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   Old Thread  #621 23 Sept 2021 at 11.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lovely. Scotty K's shots of that fish are something else. All those lins in there are
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   Old Thread  #620 23 Sept 2021 at 11.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That one is Spike Ian. 2015 photo of it. Yateley (fat) Al, S2

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   Old Thread  #619 23 Sept 2021 at 9.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No mate that one is the Saddleback.
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   Old Thread  #618 23 Sept 2021 at 9.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Quote... Now how many bait companyís would name that, I like a bit of honesty.

We have never had any problem whatsoever naming any bait company... That is never reciprocated though.

I'm actually blocked from one of the countries largest bait firms social media pages... I only noticed earlier this year. This, despite having NEVER made a single comment on there, ever. The sole reason I am now blocked at a guess... Is because literally so many fish posted on their page, are caught by our long term customers, using our hook baits.

Gave up caring long, long ago... Learnt to just take the money and smile.... The carp grapevine & word of mouth, is strong enough to overcome that. If anything, it probably helps us, stuff like that. People are not stupid.
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   Old Thread  #617 23 Sept 2021 at 9.31am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Is it that Spike?
I know there's a few of those crazy lins in there. What a stock.
Absolutely mint fish either way.
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   Old Thread  #616 23 Sept 2021 at 9.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's one of the best fish in country, it's from Dinton black swan. It's a pretty elusive 50+.

It's been caught on S2's numerous times. Loads, and loads.
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   Old Thread  #615 23 Sept 2021 at 6.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That orange linear, WOW!!
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   Old Thread  #614 21 Sept 2021 at 5.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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New PB. Pink S2 cc and Manila snowman.

Now how many bait companyís would name that, I like a bit of honesty

Some cracking pictures below, baits that deliver, no doubt
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   Old Thread  #613 21 Sept 2021 at 3.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Harvest moon last night, rising over Theale Lagoon.



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   Old Thread  #612 21 Sept 2021 at 3.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Furzebray lakes owner Tony has used our hook baits since we first started. Hes on here a couple of pages back with a Dinton 50. Heís a consultant for a couple of other companies now. Could not be more happy for him. Heís always honest and says a custom hook bait on their advertising. The custom hook baits have always been S2.











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   Old Thread  #610 21 Sept 2021 at 12.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers Mark - great service, quick delivery

I've eaten most of the S2's .
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   Old Thread  #609 20 Sept 2021 at 10.38am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Sam moved onto one of the Hollybush pits. Heís already had the second biggest in the lake, on just his second trip. GPB1.



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   Old Thread  #608 14 Sept 2021 at 7.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mwah mwah mwah.....
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   Old Thread  #607 13 Sept 2021 at 2.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Gonna be disappointed if I don't get a tub of Anthrax or a nailbomb instead of the hookbaits
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   Old Thread  #606 13 Sept 2021 at 1.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks mate will do
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   Old Thread  #605 13 Sept 2021 at 12.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Our work number is on the contact page of the website. Text or WhatsApp your full name to that number. They will have gone missing that long ago. We have a two week waiting time as indicated on the front page of website, but in reality 99% of people are getting their orders within 7-8 days.

Everything is tracked, but every now and then the odd parcel does go missing, but itís rare. They are likely at your local sorting office and the postman did not leave a card. Text the work number with full name on the order, the sorting office will only hold them for 14 days.
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   Old Thread  #604 13 Sept 2021 at 11.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
TCarper what's the easiest way to ask about an order I made mate? It's been a fair few weeks now.

Looking forward to getting these!
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   Old Thread  #603 12 Sept 2021 at 2.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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At least get some of the garlic baits, they really are something else
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   Old Thread  #602 10 Sept 2021 at 3.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What a cracker.👍
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   Old Thread  #601 10 Sept 2021 at 3.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wow what a fish,might have get an order in for some of these baits
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   Old Thread  #600 10 Sept 2021 at 3.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #599 10 Sept 2021 at 2.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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QuoteÖ As Mal would say Peace and Love.

And big carp. Donít forget big carp.

48lb6oz. New PB. Pink S2 cc and Manila snowman.





The very lovely Spencer (fermented maize bloke, dodgy subject) has also caught a load more on S2s and that dodgy maize. Unfortunately I canít post anymore of them on here, but one of them was absolutely immense. He has battered that lake in a few trips over the past few weeks.


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   Old Thread  #598 10 Sept 2021 at 2.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #597 10 Sept 2021 at 1.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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and Cam thats fair enough but I thought it was relevant as its Tcarpers thread and it's him who seems to be getting the brunt of it from the trolls.
As Mal would say Peace and Love
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   Old Thread  #596 10 Sept 2021 at 1.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Thanks Cam & Joss.

Tony (Bradders) Don't get yourself in trouble for me mate. I appreciate it very much indeed. Sometimes things cannot be resolved though. My life has never been any better. That is not the case for everyone.

Fishing, and this forum should be about happy stuff, something that we all love. Negative shizzle is better just walked away from. Smiling. xxx

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   Old Thread  #595 10 Sept 2021 at 1.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's not a question for this thread Tony tbh

if it's something you really need answered, maybe create a thread in the feedback area.
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   Old Thread  #594 10 Sept 2021 at 1.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes we do all have opinions and generally share them respectfully.I know I haven't always done so but I'm learning .The one thing I want to ask is why banned members can just come back on with a different user name and be allowed to continue to carry on
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   Old Thread  #592 10 Sept 2021 at 9.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I have tidied this thread up from last night as we want to keep it on the forum.

Joss's post above/below still stands..

Keep the thread relevant and it will stay, if not it goes, along with any users that get it to that point.

Start a "Science in Bait" thread by all means, that way if you are interested you can post in there, if not...then don't.

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   Old Thread  #578 9 Sept 2021 at 4.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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everyone...PLEASE dont make me spend hours of my time trawling through posts and delete.

Mods job can be difficult at times making decisions and not wishing to upset anyone.

TC has every right to post up on his thread regarding captures and questions etc.

I will however delete posts by ANYONE who turns it into material that provokes a row.

I dont want to, but i will
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   Old Thread  #573 8 Sept 2021 at 7.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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He has caught some seriously nice fish on your baits with that maize
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   Old Thread  #572 4 Sept 2021 at 10.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sorry. PM me your full name on the order mate I'll see what's gone on for you. They normally pick up from us on a Weds, but did not end up coming till Thursday. It might just be that. I've had a couple of others saying their stuff had not come too this week. We'll get it sorted don't worry.
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   Old Thread  #571 4 Sept 2021 at 1.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi mate, my order still hasn't arrived 😭 just thought I'd let you know ok
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Hi mate, you'll ave them by Friday, they would have gone today.

Sorry for the small delay, we are so incredibly busy at the moment. I could not even go fishing this week (sad face). Our turnaround time for most orders has still been 7-10 days, but the odd order is now getting up to 14 days like yours.
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   Old Thread  #569 1 Sept 2021 at 5.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi
Ordered two weeks ago but not received yet ☹️ any idea when?
TIA
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   Old Thread  #568 1 Sept 2021 at 11.22am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers fella.
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Spencer is on his first trip since that haul of 40ís. In the first 24 hours he has caught these. This time he fermented the maize until the pressure inside the sealed bucket forced its shape, from rectangle to round, till eventually the pressure blew the lid off of the bucket.

S2 balanced, with a bit of either HFCS fermented maize or tiger on top, fished over a couple of pouch fulls of the fermented maize.









