Boilies! There aren’t enough good things to say about this marvelous bait. However, with such a vast array of boilies now being introduced into the carp fishing industry, it may be difficult for some, to decide what’s actually best suited to their fishing.
By no means are we experts in the matter, however after trying lots of different brands, shapes, and sizes of boilies we’ve managed to get a good idea of what works best and when. For that very reason, we’ve decided to create this article going through what boilies actually are, and where they work best and we’ll be letting you in on our top picks for boilies on the market today:
Sticky Baits Manilla Shelf Life Boilies
The Sticky baits Manilla boilies are seriously good, their addictive scent and long-lasting capabilities make them the boilie perfect for the majority of carp anglers today. The ingredients and scientific research that has been conducted in order to create a peanut protein blend that the carp indulge in are somewhat amazing. In the past, these baits were around however due to them having such a high-fat content they would often be no good to fish with after a short amount of exposure.
This new bait has not only solved this issue but also made it possible to store this attractive bait in much larger quantities for a longer duration, a few bags of these boilies and you are almost guaranteed to have a successful session. In all honesty, we’re not experts in all the science behind what makes this bait so versatile, however, what we have concluded from using this particular boilie on countless sessions is that they do catch carp.
Stocking up a few bags of these brilliant boilies is the way to go, as they last for ages leaving them in our tackle bag is what we often do, it’s another thing you don’t have to then remember on the night before your session. We find the 16 and 20-mm manillas are the perfect hook bait size when trying to catch carp, as they do however come in a smaller size if you are winter fishing they could also be a useful tool.
Furthermore, when crushing up these boilies and adding them into a spod mix, feeder mix of PVA bag you’ll instantly notice the oils and smells that are realized once the seal of the boilie is broken. The attraction further then further increases which are perfect for when you’re trying to get the carp into that feeding frenzy. As the fat and protein content in the boilie is so high it’s much easier for carp swimming by to home in on the scent and hopefully, lead to a bite.
Another reason why we love fishing with the manilla boilies by sticky baits is that they have a slightly aged look. A technique that many experienced carp anglers often use to give the carp confidence to feed is washing out their baits, all this does is take the darker and more vibrant colours out of the way whilst giving the illusion that the bait has been sitting on the lake bed for an extended period.
With the light and natural colour of this boilie, this process isn’t really necessary, another factor which gives its edge over many other boilies on the market. Whether your considering trying something new or just want a reliable bait that will work wherever you fish, we’d defiantly recommend picking up a bag of the Sticky manilla boilies and giving them a go. You can be sure the carp will be getting a delicious, quality meal when you start chucking in these boilies.
Nash Scopex Squid Stabilised
The Scopex Squid boilies by Nash are another excellent boilie choice we’d recommend to every carp angler, the simple yet effective features of this bait make it worthwhile to have it in your bait box. The boilies are a dark brown colour with plenty of attractive oils and juices embedded within, like with the sticky baits, crushing one of these boilies up will help you get a good idea of how attractive they are. The scent released when the seal of the boilie is broken is a clear indication that’s highly attractive to the carp.
Being priced fairly competitively also means the Nash boilies won’t break the bank yet they’ll still let you go on catching carp for hours. When you find a bait this good you’ll be paramount about sticking to it, not to mention the nash boilies come in many different sizes allowing you to pick the right size for your style of fishing. Whether you fishing in the summer, spring, autumn, or winter keeping a bag of trusty nash boilies could have an impact on the level of success you achieve on the bank.
We incorporated this bait into our fishing on a regular basis, after having tried a few different things from PVA bags to method feeders we discovered the Nash squid boilies worked well whenever and wherever you use them. If your an angler that wants reliable old-school carp bait that has been working effectively for many years then try using the nash squid boilies, they are widely popular among the carp angling community and have been used by many big-name anglers.
This reliable and good quality bait will ensure you have the best chances of landing those monster carp you’re after. Nash baits have been regularly used all across the world, this level of testing proves that they work for catching carp. There are no two ways about it, we have thoroughly enjoyed catching carp on this bait and have acknowledged some of our successes have been solely due to consistently using this carp bait.
