Essential Baits
Springwood Fishery
Chilton Trinity
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA5 2BG

Mail Order Hotline

01278 427634 (office hours only)
 

Technical Information and Queries

mike@essentialbaits.co.uk

IMPORTANT; If you wish to find out about an order update, by far the quickest way is to phone the following number between 9am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday 01278 427634.

The above email is for technical enquiries ONLY and not for order updates etc. Please use phone number above for order enquiries.

Cork ball advantages

Although we provide cork dust pop-ups, we also appreciate that some customers prefer cork ball pop-ups and I think that it's generally accepted that cork ball pop-ups are the best method for long term buoyancy. This can be particularly advantageous for many modern day rigs such as chod rigs and Hinged Stiff-rigs. These clever little packs allow anglers to create their own cork ball pop-ups with little effort. You can also regulate the amount of paste you use to make them more buoyant or turn them into slow sinkers.

Top tip

If you are having problems with diving birds or nuisance fish, you can combat this by 'meshing up'. The best method we have seen to do this is to cut a small section of tights (we recommend you get your missus's permission first!). Wrap the pop-up in the fine mesh, pull tight, tie off with floss, 'blob' the excess with a lighter and away you go.