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.

Corker Pop-Ups

Cork dust pop-ups have a number of advantages over other pop-ups.

1) Made with identical ingredients/attractors to free offerings and send out the same food signals.

2) More durable and less prone to ‘theft’ from nuisance fish, crayfish and birdlife!

3) They can be pierced with a baiting needle without losing buoyancy.

4) Brilliant for ‘snowman’ presentations where you can trim down the corker pop up with scissor blades to achieve the perfect level of buoyancy required.

5) Ease of use.

 

Top tip for long term buoyancy

When fishing pop-up rigs in deep water for long periods of time or on waters where bird life can be a problem, drill out a cavity in the corker pop up with an 8mm drill bit then plug it with Gardner Tackle’s cylindrical high density rig foam (yellow). Then pierce the corker pop up on to your hook/rig, making sure the baiting needle goes up through the yellow foam first, then secure with boilie stop. I guarantee you that you can leave your pop up out there for 3-days if needed with no loss of buoyancy! Further to this, in the unlikely event that a diving coot or tufty unknowingly pinches your pop up, you are still fishing a nice visual yellow ‘fake’ bait.