CARP FISHING BAIT INGREDIENTS – For Making Addictive Readymade And Homemade Boilies!

CARP FISHING BAIT INGREDIENTS – For Making Addictive Readymade And Homemade Boilies!

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CARP FISHING BAIT INGREDIENTS – For Making Addictive Readymade And Homemade Boilies! – Outdoors – Fishing

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It is certain that the majority of carp anglers today are under exploiting the potential impacts of their baits; thereby wasting a very significant portion of their cost-benefit ratio! Just how economical is it to under exploit even the most expensive ready made baits for instance? Read on and discover how to stimulate more feeding to catch more fish in winter and all year round!

Here is just one simple real life example demonstrating the shocking impact having a deeper understanding of baits related to carp senses and behaviour manipulation. It will show that even the best anglers with a minimal knowledge of bait are missing out hugely on potentially far greater catches most of the time whether in the cold of winter or warmth of summer!

I fished at the Carp Societys Horseshoe Lake in Gloucestershire around the time of 2007 with 2 part time bailiffs there. The younger of these 2 guys had been one of the top rods on the lake that season. He made his own homemade ground bait mix that he used a spod to deliver at range, and this he used to concentrate fish feeding activities. He had read my first introductory bait ebook and had invited me to join him at Horseshoe Lake to show him some more enlightening secrets in action; which I proceeded to do.

His main concern was having the capacity and ability to be able to compete far more effectively and even out-fish the likes of bait sponsored anglers in situations where this lake was being very heavily pre-baited in effect by one particular well-known bait company.

You might well say well why did he not simply jump on the bandwagon and get sponsored with free bait from this company. Well this guy knew the game well having been a sponsored match anglers as a youth and fished in the England team. He was an extremely refined angler in his thinking and angling skills and experience but like the best anglers he wished for constant key leaps in improvements in performance.

With many of my readers my ebooks inspire creative thought for the purpose of solving unique fishing challenges each individual angler has on a range of waters. Every angler has a unique set of desires, expectations, fishing goals and preferences for fishing styles and techniques and personal sets of experience, personally developed skills and so on. I asked some guys to mix up in a bucket 3 handful of the successful spod mix they had been using. Then I added an additional additive to 2 of these handfuls only leaving one as standard. We shall call the first batch spod mix A, and the second spod mix B. just leaving the original standard spod mix C. We walked over to the stock pond near the club house and watched the small carp there for a while so they got used to us. I threw the odd bit of mud in, to no particular response from any fish.

I gently introduced the spod mix A into the margin just 4 feet out. I suppose within 10 minutes every carp in the stock pond was circling the area of the bait, the water was so coloured it became difficult to see fish moving in and out, but after a while of feeding it was obvious that other species such as roach and tench were trying to feed on the bait between the carp too. After 15 minutes of this, the carp were head-butting the bottom even though the bait had been eaten or dispersed. The roach and tench were going mad for it too.

We let the activity settle down, and we walked further down the bank about 8 metres and I gently introduced the spod mix B. The response to this batch was more leisurely compared to the first batch but gradually the fish approached the area and moved in an obvious pecking order and started feeding. The interesting thing about this feeding was not just how clouded the water became, but how the dominant fish monopolised the feeding area and stayed their ground for such a long time while feeding in a more leisurely and measured fashion compared to the frantic attacking of spod mix A.

Having observed all this having again let it settle down, we moved further along the bank again about 8 metres and introduced the original standard spod mix the guys had been successfully using. We waited for a full 20 minutes for the something to happen, yet even roach swimming right over the top of it within 12 inches ignored it (showing no positive nor adverse responses or reaction at all as if it simply did not exist.

The response of the guys witnessing this was funny really had it not been so utterly jaw-dropping for them – they were standing there in shock really willing fish to try their original bait. They immediately realised in real time that had this been a real fishing situation then they would have been having lots of trouble even getting a single bite – while other guys using spod mix A and spod mix B would have been having a great time catching fish; yet they had been successful using their standard mix!

This demonstration of the power of applied knowledge of bait substances and fish sensitivities and physiology etc completely devastated their belief in their successful bait – and rightly so! This is because in the real world on banks of pressured carp lakes, this kind of effect is happening literally all the time! Getting a bigger picture about bait is like stretching a rubber band too much, i.e. it never returns to its original dimensions because it has been changed forever.

