Top 5 Ready Made Carp Fishing Boilies

In this list I’ve put together in my opinion the top 5 ready-made carp fishing boilies of all time. Even though this blog is all about making your own boilies if you look at the top baits available, find the one that works for you and then try to recreate it at home and even tweak it as you wish. I’ve tried to make it fair so I’ve only taken my favourite from the individual bait company and they have not been ordered in any particular order.

Richworth Tutti Frutti Boilies

Richworth Tutti Frutti BoiliesA classic in the eyes of many carp anglers, Richworth’s Tutti Frutti is the king of winter carping on a lot of waters. Richworth being one of the founding fathers in being the first to commercially sell boilies over 25 years ago they really know their stuff when it comes to bait making.

Coming close was Richworth’s KG1 boilies which I’ve personally had lots of action when using it, a great fruity dark boilies which is great for commercial type waters.

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Mainline Cell Boilies

Mainline Cell BoiliesIn my opinion The Cell by Mainline really is one of my and many others favourite boilies of all time. With a unique sweet coconut flavour, carp just cant get enough of them.

With high nutritional value and protein, The Cell will ensure sustained feeding in summer and winter. It’s has been largely field tested for many years now with great results for lot of carp anglers.

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CC Moore Live System Boilies

CC Moore Live System BoiliesMade using many top ingredients such as fishmeal’s and milk proteins this bait really is a bait fish love.

CC Moore known for selling top boilie making ingredients, they really do know a few things about using top ingredients to create top quality boilie. It’s another great winter bait mainly due to being a visual attractor for carp to provoke feeding. This bait has sweet aroma similar to the Mainline Cell which carp seem to love.

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Nutra Baits Trigga Boilies

Nutra Baits Trigga BoiliesWith many huge captures under its belt Trigga by Nutra Bait’s really in one in a million. With a basemix made from a huge list of different natural fishmeal’s and protein’s it creates a continuous feeding pattern for the carp, making them much easier to catch unaware.

As well as ready-made shelf life and frozen boilies, you can also buy the ready-made base mix and Trigga liquids which is great if you with to tweak it to how you wish or if your just new to rolling your own baits.

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Dynamite Baits Robin Red

Dynamite Baits Robin RedRobin Red® by Haith’s® has been used for decades in boilie base mixes but never sold commercially so if you wish try Robin Red® I would be sure to buy a kilo or two of these boilies by Dynamite and give them a go on your local water.

What is Robin Red®? your asking, well it’s an ingredient you can add you boilie base mixes, with a peppery, sweet favour carp have continuously been caught on since the 1970’s when carp fishing really began to take shape so you could call Robin Red® a classic ingredient in carp fishing.

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Thanks for reading

Thanks for reading my top 5 favourite ready-made carp fishing boilies if your favourites wasn’t mentioned please feel free to comment below I would love to hear them and possibly give them a try.

If you would like to learn more about boilies and especially making your own boilies check out my other post’s and follow my quest to making epic homemade boilies. Tight Lines.

How to give your boilies an big edge over other anglers

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Make your own Boilies

Creating your own boilies really does give you the edge on any lake your fishing. Sometimes lakes get hammered on a certain bait and fish get very weary of this so using an unusual bait can often catch you more fish. Having your own recipes also gives you a chance to test the water your fishing and find out what catches.

Chopped baits

Using chopped baits as either free offering or as hook baits can give you a real edge when fish get weary of round baits or even when every anglers on the lake are using round boilies. Chopping your baits can also release the favours at a much quicker rate making your hook bait very attractive.

There are different methods of chopping boilies so if you have more than half a kilo to chop I would use a blender but if you wish to chop hook baits I recommend the Korda Kutter(pictured) or simply just by hand.

Chopped boilies can you an edge

Soaked baits

Soaking your boilies can give you a real edge and can often draw fish to your hook bait or free offerings from all layers of the lake. So when the fish are in mid water, soaked baits can often attract them to feed on the bottom of the lake. There are many purposely made favours and oils available in the tackle shop but you can also soak baits in items found in the supermarket such as tuna oil, oyster sauce etc.

Dusted Boilies

To get the dusted boilie effect simply soak your baits in a favour or oil of your choice then transfer them to a bucket containing some fine ground bait or crum. In recent years many well known anglers have been in favour of this edge and can catch even the most weariest fish.

