Baits


Baits designed specifically for Lac Serreire & Badgers Holt

Our aim is simple – Using  35 years of bait making experience and contacts within the bait industry, we aim to provide the absolute best quality boilies possible. Many commercially available baits are a compromise because they have to be suitable for all lakes. But not all lakes are the same.

We provide baits optimised for Lac Serreire and Badgers Holt with no compromises at all. In doing so, we provide the carp with the best possible HNV (high nutritional value) food source for long term health and safe, sustainable weight gain. And we eliminate the problem that many anglers face when visiting a French venue; not really being sure what bait to use and having to transport it whilst still keeping it frozen. Every angler using the baits we supply can have total confidence that they are the most successful and effective baits on the complex. It’s a fact that in 2017, approximately 80% of all carp caught were on the baits that we supply at the fishery.

All baits are frozen and totally preservative free. We have multiple chest freezers installed to ensure that we always have fresh baits available. You do not need to pre-order your bait, just use as much or as little as you need whilst you are here.

For more information about the very important subject of HNV baits Click Here

Serreire Crayfish & Squid Boilie Range

boiliesRolled in the UK by the bait guru Geoff Bowers, these baits are made from top quality fish meals, bird foods and milk proteins. The bait contains a spread of base mix ingredients that gives it the highest possible biological value (BV) for the carp. The more that they eat, the more that they accept it as an almost natural food source and the more they want. This is the big difference compared to many ‘attractor’ type baits on the market that don’t offer a nutritional food source and therefore typically only work in the short term. This ‘food source’ bait has the ability to totally dominate a fishery and results here have been spectacular.

New for 2018 – We have slightly changed the flavour package with an additional natural fish flavour blended with the original crayfish and squid liquids. A liquid enzyme has also been added making the bait more ‘active’. Once thawed out, the enzyme increases the rate of break down of the proteins within the bait, releasing free amino acids into the water. As before, the bait also contains a hydrolysed marine protein liquid food source to compliment the base mix and provide even more food signals. We have long been of the belief that it is the base mix and liquid food sources that catch carp and not the flavours. The flavours are there to provide a ‘label’ in the classical HNV concept and not for primary attraction. Very often on commercial fisheries, many anglers use highly flavoured ‘attractor’ baits and the carp become quite wary of these types of baits. High nutritional value (HNV) base mixes with natural flavours at very low levels will nearly always work the best in this situation and this is exactly what we have achieved with this bait.

The bait is dark red in colour and available in 18mm and 15mm sizes. Other sizes are available to order with at least 6 weeks notice – Please call.

During the spring and autumn periods we add an emulsifier to assist with the breakdown of the bait’s fat content along with a very small amount of wheat germ. These aid digestion and increase attraction in the colder water temperatures.

Crayfish & Squid Hook Baits

We also supply the following hook baits to match these boilies:

    • 15mm white airball pop ups
    • 15mm cork dust pop ups
    • 15mm cork dust wafters (by far the most successful hook bait on the complex)
    • 15mm hard hook baits
    • SPECIAL – 12mm cork dust peach & pepper pop ups (an edge for 2018).

Serreire Fenspice

Made from a blend of fishmeals, birdfoods, milk proteins, green lipped mussel (GLM) and liver powders. A significant amount of pre-digested fishmeal is used which increases solubility and provides a high level of amino based food signals. Krill is also added for further attraction and buoyancy making this a very effective bait for use in silt and also a highly digestible food source.

A mixture of spices are also included and these provide additional attraction, taste and nutritional value for the carp. The bait is softer than the Crayfish & Squid range by design and is particularly suited to colder water conditions.

This bait is available in 15mm and 18mm sizes.

Fenspice Hook Baits

We also supply the following hook baits to match these boilies:

    • 12mm white airball pop ups
    • 15mm white Airball pop ups
    • 15mm cork dust pop ups
    • 15mm hard hook baits

Coppens Carp Pellets

Adding pellets into your bait application will usually greatly increase your chances of success on both lakes. When any species feed on pellets, masses of tiny food particles are created. These sink back into the silt and remain long after any boilies or whole pellets remain. They provide strong food signals continuing to make the spot attractive and a hook bait more likely to be found. But, for this to work, it is important that they are the right type of pellets.

After a great deal of research we have settled on using a combination of Coppens ‘Carpe Intensive’ pellets in 10mm size and ‘Premium Select’ pellets in both 10mm and 16mm sizes. The ‘Carpe Intensive’ pellets are used during the earlier and later parts of the season and for feeding throughout the winter when the water temperatures are low. The ‘Premium Select’ pellets are used during the warmer months. The main difference between the two pellets is the fat content with the ‘Carpe Intensive’ pellets being lower in fat making them much easier to digest at lower temperatures. Both pellets have a high protein content optimised for the nutritional requirements of carp.

2017-01-03_15-14-20The protein spreads are also optimised to have the highest possible BV (biological value) for carp meaning that a high percentage can be assimilated and utilised (unlike many pellets designed for other species like trout, halibut, etc). They also have a full spread of vitamins and minerals added that are designed to optimise heath and boost the immune system. These pellets are also designed to minimise waste from the fish therefore reducing ammonia loading in the water. This can be especially important in high summer with warm water and very active feeding.

Another advantage is that these two pellets have distinctly different breakdown times and we can offer both types to anglers would like to incorporate this into their bait application strategy.

New for 2018 – Due to the importance of maintaining the best possible water quality and providing the carp with a safe, high quality diet, we only allow the use of our Coppens pellets at the fishery.

For more detailed information about pellets Click Here

Plastic Baits

Please note that all forms of plastic, cork or foam hook baits are prohibited.

Please remember to check our rules about baits  Click Here