Having a vastly improved knowledge of your fish and baits really can improve your catches for life without any doubt whether you like using maggots, fake corn, tiger nuts, readymade boilies, halibut pellets, pastes, lumps of peanut sandwich, black pudding, pork pie, herring cubes, shrimps, carp pellets, of the fanciest florescent glow in the dark pop-up creations or dull toned readymade baits designed to mimic small aquatic molluscs for example with stimulating excretion mimics or similes or replications etc to match, or bloodworm baits with matching amino acid profiles and so on.

If as you are reading this it is very cold or very hot and your fish are inactive, here is a little tip: thinking about bait is worth every minute, leading to a bigger personal picture and even improved personal health and vitality. You discover little things along the way that trigger new ideas. For instance did you know that the original formula for Coke was sold as a cure-all and included cannabis leaf extract (think hemp?!)

I have no evidence to suggest that coke does not still contain this or that cannabinols are not effective against very many ailments! Aspirin is being hailed as the new anti-cancer drug yet it seems so commonplace.

The original compound that the invention of the industrially-produced modern Aspirin was inspired by, actually comes from the leaf of very common water-side trees found all around carp lakes; willows! More and more substances that were old fashioned traditional treatments and are now often completely over-looked in terms of potential for use in carp baits are still waiting to be revealed. Some of these super-food substances are already in popular use in carp baits and in human healing and have been for a very long time.

For example, what are some of the most potent active components of substances used to wake people up and most popular in Victorian times?! Ammonia is just example, yet many strong salts, spice extracts, acids and other solvents etc can wake us humans from our sleep. You may not believe that any bait substance can be addictive to carp, but we get addicted to substances following just one exposure and carp are not so very different – argue about it in the forums and on the bank to your hearts content – or discover the truth; its your choice!

Cannabis sativa is the common hemp species you use for fishing. It has only 2 or 3 percent THC in the leaves compared to the very same plant that contains 17 to over 20 percent THC within its leaves and used in drugs but it is the same plant none the less. If you think THC is not addictive to carp think again.

Glutamine is an amino acid that is dumped all over the body along with other substances, such as a variety of hormones from the brain that all lead to a relaxation of the body (producing an instant feel-good feeling!) This kind of effect also induces the first stage of a hit of nicotine; incidentally the most addictive substance humans use for relaxation (or even deliberate self-abuse) in traces, without immediately lethal effects!

Some of the most potent substances can save life and heal or they can kill depending upon the dose; how many doctors have been struck off for this reason?! Although it is a powerfully antioxidant, cocoa kills dogs, and excessive hot chilli intake kills humans for instance yet in the correct dose they are both good for health (i.e. chocolate minus the saturated fat, refined sugar and other additives etc!)

Peanuts are probably the most popular nuts in the world today, yet just getting nut residue on the lips can kill some people – do you know exactly which compound both makes peanuts so habit-forming but to which some people are potentially fatally allergic to also?! Carp are instinctive creatures that have survived far longer than humans have despite their smaller brains. Their intelligences are exactly equal to those they need to survive but they are constantly evolving just like ours are.

Why should it be a surprise that carp will continue to gorge of peanuts for instance when this can lead them to depleting their bodies of nutrients not present in peanuts and accumulating fats to excess that will reduce their metabolism, build up around vital organs and lead to deficiency-related diseases among other side effects?!

So-called superior higher form animals (including so-called intelligent humans,) display this kind of behaviour all the time; the rampant obesity epidemic of the Western world is obvious! With all the rubbish about diets why is it that people simply do not eat less sugars, carbohydrates, and fats and oils, (and including consuming less omega 6?)

People tend to be most commonly lazy by nature and have been programmed by a bombardment of media and other influences to eat loads of substances called food which actually take more energy to digest or eliminate or detoxify out than actually supply. Yet the body is highly programmed to be energy efficient and food stuffs such as sugars, oils, fats, and carbohydrates can be highly addictive efficient energy sources, for a certain period of time at least!

But it seems that most people do not know how stored fat is created from foods other than saturated fats. For instance if people realised how much sugar was in beer or in white breads, they would be extremely shocked! (So many obese people drink loads of beer and bread and other wheat flour products not realising that in many cases the beer and bread are the sources of carbohydrates converted to fat internally and actual sugar that is most making them fat!

