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Boilie Basics- Courtesy- Dirk Buran
A fishing technique that allows an angler to catch bigger specimen of European Common and Mirror Carp and avoid other species.
These days the original idea has been modified by European anglers and used for catching other species like big tench, bream and barbel. These species have smaller mouths compared to the big mouth species like the common carp and mirror carp.
The Indian carp (rohu, mirgal and calabanse) like the tench bream and barbell have smaller mouths.
The keys to this kind of fishing are:
A. Special Baits.
B. A special rig (The hair rig)
Baits: In the past many different baits were in use to catch carp. In fact, the list could be endless, to include banana, worms, maggots, paste baits, soft sweet corn, noodles, luncheon meat, peeled crabs etc.
All these baits have one thing in common, “they are soft”, so not only carp could eat them, but also smaller species like rudd, roach and chubb, that resemble our chilwa, and all of these try to get their share of such hook baits, and nibble at them. No bite can be detected.
A hard bait that can stay in the water for hours, without getting too soft, so that the smaller fish cannot nibble away at it from the hook.
Around 20 to 30 years back, Fred Witton from the UK developed a bait called the boilie.
His original idea was not only to develop a hard bait, but also to develop a bait with a high nutritional value. A bait that offers all the contents of a perfect food, which should result in the fish getting addicted to that source of food, and totally forgetting about their natural food sources.
Today we know that the development of the hard baits was more important as the food value factor.
Even if very expensive, milk proteins (casein, lactal burmine), are still in use in some boilie baits, however there are loads of good baits that work with very normal flour contents like whole seed atta, roasted soya bean, rice, semolina, fish meal, bird foods (with high egg yolk content), maize meal (maida) and some wheat gluten for good binding properties.
A boilie bait would be made in the following way:
Shake and mix, till all the ingredients are well mixed together. Crack open ten eggs onto a bowl. Some people also like using the egg shells in the mix, as it gives a crunch to the bait, which resembles the fishes eating experience with mussels and snails.
I prefer using sweat baits that are sweet scented or the ingredients used are basically to give the bait a sweet taste.
I add a liquid intense sweetner to the eggs that are available from the fishing tackle industry, but a liquid sweetner replacement (as is used for coffee and tea) will also do fine.
I also add liquid food colour and liquid scents to the eggs.
For a start, you could try Vanilla essence, but be careful of the flavoring. Too much of it could kill a bait, which have sensitive taste organs, while too little could make it less attractive to the fish.
It is also possible to pour some liquid essence over the bait after they are finished. This will give a short time attraction level, but will not “kill the bait”.
After everything needed is added to the egg liquid, swirl it gently, and now add the powder ingredients to the egg mix. As a rough idea, at least 1Kg of mix should be used for every 10 eggs. The number of eggs required will depend on the type of powder ingredients being added to the eggs.
Don’t add everything at one go, but rather mix it in gradually using an electrical mixer to knead the liquid and dry contents together.
After a while the mixer will no longer be able to do the job, and you will have to knead the mixture by hand to make a nice paste. Using some vegetable oil on your hands will help prevent the mix sticking to them. After a good paste is achieved, you can start rolling the boilies in you hand into neat round balls.
The size of the balls depends much on the type of fish being targeted. European carp have big mouths that can take 30 mm diameter boilies. Indian carp having smaller mouths, the size of the boilies can be reduced to 10 - 14 mm, which should be just right.
These boilies can also be sent out at long range by catapult as ground bait.
A mahseer should be able to eat a boilie of 40 – 50 mm diameter.
Cooking the boilies: The smaller boilies need to be popped into boiling water for 60 – 90 seconds. The larger ones could take longer to cook. The cooked boilies will pop up to the surface of the boiling water, and should be picked up with a sieve and put on a towel to dry.
They should be left to dry in a cool dry place, for at least half a day, but can be dried for even longer periods of time, to achieve rock hard baits. Fish eat these too, as they would crack crayfish, mussels and crabs.
If the boilies are dried only for half a day, they will need to be refrigerated until they are used, or they will “go off”.
A possible mix that could be made in India is as follows:
30% Roasted fine Soya meal
10% Wheat flour
This would also be suitable ingredients for a base mix that could be mixed with other ingredients like bird food, fish meal, .