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   Old Thread  #566 1 Sept 2021 at 10.08am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No it will not. Like the S2 they definitely get better with age. The only thing you might find is the balanced could need drilling. The pop ups can never get too hard, the high proportion of cork chunks in there keeps them needle friendly, however air dried out they get. The balanced will get really hard.
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No mate, none. Just keep them in your bag.
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   Old Thread  #564 31 Aug 2021 at 7.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Morning Mark.
I've got some of your GBP1 balanced, not had chance to use them yet as too busy working.
I've got a couple on the side drying out and getting firmer as a test. I'd like to mesh these babies up and leave them out. Question I'd like to ask you is, would air drying them for a week or so harm the precious garlic bacteria that you refer too? 🤔

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   Old Thread  #563 30 Aug 2021 at 11.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Iím looking to order some GBP1 & s2 Cc. How do they need to be stored - any special requirements?
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   Old Thread  #562 29 Aug 2021 at 9.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fish them in any situation mate. As a single, or over bait.
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   Old Thread  #561 28 Aug 2021 at 4.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What are you guys fishing these baits over, spread of another boilie? Particle? With bags? Singles?
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   Old Thread  #560 27 Aug 2021 at 8.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Ah sorry I stupidly read your original question wrong, I did not realise you wanted something different made. We will not be able to do any special/custom orders until at least October. No problem sending our normal products before then.

Sorry mate we are to busy until then to be able to do anything like that.

Regular European orders of 3 tubs or more, there is no extra postage, just order as normal from our website.
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   Old Thread  #559 26 Aug 2021 at 10.03am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice, what is the Best way to contact you for an order ?
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   Old Thread  #558 25 Aug 2021 at 3.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Sam & Craig again. I imagine the blokes on their Yateley syndicate are wondering what the hell they are doing to be catching so many.

Both GPB1



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   Old Thread  #557 25 Aug 2021 at 3.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi, we are still sending parcels to Germany yes (3 this week). We have only had one problem where an employee marked the customs form wrong and said it was bait. That was returned.
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   Old Thread  #556 24 Aug 2021 at 4.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi,
Custom hookbaits with EU delivery woud be possible at the moment ?
Thanks
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   Old Thread  #555 24 Aug 2021 at 10.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Whatís the wait like now, put an order in on the 11th?

Cheers, Alex.

Edit: scrap that theyíve arrived today. Many thanks, theyíll be on the rods Saturday.
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Itís definitely going to get bigger. It was 55 before spawning last year. 55 after spawning this. It has been a 6-7lb dropper after spawning previously. Everything in there is piling on the weight so fast. Im convinced this common was over 60 a few weeks before. Brutes, is a great description for the fish in there.

Thereís two mirrors that have always been bigger than her. All putting on a steady 5lb+ per year.

Incredible.
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   Old Thread  #552 22 Aug 2021 at 3.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's a brute of a common! Looks like it could easily go bigger too.
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Looking at some recent photos today on a rare day off this year where I'm not working or fishing. Some photos of that common off of my phone, that Iíve not even looked at previously.

The unhooking mat, is a Cotswold Aquarius Le Graviers XL mat. Itís 4ft x 2ft. That common is def wider across the back than 1ft.

23lb scaly Thames fish laying in exactly the same mat for comparison.





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   Old Thread  #549 19 Aug 2021 at 4.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Some mega captures 👊🏼
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Turns out I am allowed to post these after all.

All balanced S2, with a small fermented tiger on top from last couple of weeksÖ All since he first tried the fermented maize, tigers & peanuts using the high fructose corn syrup I recommend on the fermented maize thread. This is only the biggest ones he has caught. Heís absolutely ripped a pretty tough lake to bits to be fair.

40lb4oz


44lb15oz


41lb14oz


36lb15oz






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   Old Thread  #547 18 Aug 2021 at 1.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Mainly GPB1Ö Couple S2















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GPB1




S2


S2


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Yes mate. We always do loads of special orders from around the end of October.
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That sounds really interesting mark

What's the crack with custom orders? Is it possible to get different shapes?
I like to use pillow shaped bottom baits on the rivers, when you just squash the sausages on the table rather than roll them, is that something you'd do at a quieter time of year?
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I've written a quite extensive piece for our bait page.... It's coming up to a decade now that the S2 has been on sale. It's literally decimated lakes all over the UK, over and over again.

I spoken about the S2, the sugars, blah blah blah in the past. But there are still many secrets about the S2 that have never been mentioned. I've never spoken about the fat content in the S2. How those fats are made water soluble.

It's actually one of the biggest secrets, of the S2's success. It encompasses why hemp, tiger nuts, peanuts, fish meals and natural oils are all so attractive to carp. I stubbled across this long before SHB was ever created, by the curing of hook baits for my own fishing. One of the greatest byproducts of this process, is fats being made water soluble. Although it was never the intention, it was the ultimate prize.

Did you know.... Hemp contains virtually 40% fat. Peanuts are nearly 50% fat. Two of the most attractive things there are for a carp. Carp love fat. The tricky part is making that fat more water soluble.

I might post it up on here now things have calmed down in this bait section.

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   Old Thread  #542 11 Aug 2021 at 9.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Youíre welcome mate.

Sam is still clubbing them. A common he really wanted to catch. GPB1 crushed cork.



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   Old Thread  #541 11 Aug 2021 at 9.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers for the detailed answer, I have put in an order today for a couple of pots, look forward to giving them a go.
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As Gregg said you can trim or pierce the crushed cork.

First off, we only made cork balls. Being a 4mm skin of food around a solid cork ball. You cannot really pierce them, and if birds attack them constantly, being a 4mm skin they are susceptible when softer.

That was the whole reason I came up with the crushed corks. They still need to be individually palm rolled like a cork ball, as they are full up with 5mm lumps of cork, which as you can imagine is a nightmare to roll. What this produces though, is a solid ball, which can be pierced or trimmed... But retains all of the long term buoyancy of a cork ball, which is durable enough to be left out for a week if needed. (cork dust is rubbish).

Like a super cork ball as such.

They outsell the cork balls 5-1 now. The only people who still use the cork balls, are our older customers. I can see a time eventually when we stop selling cork balls altogether. The crushed corks are vastly better IMO.

For a start, they take on nearly twice as much of our liquids as a cork ball does. Twice as much goodness.
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Lovely ta, that makes sense
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   Old Thread  #538 10 Aug 2021 at 7.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Crushed Cork you can trim down were as a Cork ball you can't
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Whatís the difference between the crushed cork baits and a cork baller?
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Sam, who I posted all the photos of the other day, is on a Stoney & Friends charity social on the Car Park lake at Yateley. First ever night on the lake... Lovely fish. GPB1 crushed cork pop up. Sam is absolutely buzzing.



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Yes mate. It's granite, but there are some cracking fish in there. He'll have them now I rec. He only started back over there a few weeks ago.
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   Old Thread  #534 5 Aug 2021 at 8.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sam's I gather was the first carp out of there for 14 months too. One hell of a capture!
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To be fair, the lad at the bottom has been absolutely clumping them since Spring mate. The next bloke up is his mate. Sam & Craig. They fish one of the Yateley pits not sure which. All GPB1. They seem to catch tonnes every weekend, both have smashed their PB's this year.

Top photo is my close mate Sam. Him and his Dad stocked Mary, Mallins etc into Wraysbury... He's the same bloke who had that 32lb pike from the Thames with me. That fish is from the same poaching place as I caught that 40+ ex Thames fully four years ago. That fish of Sams is ex Thames too, they all are. That top one is 45+, again GPB1. The pit is not a poaching pit anymore, there's a very small syndicate on there now.

As far as I know that fully has not been caught since.
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Busy month Mark for customers
Very nice.

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   Old Thread  #526 26 Jul 2021 at 10.51am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Roughly a week mate at the moment as a general rule... Our next delivery goes out Weds. Get it done before that and I'll try my best to make sure it goes out on that delivery for you.
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What your turnaround times at the minute?
Iíve run out of s2ís
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   Old Thread  #524 21 Jul 2021 at 10.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thank you. Yes, on our 13mm GPB1 balanced.

I was finding it incredibly hard to use anything other than an S2... I've caught so many big carp on them over the past fifteen years... So when faced with a challenge of just 35 carp residing in 100's of acres... It was still all about an S2 for me. Since we introduced the garlic a couple of years ago, I've not fished at all. Work mainly, but a new missus, lots of travelling, means I'd only been carp fishing once in the past two years.