Carp assimilate protein to a far higher degree of energy efficiency compared to humans. For carp, protein sources which are easily digested can be highly habit forming and ultimately amino acids are basically essential to life and thus addictive on multiple levels. Certainly in fishing situations where a particular bait becomes one that dominates catches simply due to the volumes applied then a habit formed set of feeding behaviours can be expressed by carp, but this certainly does not mean you cannot break the monopoly of catches of any particular readymade bait.

Actually if everyone could only use bread then the most fish would be caught on bread in its various forms. To think that you cannot catch carp unless you are using the same bait as other people is simply irrational in the extreme! This kind of thinking is based on an ignorance of the fact that carp can be triggered into feeding by a massive range of substances most of which will not even be present in whatever readymade bait is dominating current catches!

If it is not one bait dominating catches then it will be another and in fact it could very easily be the guy using his own unique addictively potent homemade baits; this is happening far more today than most anglers realise!

More anglers like the top rod on a particular Colne Valley syndicate, and another on a Syndicate in Devon who are readers of mine, have both caught their lake records of over forty pounds this season, and dominated catches using their homemade baits against Mainline Cell and Richworth KG1.

I know both used multiple addictive substances in their baits as I helped them formulate their new homemade bait recipes. Revealed in my unique readymade bait and homemade bait carp and catfish bait secrets ebooks is far more powerful information look up my unique website (Baitbigfish) and see my biography below for details of my ebooks deals right now!

By Tim Richardson.

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Homemade Carp Bait Making For Beginners And Experienced Anglers Secrets Of Semolina Part 2!

Homemade Carp Bait Making For Beginners And Experienced Anglers Secrets Of Semolina Part 2!

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For more information on making beginner homemade carp baits and more advanced far more potent baits of the kind that excel very many commercial baits in design and function, read on now and take advantage of this free information. Semolina is used in winter and summer baits and is possibly the most used carp bait ingredient world wide; so find out finer details of its benefits and drawbacks too and improve your bait performance and your catches now!

White soft wheat flour differs from durum wheat semolina in that semolina is low in gluten which gives white wheat flour its stickiness and gluey binding abilities. Semolina is a hard grade and form of wheat which is coarser ground in general compared to fine white flour. It is very commonly used to bind and firm and harden boilie and paste recipes cheaply. Semolina is around 84 to 86 percent carbohydrate, 1 to 2 percent fat, and about 12 percent protein.

Durum in Latin means hard and durum wheat is the hardest of wheat species so is useful for this functional property alongside its binding properties. In mixing durum wheat and soft wheats higher in gluten, with yeast, water, sugar, salt, and oil, breads are made which in many ways (and in paste and ground bait forms) have proven to be effective stimulants and attractors of carp through the centuries.

Many more serious carp bait enthusiasts want to know what nutritional value semolina has too, but over all semolina is a functional element far more than a nutritionally helpful one in terms of delivering those all important vital feeding triggers etc! Many beginners in homemade bait making come across the carbohydrate-rich 50:50 semolina and soya flour recipe and start with that.

But actually looking back knowing what I know today I would not use this at all as it is a massive waste of time compared to far more bioactively potent approaches that even beginner can start out with! I particularly aim this statement at intensely pressured carp waters. Few big carp fisheries are not under continuously intensive angling pressure these days!

Carp are extremely selective, not just from nutritional needs and supplies within baits, but in terms of actual bait taste specifities and many other factors including being very vary when confronted with too familiar sensations. This is one reason that on many wary carp waters fish will actively avoid feeding on newly-introduced readymade boilies! I avoid heated conventional readymade boilies; having to wait for baits to wash out before getting bites is a sure sign these baits are very seriously flawed! Why start out with a seriously under-optimised bait when you can start out with very alternative Rolls Royce homemade baits immediately?

If economy is your goal consider this point; sure carp can be seen as requiring carbohydrates, for one thing to prevent expensive proteins in baits from being catabolised from body tissues for instance. There is great evidence to show that humans are designed to feed, and then self-catabolise. All the evidence shows that this is just the same as with carp and that this is normal, and not simply a matter of breaking down body tissues for basic vital cellular, metabolism etc energy in times of food scarcity as seasonal and environmental conditions change.

