It’s January and if like me you’re skint but want to still catch carp this recipe is for you.
This year I’ve been playing around with pop ups and with my favourite favours such as the indian spice so I had plenty of it laying around that’s why I decided on the indian spice flavours.
Making boilie sticks are the quickest and often cheapest way to make boilies. Although they won’t be your average rounded shape, these baits are high leakage and small, which is ideal for any time of the year.
Another reason why I love boilie sticks is that you can make the baits any size you need, by simply boiling them as whole sticks then snapping off the size you need on the bank.
Making boilies sticks are ideal if you like crushing up you boilies for PVA bags.
Here’s my recipe for the Indian Spice Boilie Sticks:
– 6 eggs
– 10ml Mainline Indian spice
– 5ml Mainline Mediterranean shellfish
– Black food colouring
– Mainline brown dye
– Semolina – 250g
– Fishmeal – 55g
– Soya – 50g
– EMP Bird Feed – 50g
– Maize Meal – 65g
– Milk powder – 30g
Mix to recipe together to make a doughy mix and roll a sausage shapes making sure each stick is around 5/6cm.
Boilie the stick for around 1 – 2 minutes and dry them for at least 24 hours before use.
Thanks for reading my quick boilie sticks guide.
I will be updating the blog very soon with some special homemade hookbaits that have landed me plenty of carp including 2 PB’s last year.
Today I’m gonna show you how to make ‘Boilies’ very quickly and in the easiest way possible. And when I say boilies I really mean boilie chunks or as I like to call it ‘boilie biscuit’.
What are boilie chunks your asking yourself? Well it’s basically using a common boilie base mix but removing the rolling step of the process by cutting the dough mix into chunks and boiling it.
As well as showing you a step by step on how to make boilie chunks, I will also list the positives and negatives of making these baits for carp fishing.
For this example I will make a mainline ‘CELL’ type boilie chunk recipe because in my latest campaign I’ve been targeting large carp at a local lake which Cell and white/pale type baits do really well and didn’t really want to spend a small fortune baiting up areas with ready-made boilies.
The steps on how to make boilie chunks
So follow along with these steps if you want to make boilie chunks:
Step 1 – Make the basemix and liquid/egg mix
The basemix for a 500g mix is:
- Semolina – 210 g
- Soya – 125g
- Maize Meal – 65g
- Milk powder – 30g
- Desiccated Coconut – 10g
- Ground Almonds – 10g
- Wheat Germ – 50g
- Tea spoon of chilli flakes
The liquid mix is:
- 3 eggs
- Mainline’s Cell Activator Liquid
- vanilla extract (optional)
Step 2 – Make a dough ball with the mix
Step 3 – Flatten the dough on a cutting board or side board
Step 4 – Cut up the mix into chunks and place onto a towel or old apron
Step 5 – Boil some water in a saucepan (make sure its bubbling before you can add the chunks)
Step 6 – Remove the chunks after around two minutes and dry on a towel
Step 7 – Leave on the towel for around 3-5 hours then transfer to an air dryer bag
Step 8 – Dry for around 24 hours then use or put them in ziplock freezer bag and into the freezer
Next I will explain the positives and negatives of using boilie chunks so you can decide if you want to make them.
Positives to making boilie chunks
- Quick and easy to produce large quantities which is great for preparing for long sessions or campaigns to catch specimen carp
- Very cheap to produce, which will save you money in the long run
- Carp always see round baits so give them something different with boilie chunks
- Carp love them!
Negatives to making boilie chunks
- Can’t use a throwing stick alternatively you can use a catapult or just by hand
Thanks for reading
Thanks for reading this post on how to make boilie chunks, this little edge really does save you time, money, very easy to make and helps you catch lots of carp. If you try this recipe comment below I would love to see the results you have had using this method and be sure to check out my other post on homemade boilie making.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.