Question from Peter Hall:-
I have been specimen fishing for a number of years, but I still struggle with settling on a bait I am 100% confident with !
My reason for this is I am restricted (like many others) to very short sessions on a variety of waters, sometimes only a couple of overnighters a month! While I understand the importance of giving the fish good nutrition in the long term, I feel that maybe attraction is what I need in the short term, am I right in presuming this ?
I feel I need to settle on a bait I can trust!
Any advice would be happily received !
When I put baits together for the Quest Baits range instant attraction is as important as the long term nutritional benefit. Like you many other anglers simply do not have the time or possibly justify the cost of having to establish baits and wean the fish onto them. To my mind baits should work from the off anyway giving plenty of attraction and stimulation but the the added bonus after they have been eaten for the fish to have benefitted from the experience.
If I was to recommend a bait from our range now for you it would be the Ghurkka Spice and for further back up to prove it is not just sales hype by me Carpology magazine have independent Tank Tests carried out each month by James Anderson BSc (Hons). The July 2011 issue saw 14 boilies tested from 14 different bait companies and the Ghurkka Spice wiped the board with the highest marks in both tests the ‘How do the fish react to the smell of the bait’ and the ‘Do the fish actually eat the bait’.
James actually wrote…
“I’m going to mention the Ghurkka Spice from Quest. Quest boilies have been constantly high performers in the Tank Test series and always seem to really get the carp going. I’m not sure why but the level of enthusiasm the fish demonstrated for these baits was clearly up there with the best boilies tested this month. Prolonged aggressive feed stimulation for the majority of the fish in the tank”.
What more can I say?