Image courtesy of chapman angling

Image courtesy of chapman angling

Use Fresh Boilies

It sounds silly but this really does work, if you can afford it buy frozen baits or make your own. When your bait thaws out all the oils and natural favours escape which give your bait a naturally attractive coating which fish love.

If you have boilie edge of your own you wish to share please comment below I’m sure other anglers would appreciate it. If you would like to learn to make your own boilies be sure to check out my other posts.

Top 5 Videos For Making Homemade Boilies

Making boilies can be an art form and starting with the basics or even improving on your base mixes and techniques can get you more takes on the bank.

I have put together a collection of videos that helped me improve the way I create homemade boilies and will help you too.

Homemade Boilie Making by CarpTone75

This video is a great example of how to set up a work station to make boilies at home. CarpTone75 goes through the tools, ingredients and techniques to create a simple but effective boilies that will get you takes from any carp.

This is a great video the explains and goes through CarpTone75’s version of the popular ‘Cell’ boilie recipe.

In this video CarpTone75 shows you how to make homemade pop up boilies using the mainline polaris pop up mix. The recipe in the video is a popular flavour of Banoffee CELL and in a light washed out pink colour.

High quality home made boilies by Clark Adams

High quality home made boilies by Clark Adams, this video gives you a basemix recipe to add to your knowledge which is over 60% natural basemix ingredients which is highly digestible to the carp.

How to make homemade boilies on the cheap

Angler’s Mail’s Bill Rushmer shows you how to make great boilies using cheap supermarket-bought ingredients. This was similar recipe to the first recipe I used which caught plenty of carp and is a great place to start when trying to make your own boilies at home plus you dont have to spend alot to give it a go.

Well I hope you enjoyed this short collection of great homemade boilie videos. If you liked this post make sure you take a look at my other posts. If you have any favourite homemade boilies videos or any views on any of these videos be sure to comment below.

5 quick top tips for modern carp fishing

Here my top 5 tips for carp fishing that I really wanted to share and hopefully you will take something away from this article to improve your own carp fishing sessions.

1: Research and Preparation

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I would say this is one of the most important things for me is research and preparation. If I turn up to a lake without this I feel less confident and will end up spending more time sorting rigs etc on the bank. Doing at least an hour of research before heading off to the lake can give you an idea of how your going to approach the lake. Being prepared before you start your session can save you a lot time on the bank and you can also get started a lot quicker which is ideal for a day ticket or even a 24 hours session. The things I prepare are rigs, bait, organising my gear, food for my session, clothes, the address of the venue I will be be fishing at. I guess this also goes in the preparation category but having things like bank sticks prepared and also rods set up can save you even more time.

2: Make some time to talk to other anglers on the lake

I have found through years of fishing is that other anglers love to talk. Finding out what and where they have caught and the methods that are successful for them can really help your own angling, I have learnt alot from just asking people how they have done on the lake. You can learn new rigs and baits that you can add to your armoury and possibility help you catch more on the venue you choosing to fish.

3: Find the fish!

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A big tip for especially the colder months is finding the fish, its all well and good fishing in the winter but you’ll be wasting your time if your not on the fish. Always keep a look out on the venue to see if your can spot fish cruising or jumping around which normally indicates the position where there feeding.

4: Be mobile

Don’t be scared of moving around if your not on the fish, I always try to fish off the barrow when possible so I can easily move swim if need to be. If you can bait up various swims that can also be helpful, even baiting up a few margin spots can be a life saver. Try to make time to have a complete walk around the lake this can give you a great overview of the venue and help you pick out other possible swims to fish.

5: Record your session

Record your fishing session on your phoneRecording your session can really help future sessions, recording your captures and fishery details can be very useful to look back on in future trips to the venue. Back in the day I used a small book then I started trying out mobile alternative to log my capture details but I found nothing that is ideal Uk anglers fishing the venues I normally to fish, so using my skills from my day job as a Web Developer I have created a project that every angler can use. Its basically a tool that you can record your captures, fishery details and join other anglers like you to share information and tips.

Catch App is currently in development and always looking for anglers to test it before it goes live to the public. If you want to know more about this useful fishing tool visit here http://signup.catch-app.co.uk/ and you can follow the digital logging book tool for anglers on twitter https://twitter.com/CatchAppUK .


If you have any other tips you wish to add and share to this article please comment below.