Whilst the vast majority of our orders come through our website, we still supply a small number of stockist throughout the UK and Europe (See European Customers page for outside UK). We try to support our shops whenever possible, however, some shops do not stock the full range of Essential Baits and we offer a very efficient mail order service from this website if your nearest stockist is too far away or they do not have the products you require in stock.

Veals (Bristol) 0117 9260790
Bristol Angling Centre 0117 9508723

Cambridge Carp Cabin 01223 833844

Daves of Middlewich  01606 833853

Carp Crazy 01287 631110

Exeter Angling 01392 436404

Bournemouth Fishing Lodge 01202 514345

Avon Angling (Ringwood) 01425 461038
Poingdestres (Southampton) 0238 0772958

Johnson Ross Tackle (Hoddesdon) 01992 462044

The Tackle Box 01322 292400

Carp Fever (Droylsden) 0161 3700550

Fosters of Birmingham 0121 3443333

Blakemere Leisure (Whitchurch) 07973 254626

Somerset Angling (Bridgwater) 01278 431777

Backhurst Bait Supplies (Guildford) 01483 811360

The Tackle Company (Melksham) 01225 793463

Erics Angling (Leeds) 0113 2646883
Wickersley Angling (Rotherham) 01709 540998

The benefits of Pellets

Team Essential member Lee Carpenter with one of his many big fish. Underwater attraction and stimulation plays a big role in Lee's success and pellets are one of the best ways to achieve this.
The use of pellets as a carp fishing bait has been well documented over the years, but their success isn’t surprising when you begin to consider just how many young carp have been fed on them during their early years. Most carp will instantly recognise pellets as a viable food source, and the fact that they break down quicker than boilies means that they release their food signals more efficiently. This will usually encourage smaller fish into the area first, but will often trigger a feeding response from the carp shortly afterwards.

Pellets are also an extremely versatile bait, that can be introduced in a variety of different ways. One of the best methods is to use them inside mini PVA bags with a few crushed boilies. The full package is no bigger than a tea bag, but leaves a nice little pile of food perfectly presented and difficult for the carp to ignore!

Larger beds of pellets can also be very effective, particularly on heavier stocked venues when trying to create competition for food. On lower stocked venues however, a few pouch loads of pellets sparsely scattered around your baited rig will undoubtedly increase attraction and keep the carp searching for food. This method will always keep a food trace in the area and increase the chances of pulling fish into the baited zone.