Nash Bait Citruz Boilies
The Citruz boilies by Nash are a unique yet highly attractive carp bait that’s bound to be spotted by the carp, the pop-up boilie essentially gives an increased level of attraction due to the bright vibrant colours and sweet and tangy flavour. The carp usually expect the bright colours from winter pop-ups, this makes these baits a formidable tool year-round, and the carp just won’t be able to resist. The Nash citrus line includes boilies, pop-ups, and wafters all of which have incredible attraction, they’ve really got you covered when it comes to the best carp baits.
Combining the idea of a bottom bait with that vibrant and sweet-smelling pop-up smell is genius, you’re essentially taking the best of both worlds and fusing them together to create a bait so spectacular the carp and bound to get in that feeding frenzy us carp anglers love. These 15 mm beauties are perfect for hook baits, PVA bags, and loose feed, with such a unique and complex mix of protein, powder, and fat content in these boilies you can expect them to be long-lasting and keep their pungent attractiveness.
With Nash’s line of boilies becoming more and more popular by the day, the citrus line has also expanded into other products such as bait enhancers, and much more, the success of the citrus line really shows how loved it is by carp anglers in general. We’ve been lucky enough to use the bait on numerous occasions allowing us to get an idea of how good it actually is, the all-around quality and finishing of the boilies give an indication of how much thought and effort went into developing this wonderful hybrid boilie. We’d defiantly recommend this boilie for the majority of your carp fishing, give it a try and you’ll see what all the hype is about.
Dynamite Baits The Source Shelf Life Boilie
A big problem with new baits on the market these days is even though they may have lots of cool additives, wacky smells, and flavours that the fish haven’t been feeding on them long enough for them to fully trust the bait and feed confidently with zero hesitation. From this aspect the original dynamite bait boilies really show their immense value, whether your using them as a hook bait loose feed or incorporating them into other baits, you can be sure the reliability of a bait such as this one is far superior to many competitors, this should give you the advantage you need especially when competing with other anglers at the venue.
These 15mm Dynamite shelf life boilies are a real game changer, the original recipe used to make these boilies has been catching carp for years hence why we’d definitely recommend them if you want something simple, reliable, and effective. Not to mention their long shelf life feature makes them an extremely practical bait allowing you to leave the bait in your car, garage, or shed for extended periods of time without worrying about them going off.
The consistency of this bait really shines when you consider how long it’s been catching carp, the all-around quality of the product has allowed carp all around the world to get used to its brilliant flavour, for carp you could consider this boilie to be equivalent to their fish and chips. There’s rarely a time when they’re not up for it, and as they’ve had it so many times the flavour and smells are recognized and automatically believed to be safe.
We found these baits catch consistently wherever you go, one of the many reasons why we always keep a trusty 1kg bag in the boot, if all the new stuff isn’t tempting the fish out then we find giving them something they may be more familiar with could really help when looking for a quick bite. All in all this bait is perfect for any carp angler who wants to catch carp, whether you are a novice or a pro the dynamite boilies shouldn’t let you down. If you haven’t already we’d defiantly recommend you give them a go.
Mainline High Impact Boilies
In our opinion the mainline high-impact boilies are a super bait used widely among the angling community, their reputation of making seriously good baits was defiantly earned the hard way, our personal favourite is the fruit-tella flavour, this sweet and wacky combination just seems to get the carp feeding whenever and wherever we’re fishing.
In all honestly, after trying lots of different mainline boilies from banoffee to salty squid, it’s clear to see that all the baits are great for catching carp, however, we’ve chosen fruit-tella for our top boilies list for the simple reason that we believe it’s an underrated bait. After having loads of bites on this bait all year round we don’t usually go for a session without a bag. The resealable feature also really helps with keeping the boilies fresh for longer periods, yet another practical advantage that mainline has incorporated into their line of baits. These boilies come in both 15 and 20-mm.
It seems the bright yet natural colour and the scent of the bait are exactly what the carp want, you can pick up these impact boilies in different sizes allowing you to tailor the bait to your style of fishing, we usually stick to the 15mm size however it’s really up to you how you want to fish. The bottom line is when this bait is sitting on the lake bed you’re bound to get a bite, if you haven’t already, defiantly give the mainline high-impact fruit tella’s a try.