Essential Baits
Springwood Fishery
Chilton Trinity
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA5 2BG

Mail Order Hotline

01278 427634 (office hours only)
 

Technical Information and Queries

essential@baits.freeserve.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.

Wafters as hookbaits

Ian May with one of many 40lb+ commons he's landed on Essential Baits by making sure his hookbait placement is spot on.

The name 'Wafters' can be a little misleading because we don't want these baits too critically balanced. In our experience a hookbait that's too 'buoyant' can 'waft' all over the place as a carp approaches the bait and render it very ineffective and easy to eject. What we have done with these special hookbaits is to make them slightly more buoyant than a standard bottom bait straight out of the bag. This in turn will negate the weight of the hook and the hooklink and by the time the rig is presented, it will behave the same as the free offerings surrounding it. This is exactly what you need to achieve if you think about it because the carp will be feeding on the freebies and you want your hookbait to behave in exactly the same way.

Note

Our Wafters are 'tougher' than boilies straight out of the bag and are a popular choice for anglers that prefer their hookbaits a little harder than their freebies.