I planned to fish Theale every week this year from early spring if I could. When I lost my first two bites from the lagoon, the first was on a GPB1. I had three rods on a very tight spot at long range. Two S2, one garlic. All 13mm balanced. Second bite the next morning, again I had two S2 & one GPB1 out on the spot. It was the garlic that went again. That was enough for me... That day, even though I'd just lost two and was ready to string myself up... I'd found something... All three rods had garlics on when they went back out.

It feels totally alien to me to have had four bites, and none of them came on an S2. At a guess I'd say all of the carp in the lagoon, have been caught on an S2 over the past decade at least once before I got my ticket... Some like the biggun numerous times. They definitely like the garlics. Bodes well for me going forwards.
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Well done sir......

That is praise indeed for a product as they do not come out very often.
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May I just say what wonderful fish you have been catching Mr TCarper......

Bravo sir......All on your hookers naturally yes?

Top Draw.
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Thanks Wayne.

41lb Dinton black swan. Pink S2

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   Old Thread  #520 15 Jul 2021 at 7.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Top draw carp them Mark.......
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Thank you
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Smiles says it all well done on a top bit of angling.
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Nice, love a big zip

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Most of my carp from wingham came on s2👍
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12mm pink S2

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Thanks mate. I will try my best
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Perserverance paid off M, cracking fish those, 60 next no excuses
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Thank you.

I lost two, two weeks before too.
The first carp I lost to a hook pull, after a long protracted battle out in the boat. The following morning I lost a second in the pouring rain, when a 30lb fluorocarbon boom section was cut like cotton by zebra mussels in the weed. Both were very very large carp. I have a nasty feeling one of them was the 60+ mirror, as it had been guarding the spot before I lost the first fish. It only done four bites all of last year to the whole syndicate... So I was ready to top myself losing two!

The following week was even worse for me! I watched a fish show on me (anglers go ten years on there without seeing a carp show), but two nights running just before dark sailing boats trailing ropes wiped out all three rods. I was camping for two nights with no rods in the water at bite time when there were big carp on the munch.

I went home after that trip completely beaten. I really thought the chance would be gone.


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   Old Thread  #511 9 Jul 2021 at 1.56am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cracking fish - well done Mark!

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   Old Thread  #510 8 Jul 2021 at 5.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Immense!
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Not the best, as all self takes.

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Yes.. well in Mark. Couple of proper ones them..
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Mega captures them pal
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Brilliant Mark

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Mint them like mate is that with the garlic hemp to
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Well in mate two absolute crackers 🎣
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Theale lagoon, 55lb4oz & 41lb8oz 13mm GPB1 balanced

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No problem thanks for the reply
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Apologies Dean, I've been running around like a lunatic this week, I did not see your post.

They will be absolutely fine mate. I actually prefer the S2 and the Garlics when they are a tad older.
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some lovely fish there, quick question Mark, whats the 'shelf life' of the GPB1's? Had some just over a year. Had some cracking fish on them last year just checking they are good to go again this season
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Well done mate.
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Had my first of the year on a garlic zig at the weekend.
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Google as per thread title
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Yes mate very good pop ups and waters
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   Old Thread  #489 28 Apr 2021 at 1.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just read this thread and i can see some incredible fish 👏👏👏

Are all the mentioned products still for sale?
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Baits that work
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Top angling, fantastic picture, what a lovely memory.
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Loverly stuff

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Well done to all the lucky captors out there doing it
Great first picture. Ace.

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   Old Thread  #484 8 Apr 2021 at 10.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great to be out fishing again!

Lake record common, lovely photo. S2

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New Dinton record 52lb12oz. S2

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Lake record 60lb+ UK common on a day session. Lake rules mean it cannot be shown properly. Imense fish, GPB1.

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   Old Thread  #482 21 Sept 2020 at 8.11am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Thanks Mark
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Hi Rob, they went on Thursday, so should be in Holland with you Mon or Tuesday I'd guess.
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   Old Thread  #480 20 Sept 2020 at 7.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I have an almost full pot of the garlic for sale if anyone wants them, only used 3 or 4 max and been kept chilled since new..
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Hi Mark, when does my order comes?

Kind regards

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Much as Iím embarrassed to admit it; I find that the Ridge Monkey eezeknot works a treat with my putting pop ups on with floss even if though it makes that bell in my hat sound shriller than usual.
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Yeah will be fine
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Im just about to run out of my S2 corkballs.

Iím going to go for the smaller ones this time. Will they hold up a size 5 hook ok on a multi rig?

Would the crushed corks be more buoyant?

Maybe I should get the CCs and trim them down?
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Ricci again, with Blackspot spawned out at 54lb+. Second time he's had it, it's something like the eighth time the biggest fish in there has been caught on our hook baits (7 x on S2). First time it's been caught on the garlic as far as I know.

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His work mate Charlie had the big common out of Larky at 50lb+ on an S2 cork ball a couple of days later. New PB's for both.

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   Old Thread  #473 30 Jul 2020 at 9.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I hope you are all well and catching. I've not really had much chance to get on here for a while... Works been maniac.

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40lb+ S2 13mm cc

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Loads of recent photos of Ricci, top rod by some way on Wingham this Spring. All GPB1 CC pop ups or 13mm balanced. Most of these are 40's or upper 30's.

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   Old Thread  #472 5 Jul 2020 at 2.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Tie them on with floss maybe?
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Bait drill be your best bet mate
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   Old Thread  #470 4 Jul 2020 at 6.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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found a pot of s2 corkballs In the shed and Iíd say they are 18 months old.
They are rock hard to the point I am seriously struggling to get the bait screw into them.

Any tips to soften them up a bit?
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   Old Thread  #469 3 Jul 2020 at 1.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you have lost your sense of taste?

Seriously Iíd get a covid test done ASAP for peace of mind.

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   Old Thread  #468 3 Jul 2020 at 12.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Your not from Leicestershire are you?
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   Old Thread  #467 3 Jul 2020 at 12.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Like that the day I unwrapped them.
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   Old Thread  #466 3 Jul 2020 at 10.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Never had a problum with the s2 cc or cb smell nice and taste lovely and done well on the gpb1 the 1st batch i had of the gpb1 what started turning were evan better spoke to mark about them turning and he sent a new pot out straight away as he forgot to put the stabilizer in the 1st pot haha
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   Old Thread  #463 3 Jul 2020 at 9.46am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You haven't got a dry cough as well have you?
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Mate if your S2's don't taste of anything there is something up with them. S2's taste lush!
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Iíve used the S2 for a while, so not new to the baits and they have been consistent. I bought the Garlics when they were released and never really gave them a chance, but I see they have a strong following on here. They have been in the sealed tub with all my other hook baits no moisture. Maybe Iíll buy another pot to compare.
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   Old Thread  #460 3 Jul 2020 at 7.18am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just to add the S2 have a sweet caramel taste and a reasonably strong smell.

Have you had yours open in moisture?
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I wouldnít be putting the garlic ones into my mouth.

Itís all I use now, Iíve found the S2ís work well with and in bags. The garlics seem better over bait.

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My CC S2's don't taste of anything, not much smell either, still not caught on them.
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I was thinking with all the talk of how revolting the smell from the fermented garlic hemp was they might kick up a bit too. Perfectly willing to accept that my nose may have no relation to what a carp senses, was just curious as to others experience.
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Mine have a very subtle but "weird" smell, couldn't begin to compare it to anything and it certainly doesn't make me want to eat them! S2 on the other hand...
They (GPB) do seem to work though
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Now I know Iím not a carp, but do the garlic baits that you guys have smell/taste of anything? I bought during the rush when they were first released but never had a fish or much confidence in them. They have a very faint smell of the S2 baits and if I pop one in my mouth, pretty much nothing. S2ís on the other hand smell like caramel and taste very sweet.
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Iíve used old ones on a runs water and had runs.

