How boilie crumb can transform your autumn approach

How boilie crumb can transform your autumn approach

Marcus Howarth swears by boilie crumb when the fish get wise to standard boilies

Moving into autumn the carp can be up for a feed, but selecting a different approach can be beneficial. They love boilies, but can get very cautious when feeding on them after a year of being angled for and caught.

A wafter hookbait is perfect over crumbed boilies

A wafter hookbait is perfect over crumbed boilies

If I feel the fish are still feeding hard, but it is tricky to get a bite, this is when I use the boilie crumb. Most anglers will use straight-out-the-bag boilies, but I like to crush and break them up. Boilie crumb is immensely appealing to carp, releasing so much attraction instantly.

I like to dampen it down with some liquid, usually some hemp oil or Pure Krill liquid, just so all those little bits absorb the liquid, which adds weight. The lightweight crumb can take a while to sink and if there is a tow in the water, it can end up drifting away from the spot.

Adding hemp oil to your hookbaits is a huge edge

Adding hemp oil to your hookbaits is a huge edge

By adding some liquids, it ensures the entire delicious Krill crumb is on the bottom. I like to use a small balanced hookbait over the top of this sort of mix. Something like a standard Krill wafter is ideal, as it blends in to the mixture of crumb and chops perfectly.

This 46lb mirror was caught on the tactics outlined above

This 46lb mirror was caught on the tactics outlined above