This week I’m going to let you in on my new quest to make a new type of nutty boilie and I will go through all the ingredients you will need. For this mix you can find most of the ingredients in the supermarket.
The story behind the quest..
Recently on a trip to Furnace lakes near horsham a good friend of mine was using a fairly new bait The Nutcracker by Urban Baits and as soon as I smelt it I was instantly in love with it.
After doing some research The Nutcracker has been doing very well and even does well on waters that have never seen this bait before.
So I decided to make a similar bait using mostly supermarket ingredients keeping things nice a simple as I usually do. To be honest with you my first attempt smells nothing like The Nutcracker but the basic mix looks very similar.
Here’s the list of ingredients below which makes around a kilo and half of boilies.
200g of ground almonds
100g of ground hazelnuts
200g of corn flour
100g of milk powder
400g of fine semolina
5 table spoons of sugar
5 table spoons of salt
25ml of Coconut Betaine Syrup by Marcel Van Den Eynde
These boilies smells great very similar to a Ferrero Rocher and I sure the carp a going to love them.
Keep up to date with the results
I will be updating the blog with the results I have on this bait and I will be developing it to get it very similar to the The Nutcracker boilies by Urban’s so don’t forget to subscribe on the right hand side of the blog.
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.
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.
UPDATED 23/07/2017: These videos by CarpTone75 was removed from YouTube. These were very informative videos for anyone wanting to make homemade boilies. If you have any suggestions as a good replacement please let me know in the comments below. There are official Mainline videos now on how to use their product to make cell boilies, see below.
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.