
Percy the Perch, Mike the Pike and Tommy the Trout have a seductive swimming action that attracts big predators from far and wide.
Up close, the fluttering fins are more than instinct can stand, and the predators can’t help but strike!
These may seem alien to the tiny lures used for catching perch on canals, but these lead-free imitations have already been tested in the UK and caught plenty of fish.
Underwater footage of the lures in action can be viewed on YouTube – search for Underwaterireland. They are available from www.pecheur.com
These new Z-Man lures from the US are becoming popular here in the UK thanks to their fish-catching qualities, as lure fishing ace Paul Parnell showed when he used them to land a dozen 3lb-plus perch from Pitsford Reservoir.
The lures are made from Elaztech and are said to be 10 times tougher than normal plastic, so they won’t be destroyed by numerous pike attacks.
All are suited to jigging or drop shotting. Jigheads for the lures,and a smear-on Predator Gel, are also available.
These Fox Rage Mini and Micro Snax are ideal for all predatory fish. The 7cm Mini Fry imitations with hammer tails come in a pack of five chompable colours.
Ideal for use with a light jig head or on a drop shot rig, they are outstanding little lures for large perch, especially on canals.
The irresistible little brother to the Mini, the 4cm long Micro fry comes in five exciting colour shades and contains real fish oil for added appeal. Five to a pack.
£10 per kilo
£4.99 per pot
After two years of develpment these Bait-Tech Poloni Boilies look destined for greatness. Their meaty flavour and nutritional make-up mean that carp will eat them all year round.
Carefully crafted, balanced food ingredients are high in protein but easily digestible.
Natural spices and herbs give the bait a distinctive aroma and taste. It’s also been laced with essential amino acids.
In field trials Poloni Boilies and the matching coloured and flavoured pop-ups accounted for some staggering catches of big carp.
These days fake baits are no longer considered new, and thousands of day-ticket carp probably get to see imitation grains of sweetcorn every day – but these Enterprise replica lupin beans might just offer them something completely different.
Whether they differ enough in appearance from large plastic sweetcorn and maize baits is open to debate, but these almost kidney-shaped particles, in two sizes and flavours, could just make a difference on hard-fished waters.
Additions to the proven fish-catching Sonubaits Oily Floater range include pungent Liver and Krill flavours. The textured baits can be side-hooked or hair-rigged, and are ideal for summer floater tactics.
A richly coloured and very potent liquid additive that can be used on any bait in the Sonu range to help increase flavour levels.