I still change them daily on my syndicate buts just down to confidence Iím sure they would be fine.

I usually crush the old ones up and bag them
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Thanks Yonny.

Main reason I ask is Iíve just got the rods out after a week in the rod bag.
Both baits still on and look slightly washed out but smell is there, just wondered how effective the probiotic ingredient still is....
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I throw mine once they're reeled in but I'm happy to leave them out 48 hrs+ if appropriate.

I've reeled in after 48 hours-ish and the smell is still there, but obviously a bit washed out.
I don't doubt they'll catch if re-used, but I prefer to go fresh each time.

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Question for Mark then - just dry them off with kitchen roll & back in the tub?
Need to keep the rest dry right?

This won't go for my bottom baits either - no cork!
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   Old Thread  #451 2 Jul 2020 at 2.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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See post 247 mate.
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Couple of questions on the Garlic crushed corks....

How long do you think the flavour is effective for?
Would you leave the same hook bait out for a week say?
Would you use the same hook bait over two sessions a week apart?

Be interested to see what people think....
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Spencer, S2 crushed corks.

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Hi Dan, your order from last Thursday has gone this morning, should be there tomorrow, or Friday morning latest.

We are still getting all orders out within seven days currently.
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   Old Thread  #447 24 Jun 2020 at 10.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You too Christopher, well done mate good angling. Your whites went this morning.
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Well done Dean, good angling mate, keep smashing them.

Thank you for the kind words too.
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Text him on his phone and he will get back to ypu mate
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   Old Thread  #444 23 Jun 2020 at 3.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anyone know what the lead time is at the min? Orderd some hook baits last week and wondering how long till I get them? Doesn't seem to be easy to contact him.
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   Old Thread  #443 23 Jun 2020 at 2.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well pleased with the hookbaits thanks Mark, cant say what i actually had due to publicity rules but managed 5 fish in 2 nights on the garlics on a water where 15 fish a season is a right result....

Just ordered some S2 whites to try hopefully theyll be here by next weekend when i am next out...
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   Old Thread  #442 21 Jun 2020 at 12.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just want to say a big thanks to mark done 3 sessions on the s2 13mm pink crushed cork recently which I bought off him ages ago and never got round to giving them a proper go.. bad mistake on my part as on my first session I had a 35.4lb mirror and a 33lb common. Next time out I had a 31.12lb common and my latest trip I had the big common out at 49lb. Sent mark a picture of the big common this morning but due to a publicity ban on the water I cant post them up. The lake in question is full of old leneys and the mirror I had is as old as the hills and a very rare visitor to the bank. If you've not given Mark's specials a go then your missing out
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45lb+, a very sort after common. S4 13mm crushed cork.

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Pink S2

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White S3

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Hi Tony, sorry for the late reply, I replied just now.
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Hi Mark,

I dropped you a pm the other day. I appreciate you're exceptionally busy, but just let me know if it didn't arrive, otherwise I'll just wait for your reply. Thanks mate
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Thank you Sir, still a really fast turnaround especially considering how busy you must be! I look forward to using then.
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Triple Row. 49lb10oz... 12mm white S2 cork ball.

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Hi Chris, they went today, should be there tomorrow/Thurs. We are stupidly busy now, but at the moment everything is still going out of the door within a week.
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No mate, the virus has made a lot of plans have to be put on the back burner for now.

I was meant to be getting married in two weeks time in paradise... That along with so much else has had to be cancelled till a later date. Some fishing that I've been trying to get sorted out for over a decade now, has also suffered because of the poxy virus. And now work is incredibly busy indeed.
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   Old Thread  #433 1 Jun 2020 at 11.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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any idea on lead times at present? Ordered some garlic last week just wondered when i will likely recieve them? I guess you are snowed under at present
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   Old Thread  #432 29 May 2020 at 12.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just brought all my kit to start making my own bait please donít tell me a s2 freezer bait on the way Hopefully they will do a basemix. If his hookbaits are anything to go buy they will be winners.
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Any news on the S2 freezer baits ?
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   Old Thread  #430 28 May 2020 at 6.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Itís cleared me a spot in days on my local lake
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Some incredible looking carp getting caught!
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40lb GPB1 13mm balanced.

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35lb Black Swan 12mm S2 white cork ball.

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Sorry Joe I've not managed to get on here for a while, we've been so stupidly busy at work for the last few weeks, so I did not see this post. Yes the bucket needs to have an airtight lid mate. It's very simple to make, keep at it, it's so worth it mate.
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   Old Thread  #426 25 May 2020 at 10.30am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I gaffa taped mine as well... sinks like a brick and by god it works
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better start again
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Yes, air tight, anaerobic fermentation
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Hi I have tried making some tiger slime following the guide below but for what ever reason I canít get it to work? Does the bucket need to be air tight, as this is the only thing that I can think off that might have caused the issue.
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These tigers are looking good day two and they are getting proper gloopy
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Nice bit of light reading Mark
Keep safe.

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Insane looking big carp. The best I have seen for a long time. Magnificent creature.
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Incredible is the word
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Thatís a beast 👌🏼
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Incredible isn't it.

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Loving that first one
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Wow. What amazing creatures.
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That top one
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Won't be to long now hopefully.

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Yes mate. I use it to prepare my tigers with.
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Perfect thanks for the tips
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Worth using this corn syrup in with particles when in soak? I always use molasses when soaking maize but looking that extra bit
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Ripped from a US diabetes website...

How High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) Is Made

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is, as the name implies, corn syrup whose glucose has been partially changed into a different sugar, fructose. To make HFCS, you start with corn, then mill it to produce starch -corn starch. Starch, the most important carbohydrate in the human diet, consists of long chains of glucose. To make corn syrup, you mix the corn starch with water and then add an enzyme, produced by a bacterium, that breaks the starch down into shorter chains of glucose. Then you add another enzyme, produced by a fungus, that breaks the short chains down into glucose molecules. At that point, you have regular corn syrup.

To make the corn syrup into high fructose corn syrup, you turn some of its glucose molecules into fructose molecules by exposing the syrup to yet another enzyme, again produced by bacteria. This enzyme converts the glucose to a mixture of about 42 percent fructose and 53 percent glucose, with some other sugars as well. This syrup, called HFCS 42, is about as sweet as natural sugar (sucrose) and is used in foods and bakery items. HFCS 55, which contains approximately 55 percent fructose and 42 percent glucose, is sweeter than sucrose and is used mostly in soft drinks.

HFCS is a ubiquitous sweetener in America because itís so cheap here compared to sugar. The government placed production quotas on domestic sugar and an import tariff on foreign sugar in 1977, but it subsidizes corn production by paying growers. Consequently, the U.S. and Canadian prices of sugar are twice the global price, while corn syrup is cheap.
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Hi Christopher. High fructose corn syrup is quite hard to get hold of in the UK mate... It's use in food production is pretty frowned upon in Europe, as it's considered far more 'addictive' than other sweeteners, and it's use is also linked to diabetes and other health problems.

The Americans and Asians love it though, it's in so many sweet US food and drink products. Maybe why they have such an obesity problem

It's the sugars from maize production. I've always got mine off of Amazon, but you can also get it from your local Asian wholesaler as Rabs mentioned. Daesang corn syrup off Amazon is good stuff. Comes in a 5KG bottle for around £15 delivered I think it was. I always add a bit of extra fructose powder to this, as the American stuff which we cannot get here has a higher fructose content. (Hence the name).

Carp absolutely love it.
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I take it my 1KG jug of Golden Syrup wonít work
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It could well be I'm not sure, I use the chung jung one brand and it's worked well for me.
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but isnt the corn syrup for sale in the UK flavoured with vanilla and 'light'?
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You'll find the corn syrup in most oriental grocers.
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Just putting together the ingredients for the tigers. Is the high fructose corn syrup banned in the UK?

