Okay then, here we have the final part in this series, which covers what bait you are likely to need on your trip to France.

All Carpers have their own ideas with regards to bait, and because there are really no hard and fast rules, the question of just how much and what kind of bait is needed is not easily answered; it cannot be answered in words of one syllable, but take this simple scenario: If the carp are feeding actively whilst you are at the lake you can get through stacks of bait!

The above is stating the obvious perhaps, but think about it: Consider the stocking levels at your chosen lake – what size do they go to?

How much bait do you think a single carp of, say, 35lbs, can munch through in one day? The metabolism of carp is such that they will grow fastest at water temperatures of around 25 – 26