An important point of a successful session is to know the right kind of bait. Corn, pellets, tigernuts and boilies are usually very effective. However, by adding some dips and mixes the bait becomes more attractive. Which bait is the most catchable in your water depends on many factors such as season, air pressure, fishing pressure and fish population. For this reason it is always an advantage to take different types of boilies with you, which are different from the most commonly used species in the area. Furthermore, the different bait sizes require different types of carp hooks. A selection of hooks from size 2 to about 8 are part of the equipment of every carp angler.
In my last session I decided to fish with 22mm Halibut pellets as hook bait. Up to this point I always used a hook size 4 for this lure, but I had many misses. To be able to chop all the fish this time I tried a chop size 2. Unfortunately I had little time and wanted to make the best of the situation. I quickly prepared a small spot with particles and pellets and laid out my rods. It was a warmer day than average for this time of year and the air pressure was rising. It did not take long and I could land my first fish, a black Amur weighing 24,02 lbs. Now that I knew that Amur were at my feeding place I was afraid that most of it was already eaten and so I prepared the spot again with particles. With success because half an hour later I could catch a scaled carp with 15.87 lbs and another Amur with 26.89 lbs and 1.09 m.
With the pellets i have already found a bait that stands out from my other baits and especially in spring the fish oil in this bait leads to fast results.