All I can get is the golden syrup type stuff?
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They will be absolutely fine Rob.
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Hi Mark,
Iíve just found a pot of GPB1 baits that I mislaid last year, will these be ok to use later this year ( not too late hopefully!) ?
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Great stuff Barry, they look good!

A bit of liquid flavour/hydro into that gelatine, just not to much to stop the gelatine from setting. I bet you can get quite a bit of liquid into it though, without any problems.
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Thanks Mark, I'll leave them in the cupboard, not like I'm in a rush to get out..

While I was doing it i thought I could add pretty much anything to the gelatine mixture, I'll experiment further next time.

These were some seasoning, betaine and pdfm.

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These were the same but with added crayfish powder which gives them a coarser finish, it was my last batch and i was a bit low on powder so they aren't covered quite as well.

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Nice one mate will put a order in next week probs go for white and yellow will let you know soon as av sold me gear i have on ebay👍
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I thought it was you mate. We had someone order a shed load of S3 as a special order yesterday, 66 tubs of various colours. So we'll have some in dark red, pink and yellow, as well as the whites now mate.
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Yeah was me mate havnt got round to ordering them yet mate got a few bits and bobs on eBay just waiting for them to sell then al be putting a order in for some next week will text mid week to see if any are left 👍
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Sorry Tim I did not see this the other day we have been really busy this week. Glad it is all sorted for you now.
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Hi Gregg, was it you I spoke to about this via text the other day? I know I spoke to someone about white S3's.
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They will dry fine Barry, just keep them somewhere away from kitchen/bathroom steam/moisture, so they fully dry out. They will look dry mate, but then when you put them into a tub and do up the lid... The coating will become soft and gooey again after a couple of days if they are not dried out properly. They really need thoroughly drying out for a long period. If not using a radiator I'd leave them out drying for 7-10 days at least in that cupboard. When I used to make them for myself on the radiator... I would leave them for at least 48 hours with the radiator on all day long both days.

I've been sent loads of photos over the past couple of days from anglers who have made some up like you. A Stoneacres angler sent me a bunch of photos of his, they looked the ********. He had added flavours to the gelatine as well, which is something I never tried myself.

You're very welcome Barry.
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Iíve had loads of tench mate.
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Iíve just made a batch of these for the first time, thanks for sharing this

Iím not in a position to be leaving plates of hookbaits on radiators unfortunately, however half an hour after the cooling stage they seem fine, plenty of powder seems to be welded to the baits, I guess if they are left to dry further in a dark cupboard they should be fine?
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Marks hookbaits are second to none. I've had the same problem with the odd corkball /pop up that didn't perform.
I generally pop some foam under the hookbait to balance it how I want it.
I'm a big fan of two pink 13mm s2's on a ronnie.
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All sorted! Tested 3 other pop-ups in the tub and they all seemed perfectly buoyant, very odd.
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   Old Thread  #385 14 Apr 2020 at 5.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Had no probs with any i have had the not balanced you have received or orded are they
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Just taken delivery of some 13mm S2 CC's and was just wondering how buoyant most people found them? Just tried them out on a Size 6 Krank on a ronnie with a micro hook ring swivel, no putty and they couldn't hold the hook up at all. Just wondering if I've got a dodgy batch because that doesn't seem buoyant enough to me?

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going to be giving the coating process a go next week!
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Alright mark hope ya well ya got any s3 white cc pop ups specials ready
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Thanks Tim, you take care too mate.
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Mark,
Thanks for sharing the ĎDry Tigersí guidance. I have been quietly been using Coked Tigers to sometimes devastating effect over here for a while. Like the upgrade potential!!
Hope you and yours are well, take care these next few weeks, mate.
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Received mine today.... cheers
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   Old Thread  #378 3 Apr 2020 at 11.41am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Had a few tench on the F1ís awhile back hadnt caught tench from water for about 5 year before this.
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Any one had tench on the 12mmers
Thinking of getting some of them for ireland
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Tell you what Mark, you donít **** around, the tips that you offer people and the baits you sell must make a lot of people happy. Taking peopleís fishing to a completely different level

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I really liked the Dunns River Caribbean BBQ seasoning personally Stephen for warm water use, which I mentioned in that post. It's very high in salt (37%) plus a load of herbs & spices, which give it a nice tasting kick. It worked very well for me straight off the bat too at Burghfield. It also made a nice coating in practical terms, one that lasted well when immersed. The rough outside of one of our crushed cork pop ups, holds the coating exceptionally well, better than a cork ball does I found with these BBQ S2.

In cold water, I'd personally be wanting a milks/betaine/fruit enhancer mix of powders myself. The world is literally your oyster though. The more the merrier! Milkshakes, powdered desserts, loads of stuff in the supermarket you can incorporate into a coating.

You could try mixing some BBQ seasoning, with powdered betaine... That will work mate.

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Toffee or caramel on s2 melted over and left to dry will be good i think I think gunna give it a go next time i do a shop
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   Old Thread  #373 2 Apr 2020 at 10.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi mark if you was to coat your s2 baits what would be the one powder you would use if you was only going to do it once and wanted to make sure it was 100% bang on?
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Sounds great! will definitely be giving it a good go with a few different mixes. Will take some pics and get them up once done.

I think I am mixing up what you do to get the goodness into your hookbaits with the coating stage

If others are going down the coating route - we should get a thread specific for that setup, exchange coating recipes, successes and failures
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S2ís are great, Iíve had bites on them on every lake Iíve fished UK and abroad
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Hi Neil. You could try mate, all you could mess up is a few hook baits if it did not work. I've never tried that myself, I have always just coated them the once. Doing them once does not affect the buoyancy to much, the coating also lasts a long time when placed into water anyway.

They pick up an incredible amount of powder just doing them once. (You'll be surprised just how much powder you actually use.) They pick up the bulk of it obviously when first placed into the bowl of powders... But they will pick up a lot more when on the baking tray before and after the oven treatment, and even more for the first hour which they are drying on the radiator.

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I only just noticed, that the copy and pasted post I put onto here, was to many words for one post... Consequently the last couple of paragraphs of text were missing from the original post. I've added those paragraphs, to the top of the following post, which contains the photographs.
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Hi Mark,

Very keen to give this a go, rolling some hookbaits this weekend to coat in Liver Powder.

1 question - can this process be repeated 2,3,4 times to build up layers of coating?

I am sure I have read from you before about doing this several times to get the best effect?

Oh and some lucky bugger on a Shefford water has a free pot of Garlic popups, where i left them there first time out with them


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they definitely work
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looking at giving specialised hookbaits a go. seems that s2 does quite well so going with that one
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Thank you Paul
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Hi Tom, we can do them for you as a special order. We have some white 17mm S3 balanced already done. No 13mm left, but we can do them for you. Send us a text on our work mobile mate.
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Sorry just read itís time critical thanks all again.

Stay safe and well
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One more question... would freezing kill it?
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Thanks all
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Thanks for this - excellent post and generous of you to share.

Got some Chinese salt and pepper seasoning from Home Bargains that I'll be playing with
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Take some dry tiger nuts. You need some high fructose corn syrup, some raw cane and Demerara sugars. No Cola, no energy drinks. All contain to many other man made nasties, to reach fermented nirvana with a tiger nut. It's just not happening with these things. I wrote about cola tigers donkeys years ago... There are much better ways though. Here are two of them. One way is dry after cooking, similar to the maize. The other is wet, to produce tiger slime. Real tiger slime. Both are deadly. For hook baits, I prefer the dry after boiling way. For baiting purposes, the tiger slime cannot be beaten. It's solubility, and draw power is hard to match. Prepared correctly, it sinks like a brick. It will permeate into the bottom, and they will dig for it long after no food is present. For tiger slime. Take 1kg of dry tigers. Soak in warm sugared water from the kettle, for twenty four hours. Not to much raw cane sugar for the soaking/boiling purpose. Once the tigers are full size. Boil them for twenty minutes. Place the tigers, and all of the water into a large bucket. Add more boiling water. The water should now cover the tigers by no more than three inches. Whack a load of cane sugar in. Whack a load of Demerara sugar in. Whack a good slug of high fructose corn syrup. Stir it all up. Place next to a radiator for three days. What you are looking to achieve, is a very thick slime. This will start to develop after three days. By day four or five, they will be at their very optimum. This slime, is absolutely electric. It's full of fermenting tiger goodness. I use the slime and some of the tigers for baiting purposes. I freeze the rest of these tigers. I like to produce more slime for my angling, than I need tigers to use. They get used on the river at some stage for baiting. The slime is where it is at, with that one though. It's very time specific, and you cannot control that slime, with salt or preservatives.