Far from making the cheapest baits possible for instance using semolina and soya flour truly massively under-optimised bait I’d far rather make homemade baits as optimised as possible for triggering actual feeding response. I totally recommend totally avoiding bulking out bait recipes with carbohydrates which will drastically reduce bait potency and intensity of impacts upon fish receptors vital to triggering maximised feeding responses on multiple levels!

Heat-coagulated egg albumins drastically minimize water entry inside boilies. Yet optimised water ingress and potent solution flow outwards into the water column is the vital process which turns bait substances to solution so they can be carried outside of baits in a concentration gradient that carp home in on in a maximum pre-stimulated bio-physical state! Having created ways to make resilient baits without eggs I can truly state they are redundant to me!

There are lakes where the majority of anglers are still using semolina-based very carbohydrate-rich baits where fish are dependant on these as their main food source. But carbohydrates will predominantly be turned to sugars within the body. Just question how healthy this; carp are evolved to best utilise protein-rich diets for balanced health and not high carbohydrate diets!

It will do you and in fact literally anyone lots of great benefits in terms of ongoing personal health to do some research. Look into glutens, lectins, triploid modern wheat, artificial selection of Emmer wheat, wheat nutritional deficiency increases, and agglutination of blood etc on the negative health impacts of high wheat carbohydrate diets!

Semolina is best fresh as possible as the bioactive potency of its nutritional components will be of optimum value to fish and will ensure bait palatability is not reduced. Semolina in baits designed for different fishing conditions and temperatures during the changing seasons is significant.

For instance you might suggest that full fat more yellow semolina is best for periods such as the autumn when fish have a high demand for carbohydrates and highly energy-efficient lipids etc. Also fish will have more carbohydrate and lipid demands in the periods before, during and post-spawning. When designing a recipe whether simple or complex, semolina has very useful features, characteristic properties and features that make it hard to ignore!

For colder water baits particularly very low temperatures anything which reduces energy demand during digestion is essential to keeping fish feeding so you get more bites so lower protein baits are fine! Semolina is useful in winter baits in terms of being a carrier for substances delivering stimulants (in baits preferably optimised for digestion.) Semolina is useful for giving carp less protein in baits to digest so they actually feed more before possibly being satiated!

There is so much more to this however, especially when designing your own homemade baits purposely designed to be maximised in nutritional stimulation and truly optimised for practical function to out fish even the most popular readymade boilies. In fact out fishing popular readymade boilies with such bait is very easy indeed and an aspect of bait making I really want to help people to be confident in. Hundreds and hundreds of my ebooks series readers are beating the dominant readymade baits on their lakes and I know their recipes are not necessarily complex, but are truly maximised and optimised using my information giving them characteristics and features, modes of action and other vital aspects that make them outstanding!

I much prefer using soft whole meal wheat flour which is very water soluble compared to semolina, and superior in my experience for cold water bait recipes particularly. Protein digestion takes a heavy toll on energy in cold weather especially. This can seriously reduce feeding repetitiveness, duration and frequency so consider this, after all the primary purpose of your baits is to maximise numbers of opportunities for bites to occur!

Just like eggs, semolina is one of the most commonly used bait ingredients that can act as a danger reference point, which is why personally I avoid both these in making my homemade baits! Other options work far better especially for big old very wary rarely caught carp of the kind most anglers dream of catching! Revealed in my unique readymade bait and homemade bait carp and catfish bait secrets ebooks is far more powerful information look up my unique website (Baitbigfish) and see my biography below for details of my ebooks deals right now!

By Tim Richardson.

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Now improve your catches for life with these world-wide proven expert readymade and homemade bait secrets bibles: BIG CARP FLAVOURS FEEDING TRIGGERS AND CARP SENSES EXPLOITATION SECRETS! BIG CARP AND CATFISH BAIT SECRETS! And BIG CARP BAIT SECRETS! NOW VISIT: EXPERT BAIT SECRETS

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Making a Beeline for the Sun!

Some cool carp fishing lakes in kent images:

Making a Beeline for the Sun!
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This was taken at the Stodmarsh Nature Reserve in Kent. Stodmarsh has a long history of human activity that has shaped the landscape you see today.

