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
Mark Stubbles with yet another fine cold water carp. Mark is an extremely succesful and consistent angler and instinctively knows the rewards little edges can bring.
Many anglers tend to overlook the advantages that paste’s can give. Throughout the colder months I nearly always wrap a thin layer of paste around my hook bait. This not only gives the bait a better ‘leak off’ in terms of attraction as the paste slowly dissipates, but also gives the hook bait a completely different texture.
Paste is also an essential requirement if you prefer to make your own cork ball pop-ups or balanced baits. A 10mm cork ball with approx 3mm of paste wrapped around it will give you a nice balanced 16mm hook bait. To make pop-ups however, you will need to wrap a thinner layer of paste around the cork. I find that a 12mm cork ball with approx 1.5mm of paste wrapped around the outside creates pop-ups buoyant enough for most presentations.
We make the paste soft enough for most applications, but if you find the paste starting to dry out a little, just dampen it down with a ‘Bait Glug’ or a ‘Liquid Food’ and re-mould together. (Rinse hands in warm water first)
If you need to leave the paste standing for any length of time, make sure you wrap it up in cling film otherwise it can quickly dry up. It will be fine to wrap up in cling film and leave in the fridge for 24 hours if needed.