For hook bait tigers and free bait. Follow the same process, exactly. After boiling, drain all of the water away. Place back into the bucket steaming. Add a load of raw cane and Demerara sugar. A big old handful. Add some high fructose corn syrup, just a couple of table spoons. Shake it all up. And place onto a radiator with the lid on tight, for three days minimum. Keep shaking them whilst on the radiator. The sugar and heat, will help create some of mother natures magic inside the nut. The corn syrup, will coat the outside of the tigers with the sugars. This stops air getting to them, and allows magic to work inside of the nut far better. This is fermentation of a tiger nut. After three days, I like to add a handful of natural salts to them. These are now electric, for another five days. After this they will start to smell of alcohol. They will work well still, but are no where near as effective in my eyes after five days. I do not freeze them. I make them, when I need them. A very small handful of these, less is more... A small handful of electric maize, is really all that is needed. Use these on top of your normal feed situation with freezer baits. They will improve it, massively so.
In the photographs, is a 40lb+ fully scaled. In it's mouth, is a pink crushed cork S2 17mm pop up. With a turbo charged tiger nut on top. Holding up a size 4 hook and metal work. A snow man, on a stiff hinge rig... Great rig mechanics, two different hook baits, charged with electricity. This fish was caught from a totally natural UK pit. It has no silly name. From a gravel bar, cleared of all weed, by tiger slime mainly, and big carp. They ripped it to bits. Dug it out. Pretty simple to catch, when you drive them wild first.
Good luck, you will not need it, not if you prepare those particles correctly above. 😎
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   Old Thread  #358 30 Mar 2020 at 10.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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T Carper - out of interest do you do the s3 in balanced? on the website you only have the pop ups

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I'll find it for you mate. I should have it somewhere on my computer, or on our Faceache somewhere. I'll have a look for you today after work.
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T carper... you once put a guide on marking tiger slime on here but i canít find it.


Any chance you can add it again?
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   Old Thread  #355 29 Mar 2020 at 2.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I always rated the S1, had a double hook up on them on a syndicate lake that had otters on it 300yards away at the time, when you first marketed the 1+2. It was unheard of
Thanks for posting the advice and tips.
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   Old Thread  #354 29 Mar 2020 at 2.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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...Place the plate on a warm radiator. For the first two hours that the plate is on the radiator, you need to swirl the plate around every twenty minutes or so, making sure that none of the hook baits are stuck together, or to the plate itself. They will still pick up a touch more powder. If you do not have a double radiator, that a plate will sit on, use a coffee table and stacking on the table with something suitable to be able to rest that plate onto of the radiators top. After the first two hours swirling, you can just leave the hook baits to dry over a 48 hour period. The ceramic plate acts like a small warming table once it warms up, it's important to use a real plate to dry the coating and not a plastic one for that reason.

Once the hook baits are fully dried, put them into a tub, and they are ready to be used whenever you need them. The coatings will not come off inside the tub, you have literally welded them to the outside of the hook bait, with a pure natural protein, fully water soluble gelatine mixture. The moment the coating is wet, liquid transfer from inside the hook bait itself is immediate, through the coating. The coatings, depending on the coarseness of powder used/ water temperatures, will last from eight to twelve hours out in the lake. Test one in the edge, or in a bowl of water at home.

Try to keep the lid screwed up tight in damp weather, as the coatings do not react that well with moisture. If you ever fish on a foggy night and the coating gets damp in the tub from moisture in the air whilst opening... Just pop them on a plate and dry them back out on the radiator when you get home. They will be as good as new again.

Something to do whilst stuck at home... When you can get out and finally go fishing again... You'll get a massive buzz catching loads of fish on something you made yourself, whilst stuck at home.

Take care of you and yours, and stay safe all.

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   Old Thread  #353 29 Mar 2020 at 2.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Something for you all to do to avoid boredom whilst stuck at home.... Hard coating your hook baits in the powders of your choice.

I posted this on social media yesterday, it's very simple to do... With items you will all already have at home in your bait making kits. Gelatine can be got from the bakery isle of most supermarkets, or for pennies delivered to your front door from auction sites. I'll pop some photographs in the following post. Any powdered coating you so wish can be used, absolutely anything at all... From Betaine, to GLM... And anything at all in between. The first hook bait we ever sold alongside the S2, was the hard coated S1. We only stopped selling these various coated hook baits last year, as the time consumption of the drying process of this coating, on such a grand scale... Became to much of a time constraint to us, in as far as for filling our orders in a timely manner. Since we stopped selling our coated hook baits, our time frame for deliveries, has been in a much greater place because of it ever since.

That does not stop you from doing it yourself, on a much smaller scale at home though. Applying powdered coatings to your hook baits, can really give them an extra edge. Depending on the powders used, this will last up to eight hours in warm water, or up to twelve hours in cold water. Slowly pinging off particles of your chosen powder.

What you will need. Some hook baits. These will need to be quite buoyant, if you are wanting to coat pop ups, as the coating will add a small amount weight, until it eventually dissolves. Any shelf life hook bait can be coated, bottom baits, wafters or pop ups, as long as they are shelf life. You will need an oven, some powdered gelatine, standard small packets from the baking isle of the supermarket are fine. Really cheap on the auction site too, and delivered to your door. A baking tray, some tin foil, a saucepan, a couple of bowls and two small plates. There is nothing complicated, it's a very simple process indeed. The powdered coating, is completely down to you. Any powders that you have at home... Appetite simulators, powdered sweeteners, savoury seasonings, milks... The list is absolutely endless... Your kitchen already likely contains a few hidden gems in the cupboards! I hard coated some S2 crushed corks, in a Caribbean BBQ seasoning a few years ago, just for my own personal fishing... A very salty, strong tasting seasoning in a jar from the supermarket. I choose that particular seasoning, simply because it just tasted and looked right to me. The very first time I tried one of these BBQ coated S2 on one rod, I caught a 43lb mirror from Burghfield, within just thirty minutes of the coated hook bait being in the water. Lots of the coating was still on the bait, even after playing the fish in from distance. (First two photos). You get to pick what mixture you coat them in, and when you catch on them for the first time, it will give you an extra buzz.