It has been used by medieval monks to graze horses, as a colliery at the start of the 20th century, and as a duck shooting area in the 1930s.

The reserve, which covers 249.9 hectares, lies in the floodplain of the river Stour and has always been marshy. Subsidence caused ny mining caused much of the reserve to become wetter, and this eventually led to the formation of the lake and reedbeds at the western end of the site.

The Grove area of the reserve is a more recent addition. Purchased by Natural England in 1998, it has been enhanced with the creation of additional pools, reedbeds and grazing marshes, with water levels raised across the land to make it much more attractive to wildlife.

The area has been protected and managed for nature conservation for over 40 years and, despite all the changes in land use, probably looks much the same now as it did in medieval times.

Reed beds
Stodmarsh NNR has the largest reed bed in the South East of England, which supports a range of specialised birds and insects. The reed beds are an excellent sanctuary for migrating birds such as swallows and house martins in the summer and starlings in the winter; sometimes thousands can be seen here as they stop overnight before continuing their journey in the morning. Natural England manage this habitat to make it attractive to wildlife by cutting reeds in rotation, controlling scrub and managing water levels.

Grazing marsh
Natural England control water levels so that there is some surface flooding amongst the grass that benefits the wintering and breeding birds that flock here. Local farmers graze cattle on the marsh to keep the grass short and tussocky, and in late summer each year the grass is cut back to a manageable height. In some area longer grass and sedges are encouraged to help species like snipe.

While cattle graze the marsh from May to November, to coincide with the growing season, a small herd of wild Polish ponies called Koniks are left to graze all year round.

Lakes and pools
The lakes and pools at Stodmarsh NNR are full of invertebrates and fish. They range in size from small larvae and fish fry to large carp and pike. In early summer, you may see large fish in the main lake splashing around in the shallows and swimming into the reeds as they spawn. In the autumn, the water levels are lowered in some of the lakes and pools to expose bare mud for migrating wading birds. The fish provide a key food source for many birds like kingfisher, cormorant, grey heron and little egret, and occasionally attract osprey, too.

Ditches
The ditches allow us to move water around the Reserve and they provide a habitat for a range of rare plants like sharp-leaved pondweed, mammals like water vole and invertebrates like the shining ramshorn snail. The water levels are controlled to stop them drying up and they are cleared out periodically to prevent them becoming completely dominated by reeds or scrub.

For further information please visit www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designated…

Homemade Carp Bait Making For Beginners And Experienced Anglers Secrets Of Semolina Part 1!

Homemade Carp Bait Making For Beginners And Experienced Anglers Secrets Of Semolina Part 1!

Article by Tim Richardson

If you are a carp fishing beginner or an experienced bait maker you can always learn something that will make a huge difference to your success! Semolina is one of the most used carp bait ingredients in recipes but why is this? Semolina carbohydrates are utilised for energy, and other roles and nutritional functions too! Semolina is one of the basics of carp baits so find out deeper details on what it is, how it is best used and why carp like it!

It is my assumption that besides eggs and many other common kitchen and cooking foods that pioneering bait makers tried in their carp baits, that semolina was something people tried and found in the beginning to be functionally useful. Semolina is certainly a carrier substance which means it can be exploited in boilies and other baits by utilising its capacity to absorb any of many diverse liquids.

Winter or in fact any other time of year is great for semolina as it is such an invaluable carrier for whatever stimulating liquids within your baits plus it helps makes bait more economical!

Just add boiling water to semolina powder and you will notice how this reacts with the gluten, lectin, starches etc in it making it bind together. When it cools you can take out a tasty solid mass which was once a flowing granular powder! I’m sure like me, many homemade bait makers notice this property and utilise this property! Of course anyone who has ever added sugar or strawberry jam or maple syrup, or cinnamon to their semolina knows how useful semolina is as a carrier for more palatable substances which make you eat more!

Semolina is as its simplest a functional binding bulking ingredient not merely for boilies or pastes but a myriad of ground bait formats and other baits too. Its use as a cheap, economical binder means it has been a mainstay in carp baits for decades. I do wander why semolina has been used like this as opposed to other carbohydrate binders and starch and other energy sources and I have some personal suggestions having used both hard and soft forms of wheat flours and meals for decades.

