Original post made by Peter Webber(UK Angler) on April 3, 2003 Hi guys Heres my first posting on carp fishing UK style, I'll be adding to it every other day if you guys think this is something you would be interested in. If there is something on here you don't understand please let me know and I'll do my best to explain it for you. In the Uk we do a lot of baiting up to get the carp in the area of where we are fishing. A good way to do this and one I think you guys could do is to use ingreadiance that you can find in most stores ( I found Wal-Mart to be a good place while over there). Heres a list of the sort of thing to look out for; crushed oats bird seeds bread crumbs powdered milk custard powder ( might be hard to find) chick peas sweetcorn maize (whole and crushed) trout pellets molasses These are just a few things you could use in your grounbaits. The bird seed needs to be soaked for 24 hours to soffen up. The idea is to mix these up together and adding water to be able to make a ball that will stay together until it hits the lake/river bottom then breaking up. A good idea I think might work is if you know a place that has carp but is new to you is to make this up at home and freeze the balls of groundbait. Then spend about a week baiting up the swim before you intend to fish. Make sure you include what ever baits you are going to use in with the groundbait. Some baits that work well over here other then boilies are; worms ( my fav) tined meats (spam,luncheon meat etc) sweetcorn paste baits ( will go in to this later) maggots bread (great for fishing on the top of the water free lined) Next i'll tell you how to make a paste bait and home made boilies as well as how to fish the "Method" ( my fav style for carp), i'll even try to tell you how to make your own method feeder.