The hook baits which you are going to hard coat, need to be thoroughly dried before you start. First, you need to mix up some gelatine powder with water. Do this in a bowl, with boiling water underneath it in a saucepan. This stops the gelatine from burning, and allows you to heat the gelatine back up gently, if it starts to set whilst you are preparing your hook baits. A couple of inches of water in a saucepan, with a ceramic cereal bowl placed inside the saucepan sitting in the water. Heat the water in the saucepan first, then mix your gelatine solution inside the ceramic bowl with boiling water. You really do not need to go crazy with the gelatine. It only takes a small amount to set a pint of water. You will only be using a fraction of this amount of water to coat a few tubs of hook baits. Add the gelatine until your water just starts to thicken slightly. If you add to much, you can always add a bit more boiling water. Have your powders already mixed in a bowl that you wish to coat your hook baits in. Place your hook baits, a few at a time into the gelatine solution and stir them around with a spoon, ensuring they are completely covered. Take the hook baits out with a spoon, draining them on the side of the bowl as you do so. These wet hook baits should be put onto a clean plate, and swirled around to remove excess gelatine. Then simply tip the hook baits into your bowl of powders. Use a clean spoon to move the hook baits around in the bowl of powders, ensuring that all the hook baits are completely covered in the powders. Transfer these hook baits to an oven tray, which is covered in tin foil to avoid sticking, and has a thin layer of your powders on. Never fill the tray more than half full with hook baits, or they will stick when placed into the oven. Swirl the oven tray around, ensuring that the hook baits pick up even more of the powdered coating. You will find that once they have sat on the tray for a few minutes, they will become damp on the outside again, and more powder can be picked up by swirling them around. Your oven should be pre heated, at a temp of 120 degrees with the fan on if your oven has one. Place the baking tray inside the oven for approximately 40 seconds to a minute... All you are looking to do at this stage, is remove a touch of the water from the gelatine. If you keep them in the oven for to long, they will stick together and turn into a horrible stuck together mess! 40 seconds-one minute, then take them out and swirl around on the oven tray... They will pick up even more powder. Transfer these hook baits to a small ceramic plate or similar, and apply a bit more powder. Put them somewhere cold, like just outside the back door for five minutes. These are now 'set', but still need to be dried thoroughly. We have a drying unit at work for the hook baits, but when I first started making these coated hook baits for my own personal use... I used a radiator, just like you can at home. Place the plate on a warm radia
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   Old Thread  #352 23 Mar 2020 at 10.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well done James!

The yellow ones are the S4 mate. You're right. There is nothing you can buy off of the shelf that compares to them. Mainly because they are not a bulk standard pop up mix, the base mix of every single hook bait we make, is high grade food. We only use natural cork for our buoyancy, which allows us to use much heavier, entirely food based base mixes. The corks buoyancy also allows us to cure them repeatedly in heavy liquids, without affecting the buoyancy.

I had a lovely PM from another member yesterday, telling me he himself had bagged a couple of 40's and a mid thirty fully scaled. Messages like yours and his, are a great distraction to all this mess which is going on around us at the moment. So thank you again.

You'll continue to slay them mate.
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   Old Thread  #351 22 Mar 2020 at 5.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
bit of a coincidence this but I brought some of your pop ups around 6 months ago but due to my little girl being ill I haven't had the chance to do any fishing until the last few weekends. My syndicate has been fishing tricky no fish out for a few weeks at a time I started of on some high attract pop ups (yellow and white) couldn't get a take despite fish being active and right on me. I then switched over to your garlic pro biotic and your yellow pop ups sorry I cant remember the name the pen on the lid has rubbed off in the rain. same spot as before same colour and the yellow went twice couple of low twenties first fish of the year.

went for a night Friday lake was very busy all the best pegs taken no fish out that week despite the fish being active. both of my rods on yellow chucked to showing fish a hour later first 30 of the year and only person to catch the last few weekends. never giving much thought into bait I have been quite happily picking my pop ups of the shelf but there is clearly a gap of some distance between the off the shelf pop ups and the ones you offer so much so my fruity ones have been demoted back to the cupboard. only problem is that i have just ordered a load of flavours to start rolling my own pop ups and wafters for the first time. when i should of just brought a years supply of yellows

there so unique i dont even think i could get close trying to roll my own. but credit where its due i will be using them alongside my homemades this year
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   Old Thread  #350 22 Mar 2020 at 1.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks Wayne.
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   Old Thread  #349 21 Mar 2020 at 4.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Welcome back Mark.......
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   Old Thread  #348 21 Mar 2020 at 2.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
How are we all?

All good I hope and no one has this disgusting virus. I've been in Brazil for the past three weeks. I came home on Thursday to armageddon in the UK. I travelled via Paris/GDG... I've never seen anything like it. A completely empty airport, all duty free shops and stores in the airport shut. No one about at all (which I was very pleased about to be fair). My flight from Brazil to Paris had just twelve passengers on board. My flight from Paris to London had just five passengers. Heathrow was completely empty. Far less passengers than you would normally expect at our busiest airport.

I was sorely tempted to ride this out in Brazil, which is one of the last countries to be effected by the virus. But even Brazil as I left had a massive spike in cases, and panic was starting to set in there too. I was advised by the British embassy to try and get back if I could, which swayed my thinking in the end. It was very hard to know what to do in reality, stay with loved ones in Brazil, or get back to loved ones in the UK. My thinking was that we had enough stock to keep things running in the UK for around a month. But I was advised by someone from the embassy, that a world wide travel ban was likely coming, and would last from three months, to a year. I had to get back in reality under those circumstances.

As I'm sure all of you who have been ordering well know, all orders have been going out for the past few months in around a week currently. Ever since I stream lined the products that we sell last year, order times have been in a much greater place. We are still ticking over with orders currently, but after an incredibly busy start to the year... Things have slowed down considerably orders wise over the past week understandably with all this chaos going on.

My son is a paramedic in Berkshire, so I've been hearing first hand from him how badly this virus has been hitting our country over the past two weeks. (None of which reach the official figures). It's been scary hearing the cases he is attending daily going up and up every single day. His mother, my ex wife was diagnosed with the virus last week, and has spent ten days in isolation in hospital since first diagnosed. She is 46, with no previous medical conditions... But was hit very hard by this. For five days she was on a ventilator, unable to breath unaided. Luckily she has improved massively over the past few days, and they are talking about letting her go home within the next few days. While I have been in Brazil, I've seen so much stuff on social media, talking as though this is all some conspiracy, when nothing could actually be further from the truth. My son has been attending so many cases on a daily basis, all with the same symptoms and a great difficulty breathing.

I had to visit the supermarket yesterday, I went at 7am when they first opened. I've never seen anything like it, absolute carnage at 7am. Very little stuff on the shelves, and all of that had gone by 7.15am. I managed to get some food, and very luckily I had brought back 15 toilet rolls in my suitcase from Brazil because there was nothing like that at all on the shelves. No sugar, no pasta, no tea bags, most of the food I managed to get were the last or close to it items on the shelf. What really surprised me, was no one in the supermarket (100's it was packed) apart from me and a few others were wearing face masks.

All of our current orders from the past week will be going out on Monday. Hopefully this will all pass soon. I'm meant to be getting married in June, already that is looking very unlikely to happen in this current situation. Stay safe all of you, and keep your loved ones safe too.
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   Old Thread  #347 12 Feb 2020 at 5.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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received my order thanks for the extras ya sent with them the look and smell spot on just need to get out and use them now 👍
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   Old Thread  #346 10 Feb 2020 at 11.24am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well done Perry
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   Old Thread  #345 9 Feb 2020 at 10.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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31lb 10oz Storm Ciara Common on the S3's you chucked in as a freebie...
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   Old Thread  #344 7 Feb 2020 at 11.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You're very welcome Ian. Your current order went yesterday afternoon, and should be there today for you.

The Spring rush has started very early this year, we are incredibly busy at the moment for early Feb. All current orders apart from seven, containing white S2 13mm cc or GPB1 went out yesterday. All of these will be going on Monday morning.

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   Old Thread  #343 7 Feb 2020 at 11.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Monday they will go out mate.
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   Old Thread  #342 6 Feb 2020 at 9.45am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just put another order in for some S2's and S3's this morning Mark.

Forgot to thankyou for the yellow S2 samples you sent with my previous order. 👍

Regards,

Ian.
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   Old Thread  #341 5 Feb 2020 at 3.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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just put order in mate
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   Old Thread  #340 1 Feb 2020 at 1.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The same price as the GPB1 mate.

We had an incredible time thanks. 32 degrees most days, the only bummer was I got so burnt on my head/shoulders on the second day... My eyes swelled up and nearly closed, it looked like I'd been ten rounds with Tyson. . I was like this for five days... From then on the hat and shirt had to stay on permanently.

It's such a beautiful country... One day I will sod off and live there. It will have to be Marlin fishing instead of carp.
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   Old Thread  #339 1 Feb 2020 at 12.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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how much are they mate how was Brazil
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   Old Thread  #338 1 Feb 2020 at 11.11am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Type specializedhookbaits.co.uk into your browser mate.

