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i have just started using mainline active-8 can any1 tell me how to get the best out of my bait and what to use with it.

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I like 2 use 15 ml and 18 ml when fishing and a few chops just 2 keep em on there toes, and maybe a snowman rig eg 18 ml bottom bait and a smaller pop up on top, the pop up could be a yellow boillie and a different flavour, i rate active 8 big time :wink:


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one of the best baits of all time and i would have 100% confidence using it anywhere
i found the best way when i used to use it was to wait till it just started going white ,this is when the active ingridiants are at the potential apparently and it seems to work a treat
i also love the dip they do for it
i used to catch more than my fair share using it dumbell style ( 2 halfes back to back on the hair )

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Yer when the baits going white is the kiddy, i use it with the maple dip and its good gear :wink:


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i think i will have to give this a go. I used to fish with shelflife but since i have been using freezer baits i will never go back to shelflife.

thanks for your help any other suggestions are welcome :P


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I found out an activ-8 (16mm or 18mm)with a tipped plastic corn was a big success. IMHO Activ-8 still remains to be one of the best baits on the market- and I reckon has saved me from a few blanks. I didn't get on too well with the pop-ups but I think that was done to the lake I was fishing and not the bait itself.

Hope that helps :D


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one of the best baits of all time and i would have 100% confidence using it anywhere
i found the best way when i used to use it was to wait till it just started going white ,this is when the active ingridiants are at the potential apparently and it seems to work a treat
i also love the dip they do for it
i used to catch more than my fair share using it dumbell style ( 2 halfes back to back on the hair )



It doesnt have any active ingredients in it as far as i know.The white stuff is amino acid residues that are coming from bacteria that have got on the bait and are breaking it down

But you're right..use any bait as it is going white and you're onto a winner :wink:

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from there web site
"To ensure vital active ingredients remainat their most effective these baits are delivered freezer fresh withing hours of rolling".

hence the name "active 8" :D

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But you're right..use any bait as it is going white and you're onto a winner :wink:


Why doesn't everyone get thier baits to this stage at home before a session then if it works in this way? and what does the bait do differently when turning white, ie, is it a higher attractor?


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I dont think every bait in the going white stage is nesseserily a goer


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its the part before they go off mate im no bait guru but i was using active8 18 months before they had them in the shops and this was the stage that i caught most fish , i tryed keeping them in freezer boxs during my sessions in the summer so they didnt go white and still caught fish but i seemed to have better results when they were turning white ,
dont ask me why , i was told it was the sugars coming out of the bait but like i said im no bait guru , i just use boilies to feed the fish :D

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i will try the bait going white thing. and i have noticed that if you do leave some of the fruit flavored freezer baits ( ritchworth pineapple) it goes sticky and i think is much more attractive to the carp.

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i wont use other baits whilst going white s this imo means they are going off
im using nash scopex squid and forgot it was in my bag it was pure white when i found the bag and deffo wouldent use it

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i will try the bait going white thing. and i have noticed that if you do leave some of the fruit flavored freezer baits ( ritchworth pineapple) it goes sticky and i think is much more attractive to the carp.

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Agree big time :wink:


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I had a week on Active8 in France, fished it on two rods (air dried) and done very well in what turned out to be a difficult week on the lake. Took 10kg's of 14's and used around one and a half... think I gave the rest away to a mate?

I was very impressed with the response and as I'm not really a 'boilie man' I haven't used it since... but very impressed on that occasion nevertheless.


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it seems no1 has anything bad to say about Active-8 , which is encouraging. i have caught a few smaller carp on it and this has given me the confidence to carry on using it through out the summer months.

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You won't go far wrong with any quality bait if the application is right, but its definately a good choice to stick with one fairly constant, especially if targeting bigger fish on one venue.

Good luck with it.


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Camerz wrote:
i will try the bait going white thing. and i have noticed that if you do leave some of the fruit flavored freezer baits ( ritchworth pineapple) it goes sticky and i think is much more attractive to the carp.

Thanks for the help


Dont worry about what flavour a bait is...carp cant tell the difference between them and flavourings are more investigative triggers than food signals

I would agree that when its all sticky , its probably going to be a bit better tho.

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dont ask me why , i was told it was the sugars coming out of the bait but like i said im no bait guru , i just use boilies to feed the fish :D


Bacteria on the bait will be breaking down the carbohydrates/ complex sugars and proteins, into simple sugars and amino acids

carp can detect mono and disaccharides (simple sugars), and amino acids, and this is why the leaving the bait out to start turning white can produce such good results


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from there web site
"To ensure vital active ingredients remain at their most effective these baits are delivered freezer fresh withing hours of rolling".

hence the name "active 8" :D


Its just a name and stuff writtern to catch anglers. Dont get me wrong, its a good bait, but i wouldnt believe everything a bait manufacturer tells me 8)

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ive been thinking of using these activ 8.

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Dont think about it :wink:


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A good tip is to carry a selection of cork balls in a pot of active 8 Dip. This allows you to make snowman rigs of all different bouyancys with a hookbait just out of the bag. I also select the little off cuts to use as different shaped hook baits.

The dips also tend to hardern any baits left to soak, which can be useful if you need a hard bait. other than that I prefer a bait straight from the bag.

Chops and crumbles well to add to a spod mix too

If you are going fishing in cool to cold water I would ensure the baits are de frosted before arriving at the water. Freezing slows down the active ingredients, de frosting and even warming gets things moving again!


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Pukka tips keith, thanks


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i think the whole going white thing catches more carp because.....

if you think about it you introduce a bait into the water that is so fresh the more wise carp will no it has only just been introduced and they will be wairy of it. but if you introduce baits that are starting to turn then they will think they have been there longer and they will be more confident in feeding.

thats my theory anyway :wink:

a mate of mine gets a bait rolled for him by mainline and it is a well good bait it is sooo fresh its unbeleivable.

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Boilies in room temperature in the air will turn much differently to those in the water potnash


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but if you notice after you reel in a boilie after a night then it is spongey. if you cast out for an hour and then reel in its still pritty much the same as it was when it went in. but if you use one of these boillies that is starting to turn they absord the water much quicker.

also the salts are coming out of the baits maybe that helps? :wink: :wink: :wink:


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