October 26, 2022 2 min read

Do you want to catch more carp and barbel? If so, then using particle baits is a strategy that you should consider. Particle Baits are made up of all sorts of beans, peas, nuts, and seeds, and they are a favourite among anglers for carp and barbel fishing. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of using particle baits, as well as some tips on how to use them effectively. So read on to learn more!

One of the main benefits of using particle baits is that they are very versatile. They can be used for pre-baiting, spodding, or as a hookbait. Additionally, they are a cheap alternative to boilies and can often produce excellent results when barbel and carp fishing. Another benefit of using particle baits is that they are easy to store. You can make up batches of them and freeze them, so that they are ready to use at a moment's notice. Simply defrost your batch overnight and the particle should then be ready to use the next day. 

When using particle baits, it is important to keep in mind that some of them need to be soaked and/or boiled before they are safe for the fish to eat. This is because they can swell up to three times their original size when they take in water. So be sure to soak and boil your particle baits before using them.

One of the most popular types of particles to use is Hempseed, which can be mixed with other particles or used on its own. Hempseed is very effective with Tares, and can also be combined with corn or maize. Adding a dash of chili oil or chili flakes will give it a different edge. Hempseed is a high quality particle that is easy to prepare and use. We recommend that you pre-soak for 12-14 hours using plenty of fresh water (make sure you cover the seed) and then bring to the boil and simmer for around 30 mins or so until you see the seed split with little white shoots coming out of the seed.

Top Tip to Boost your Particle Baits

C Food Betalin is a combination of our two greatest attractors and our first 'savoury' Betalin. Carp & Barbel love the taste of this product, and it is a must to add to particles baits to give them that extra boost. We recommend that you add at a ratio of 5ml per dry kilo at the presoak stage and also the same level again once you have your cooked particle. Betalin is completely natural and can't be overloaded, so you can use it with confidence knowing that you are not doing any harm to the fish or the environment. This is a must-have product for any serious Carp or Barbel angler.

If you are looking for an effective way to catch more carp and barbel, then using particle baits is a great option. Keep in mind the tips we have discussed in this blog post, and you will be sure to have success with this fishing strategy.