We currently have a shed load of GLM-S2 & GLM-GPB1 crushed corks on their final cures. These will be sold as special orders from next week when they are ready. Both are fishmeal variants of the S2 and GPB1 CC, with pre digested and GLM added. We have them in 13 & 16mm crushed cork pop ups, and 13 & 16mm balanced bottom baits.
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   Old Thread  #337 1 Feb 2020 at 11.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No worries Stephen, just remember to text me when you have done it.
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   Old Thread  #336 31 Jan 2020 at 10.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ok, thanks. I wasnít sure if it was via pm on here or Facebook etc.
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   Old Thread  #335 31 Jan 2020 at 9.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes mate it was me, Iíll get that order across tomorrow been a cock up with my wages today
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   Old Thread  #334 31 Jan 2020 at 7.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Go on the website and order them...
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   Old Thread  #333 31 Jan 2020 at 7.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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How do I go about ordering some of these s2 crushed corks?
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   Old Thread  #332 29 Jan 2020 at 4.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Some cracking looking fish there!
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I've been away for the whole of January as Pooter so kindly wrote, I hope that you are all well. I still cannot access this forum from my iPhone. For some reason the username and password do not work on there, only on my Mac at home.

I got back yesterday morning Stephen, is it you that I spoke today via text mate? I'm assuming so.

While I have been in Brazil all orders have been going out. We are totally up to date today.

James Sherman has been having them whist I have been away, here with a couple of nice January Frimley carp. The big fully again at 43lb+. White S2 13mm crushed corks as always. He really has ripped Frimley this season at weekends.

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   Old Thread  #330 29 Jan 2020 at 4.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice one Ian.
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   Old Thread  #329 13 Jan 2020 at 1.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Topped up on S2 Crushed Corks today...
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   Old Thread  #328 13 Jan 2020 at 1.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #327 13 Jan 2020 at 1.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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cheers mate, any idea when he's back?
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   Old Thread  #326 13 Jan 2020 at 12.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Mark is unable to sign in so he's sent this message ;

" Hello mate I hope you are well. I just see the CF post. Would you do me a massive favour and go on there and tell him we have a shed load of F1 crushed corks drying right now. They will be ready next week. If you could also put that all orders are going out while Iím away. "
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   Old Thread  #325 12 Jan 2020 at 1.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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He's in Brazil chap.
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   Old Thread  #324 12 Jan 2020 at 1.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi mark, just wondering when the F1s are available to order
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Haven't been out much at all lately managed a few nights after Christmas and bagged a nice 25lb common on an S2 as well as a near 6lb Bream, nobody on the syndicate thought there were any bream left in the pond there hasn't been any caught for donkeys years.
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   Old Thread  #322 30 Dec 2019 at 2.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Same to you and yours Mark. Hope you keep helping angler's put fish that matter on the scales.
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   Old Thread  #321 24 Dec 2019 at 12.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You to mate av a good en 🎅🍻🥂👍
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   Old Thread  #320 24 Dec 2019 at 11.03am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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And you Mark
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   Old Thread  #319 24 Dec 2019 at 10.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Merry Christmas all.

I hope you and yours all have a fantastic Xmas and new year.
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   Old Thread  #318 15 Dec 2019 at 5.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I recently took the plunge and recieved my baits from Mark very quickly. Put them on all rods for a weekend session and blanked... because I lost two fish.
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   Old Thread  #317 14 Dec 2019 at 4.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Stephen. Sorry mate we have no F1 left now, we sold out of all we had made. We will be doing some more just after Xmas.
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   Old Thread  #316 14 Dec 2019 at 12.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
How i got mine you txt him in his work phone what you want then he will tell you what to order off his site then they get posted just put a order in for a pot ad s2 balanced mark👍
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   Old Thread  #315 11 Dec 2019 at 11.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Mark,

how do i go about ordering some f1 balanced baits?

thanks,
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Less than a week Greg. We were completely up to date with all orders bar one, as of Monday just gone... Everything from this week is going out today and tomorrow. You'll have them in plenty of time for Xmas mate.

Now is the time of year we are able to do special orders for people. A lot of that at the moment.
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   Old Thread  #313 10 Dec 2019 at 6.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What's the turn around at the min mate after a pot or 2 for Xmas presants
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   Old Thread  #312 9 Dec 2019 at 12.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thatís a stunner
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   Old Thread  #311 9 Dec 2019 at 12.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Stunner that like mate proper lump
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   Old Thread  #310 9 Dec 2019 at 10.10am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
James Sherman again. He had three this weekend from Frimley, including Charlie's Mate at 51lb12oz. White S2 crushed corks as always for Jim. The bloke has had a truly incredible carp catching year.

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   Old Thread  #309 6 Dec 2019 at 1.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I did not see your post before you deleted it Bristol? Anything interesting?
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   Old Thread  #308 4 Dec 2019 at 1.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #307 4 Dec 2019 at 11.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sorry Jim for the late reply, I've been in Brazil for the past two weeks on a last minute birthday trip to see my fiancee. I hope you're all well.

Any of the S range are lethal in the winter Jim (S2, S3, S4), but the Garlic should surpass even all of those for cold water form this winter. While I have been away in the sunshine, I saw that Cam the MOD has been catching some nice cold water carp on the Garlic alongside DNA freezer baits.

Gary Watton (who's completely deaf) has been having some lovely fish on our S4 alongside ABS freezer baits since the temps really dropped, as he always does. One of these photo's it had been - 4 that morning in England with heavy frosts.

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Before the S2's release to the public, I caught more cold water carp from Walthamstow than anyone ever had before over a few freezing cold months, I was told by the people who run it. I had an extraordinary amount of big carp, when the temps were absolutely bitter. (Best day was eight stunning twenties and two thirties). The S2 has exceptional cold water form...It's almost not fair on the fish using S2's in late winter/early spring. But any of the S range are just as good. As I said before, the GPB1 will be even better. I have always loved my winter carping, so any hook baits we make has to produce the goods in the winter.

I just want to be back in the sun . I left Brazil on Monday, where the temps were a constant 32-40 degrees all of the time I was there.... I got a massive shock to the system landing at Heathrow Tuesday morning, where it was bloody freezing!

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   Old Thread  #306 3 Dec 2019 at 1.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi,

I am sure Mark will reply in a bit, but the S2's have always been great for me in the winter. This will be the first winter for me trying the Garlic's alongside them.

Cheers
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   Old Thread  #305 3 Dec 2019 at 11.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mark which in your range as best winter form
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   Old Thread  #304 5 Nov 2019 at 8.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sorry Paul, my mistake, I thought they were all on the garlic.

Top stuff anyway mate
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   Old Thread  #303 5 Nov 2019 at 8.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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For the sake of truth...

The fully-scaled was actually on an S2 CC + B5 (double bait)

The other 2 were GPB CC + B5 (double bait)

Both fished over about a dozen B5's.

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   Old Thread  #302 5 Nov 2019 at 6.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Carpforum regular Keebs, has very kindly allowed me to show these. It's not about the size with these fish, it's all about where they were caught from. A notorious monster ressie in Southern England. Great captures from Paul... I've been willing him to have a proper chunk all summer... It will come mate!

GPB1 crushed corks over shellfish B5.

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   Old Thread  #301 5 Nov 2019 at 6.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Will do mate.
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   Old Thread  #300 5 Nov 2019 at 1.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Top man cheers mark. Pm me with details
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   Old Thread  #299 5 Nov 2019 at 1.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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We can do them for you mate.
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   Old Thread  #298 5 Nov 2019 at 12.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mark do you do any pale yellow wafters ? Like the S4
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   Old Thread  #297 3 Nov 2019 at 6.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
GTI Jesus (Scotty) 40+ Roach Pit GPB1 13mm balanced.

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   Old Thread  #296 3 Nov 2019 at 6.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Alan Cripps UK 38 & 39lb GPB1 crushed corks

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