Other commonly sources used popularly at various times and in various countries are ordinary and whole meal wheat flour, layers mash and other wheat-rich crushed grain and seed bird and pet feeds, maize and maize meal, soya flours and soya meals, peanut flours and other nut meals, and tiger nut flours and meals rice flour, potato flour, corn starch, custard powder, Lamlac, Vitamealo and other energy-rich lower protein milk powders. Also: polenta, farina, potato starch, cracked maize or grits, and other starches and also sugar-rich sources, and modern sources include vanilla extract powder and CC Moore’s CLO, Meggablends etc.

In terms of nutrition, proteins have been presented as the most important factor in making carp baits. There is a massive difference between making baits that fulfill a range of essential nutritional requirements, compared to baits which are truly optimised to trigger fish feeding! All you have to do is look at the ingredients lists of premium grade koi fish foods and aquaculture feeds to realise such foods are not truly optimised to make fish feed as these are compromises of fish feed-triggering and essential nutritional requirements supply.

Baits certainly do not have to contain essential nutritional elements to trigger excellent fish feeding! This is comes as a relief to people worried about the complexities of amino acids, peptides and optimising actions of carp digestive enzymes etc and you can certainly make baits without proteins and out fish protein baits, this is even if they are enzyme-active or optimised for digestion.

Carbohydrates as found in wheat flours including hard durum wheat flour (semolina) in the past used to be considered part of inferior baits, even as so called crap baits as their convertible nutritional value and also feed-trigger density are lower compared to other ingredients which are far more potent in those properties and characteristics, yet carbohydrates are vital to carp!

Not only this but so-called crap baits of low nutritional value have caught literally millions of carp including many lake records and even a big 60 plus lake record from Rainbow Lake in the past! Even extremely popular circuit waters have been torn apart by semolina carbohydrate baits, including the capture of most of the big fish in Darenth big Lake when over a ton of such baits was used in one season to my certain knowledge!

Carbohydrates have extremely valuable health and roles internally. Many ways that essential proteins such as essential and semi-essential amino acids are utilised within the body involves the formation of critical substances which are formed from the combining of carbohydrate molecules and amino acids, including such things as protective fish slime and protective mucus that is secreted over the eyes and receptor sites such as in the nasal cavities. It is such linings that ensure that fish do not immediately dry out and are critically damaged when you remove them from water upon capture!

I guess you can appreciate now how much more important it is to keep fish in the cool and shaded and provided with water to keep them moist when out of water, most especially in the heat of summer and also in windy conditions too!

I guess the reason that semolina became more popular (in boiled paste boilies) than soft wheat flour, was that apart from its binding qualities in baits, hard durum wheat flour (semolina) is also a bait hardener, not instantly water-soluble and is practically a substance that makes sticky bait recipes more able to be rolled into balls in rolling table and easily extruded by machine etc without problematic sticking.

Semolina makes baits firmer and more resilient that ordinary fine soft wheat flour. But now everyone knows that hardness does not stop so-called pest species consuming the hardest of baits anyway! Personally for homemade pastes I prefer soft soluble wheat flour not semolina, but certainly for those wishing to roll boilies it is a practical ingredient.

In my experience there is absolutely nothing at all negative about softer baits especially using more water-soluble binding substances like ordinary wheat flour or genuine whole meal wheat flour! I have caught numbers of bigger carp using soft wheat flour in my baits and not semolina, and it’s also a valuable part of my ground baits of many formats too! Semolina is not as soluble and not as energy-efficiently digested by carp.

Soft wheat flour is also much less used so that is another great edge and let’s not forget that bread used in stick mixes etc is made from soft high gluten very soluble fine soft wheat flour! Revealed in my unique readymade bait and homemade bait carp and catfish bait secrets ebooks is far more powerful information look up my unique website (Baitbigfish) and see my biography below for details of my ebooks deals right now!

By Tim Richardson.

Now improve your catches for life with these world-wide proven expert readymade and homemade bait secrets bibles: BIG CARP FLAVOURS FEEDING TRIGGERS AND CARP SENSES EXPLOITATION SECRETS! BIG CARP AND CATFISH BAIT SECRETS! And BIG CARP BAIT SECRETS! NOW VISIT: EXPERT HOMEMADE BAITS