Here’s my guide to the ultimate method mix for carp. This has been honed over the last few years and is flexible for changes when sticking to the planned core ingredients. This includes the SECRET INGREDIENT which will give you a compact mix in the cast making an open feeder more effective than ever!
Casual Carpers ultimate method mix
Here’s the base ingredients –
Carp method mix – Bait tech super method is my current base mix of choice – Buy it on Amazon here
1 tin of sweet corn (any size, what ever you prefer as a hook bait) – I just use a cheap super market tin.
1 tin of frenzied particles (or any tinned particles/ hemp) – 600g tin – buy it on Amazon here
A good squirt of liquid pineapple (again or similar) – Currently I’m using Mainline syrup.
Carp paste powder (about a third of what you’ve used as method mix) – This by Bait tech will do the job and comes in natural fish meal or halibut.
The Carp paste power is what makes it really sticky and compact together on the feeder and hold in the cast and on impact. I find with just a method feeder mix with any decent length cast the feeder tends to lose some on impact with the water.
I usually make this the evening before I go fishing to give it over night to take on more flavour and compact down.
Start with the method ground bait and paste power in a large tub or bucket. Then add a tin of corn and the particles and give it a very good mix round. Then start adding the liquid sweetcorn until the mixture starts to stick together in the turn. One key thing of this mix is to not add any water – everything thats in it has a flavour for the carp.
I then put it in the tub to take it to the lake in and stack other tins of bait or bait boxed on it to flatten it down. When you arrive at the lake just give it a quick stir with a bank stick and off you go using it. The flattening down seems to get a better hold of it – this is not tested and just my opinion.
Then as the casual carper says – kick back and catch carp!