Carp fishing boilies are one of the best and most popular carp fishing baits. Boilies are made by boiling a ball-shaped mix of ingredients to make a hard-boiled bait. Fishing boilies were the brainchild of carp anglers in the late 70s, who came up with the idea of using a hard bait to keep unwanted small fry fish like bream and trench from eating the bait intended for the carp.
As Urban Bait stockists, we offer a range of fishing boilies from Urban Baits in many flavours including the very popular nutcracker and spicy red fish varieties.
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The Tuna & Garlic is a boilie that has stood the test of time. The original roots of the bait go way back to the late 1980s, a time when baits were made for pure quality and not profit. Being a fish meal based bait containing fresh fish meals and oils it is without doubt […]
1kg Strawberry Nutcracker 14mm Shelf life Boilie 1 x Strawberry Nutcracker Glug 1 x Strawberry Nutcracker Stick Mix 1 x 14mm Washed Out Ntaural Strawberry Nutcracker Pop up The Strawberry Nutcracker range of boilies and hook baits combine the time proven Nutcracker boilie base, but… with the added sweetness and attraction of Strawberry essence. The Strawberry Nutcracker range of baits has been out for over 1 year and has quickly become a firm favourite of our customers and as with the original Nutcracker, Strawberry Nutcracker will get results when used as an instant bait but does work extremely well as part of a sustained baiting regime.
The new Strawberry Nutcracker range of boilies and hook baits combine the time proven Nutcracker boilie base, but… with the added sweetness and attraction of Strawberry essence. The Strawberry Nutcracker range of baits has been out for over 1 year and has quickly become a firm favourite of our customers and as with the original […]
The Red & Spicy Fish mix is a real winner on all types of lakes. It was first used during the 1980s to devastating effect and still to this day is producing excellent results from very difficult waters. Made from the highest quality fish meals and fish oils it is mainly a summer bait but […]
These are the tried and tested Red & Spicy Fish Shelf-Life boilies but preserved with Pink Himalayan Salt. The Red & Spicy Fish mix is a real winner on all types of lakes. It was first used during the 1980s to devastating effect and still to this day is producing excellent results from very difficult […]
These are the tried and tested Nutcracker Shelf-Life boilies but preserved with Pink Himalayan Salt, available to pre-order now, we expect to start shipping 14mm and 18mm by the June 1st 2019. We will eventually have all sizes as production ramps up but initially we will be rolling 14mm and 18mm for the 1st of […]
Amazing Urban Bait deal to see you through the summer months where Nutcracker really comes into it's own. Get on the power of the tigers and save yourself some money in the process! 1kg Nutcracker 14mm Shelf life Boilie 1 x Nutcracker Glug 1 x Nutcracker Stick Mix 1 x 15mm Nutcracker Washed out Natural Pop up
The Nutcracker has been used intensively on a number of difficult lakes for the past decade and has constantly out fished other branded baits. The bait is made from a blend of ground nut and milk proteins making it excellent to use all year round. Its sweet creamy smell comes from a blend of flavours […]
The Fully Loaded range is a powerful premium hybrid of some of the best ingredients on the market, this awesome mix features the pulling power of the Livercracker powder whilst also boasting the inclusion of the infamous big fish ingredient of Haith's CLO. Two years of testing have made this one of our most anticipated bait releases ever!
Carp boilies are typically made with dairy proteins, semolina, and fish meal. The blend is then combined with eggs for binding. Manufacturers often add attractors to the base mix to make it more appealing to carp. Popular additives include hemp oil, tiger nut liquid and krill glug. As a hard bait, boilies last well without disintegrating in the water.
Carp boilies are ball-shaped because the cylindrical shape makes it easy for fishers to catapult the bait into the desired spot in the water. However, boilies are also available in a dumbell shape, which some anglers believe is an easier design for the fish to get hold of.
Another advantage of boilies is they can be infused with bright colours to attract carp from further away and make it easy for the fish to see the bait in murky waters.
Boiled can also be crushed and added to groundbait, making them a very flexible product.
Pop-ups and wafters are floating boilies, which hover above the lakebed. This makes it simple for the fish to find and eat the bait.
Anglers use pop-ups in various situations, one being when there are weeds on the lakebed. One recommended strategy is to use pop-ups together with a regular boilie in a ‘snowman’ rig. The pop-up should be smaller than the standard boilie to make a “critically balanced bait”, easy for carp to bite.
There are two types of boilies to choose from, freezer or shelf life. The shelf-life varieties contain preservatives so that they can be stored at room temperature for long periods.
Boilies without preservatives are known as freezer boilies, as these must be stored short-term in a fridge or long-term in a freezer. Otherwise, they will quickly go off.
Both the frozen and shelf-life carp baits have their pros and cons. Many carp fishers believe shelf-life boilies are less nutritious than freezer bait and less useful.
The downside of freezer boilies is they must be kept frozen to conserve freshness. This can be problematic on a long fishing trip. Despite this disadvantage, freezer boilies are the preferred type for many seasoned anglers.
However, shelf-life brands are gaining popularity. Due to advancements in food technology, shelf-life boilies now have almost the same nutritional content as their frozen counterparts. Their main advantage is they do not need special storage requirements.
Because of the additional nourishment, freezer boilies are usually more expensive than shelf-life varieties.
Boilies come in many sizes, from 6 mm micro size to 40 mm boilies. The best size to use depends on the size of fish you want to bait. If you are a beginner going for small carp, boilies up to 10 mm in diameter are a good bet. Medium sizes, measuring around 14-18 mm, are the most favoured for catching medium-sized fish, weighing between 5 and 10 kilograms. It would be best if you only used the bigger sizes for baiting big carp. The smaller sizes are optimal for catching small fish like tench or barbels.
Our Urban Bait boilies are available in many flavours, both sweet and savoury. The flavour of savoury boilies is more familiar to fish, making them less likely to suspect the bait, but sweet varieties also have their advantages.
During warm months, a strong-smelling savoury carp bait is a good choice. But during cold months, a sweet flavour may be preferred because fish eat much less in the winter, and a savoury sticky bait will leave them feeling full faster and unlikely to take further bait.
As Urban Bait stockists, we offer boilies containing an excellent blend of high-quality attractors and nutrition to fatten carp and entice them to your hook.