11 best boilies for carp fishing

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

How to choose a good boilie

The topic of choosing boilies for productive carp fishing is one of the most difficult in the entire fishing industry, and requires a lot of theoretical training from the consumer. Oftentimes, the wrong purchase accompanies even the most experienced anglers, not to mention beginners. Therefore, when choosing a top dressing for the upcoming fisherman, we recommend starting from the following criteria:

  1. Boilie type. All dressings are traditionally divided into floating, hanging above the water column, and sinking, quickly sinking to the bottom together with an intermediary (whether it be a method or a hair tackle). The first ones have a high stability of the composition and do not disintegrate into constituent elements for a long time, exuding aroma from the top point of the reservoir. The latter, reaching the bottom, fall apart and enrich the lower bottom layers with a smell, on which the entire 'local nobility' often flocks in the form of a trophy carp or carp.
  2. Type of fish caught. For a more targeted approach to the selection of boiled balls, it is strongly recommended to push off from the fish for which they will be used for bait. So, carp favors boilies with a diameter of 14 to 18 millimeters, which allow you to quickly cut off small fish from the bait. Reacts mainly to bright colors and the most popular aromas of citrus fruits, strawberries, honey. Sometimes it 'punches' spicy balls of red pepper or cinnamon, and also reacts to dips like hazelnut and crab aromas.

Fishing season. Another fundamental characteristic that affects the productivity of the use of certain boilies. In this case, only taste preferences come into play:

  1. Winter. A harsh time, productive carp fishing is available only to great professionals. Since all organisms under water are in severe conditions of limited internal resources, you should choose boilies from quickly assimilated elements for bait. In time, you will have to be accompanied by exotic tastes – carp loves to savor it at any time of the year.
  2. Spring. Spring activity does not have the best effect on the carp body. At this time, he needs a quick replenishment of energy resources, which is possible only with the use of nutritious boilies. For example, from special fish meal. Trending taste: shellfish and crustaceans.
  3. Summer. It's time for the prime of life, a rise in temperature and a full-fledged transition of carp from meat taste to 'dessert'. Fruity aromas will come in handy in this case. Boilie nutritional value in this case does not matter.
  4. Fall. The time of a tight energy reserve before wintering makes carp a real 'voracious machine', sweeping away both easily digestible and nutritious combined feed. The flavors are again dominated by a love for crustaceans and shellfish, as well as banana and citrus aromas.

Rating of the best boilies for carp fishing

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best sinking boilies for carp 1 Richworth Euroboilies Plum Royale 829 RUB
2 DYNAMITE BAITS SWEET TIGER FLURO WASHOUTS 959 r
3 Fun Fishing Classic – Strawberry RUB 1,099
4 Rod Hutchinson Monster Crab with Shellfish Sense Appeal RUB 810
5 StarBaits Hot Demon StarBaits RUB 1 609
6 Dumbell Hookers 10mm Active 8 486 r
7 CCMoore Equinox Shelf Life (Ekinoks) 1kg RUB 899
The best floating boilies for carp 1 DYNAMITE BAITS THE CRAVE RUB 930
2 Richworth Airo Pop-Up Pineapple Hawaiian (Pineapple) 649 r
3 CCMoore Northern Specials NS1 + Yellow Pop Ups RUB 799
4 High Visual Dumbell Pop-Ups Bright Pink-Clockwork Orange 441 r

Best sinking boilies for carp

Richworth Euroboilies Plum Royale

Rating: 4.9

Richworth Euroboilies Plum Royale

Expensive, but the most catchy sinking boilies from the Richworth company were originally created as feed boilies, but gradually gained the status of main ones for the rich smell and the speed of its spread in water. According to the manufacturer's official data, the time of their operation in water is 36 hours – this is how much time the nutritious 'ball' spends to fully release the aroma into the environment.

The angler is free to choose how large a boilie he needs for bait. Fortunately, the range of Richworth Euroboilies Plum Royale diameters is very large, ranging from 15 to 25 millimeters. The packaging volume also received a portion of approval: it is much more convenient to buy packages of 1 kilogram than small jars of 100-200 grams. True, the price severely limits the buying audience, sweeping aside beginners and amateurs who are scrupulous about finance. But there's nothing you can do about it – you have to pay for a good return.

Advantages

  • good packing volume (1 kilogram);

  • balanced composition, containing a sufficient amount of all trace elements;

  • 36 hours of the established working time;

  • a wide selection of boilies in diameter;

disadvantages

  • high price.

DYNAMITE BAITS SWEET TIGER FLURO WASHOUTS

Rating: 4.8

DYNAMITE BAITS SWEET TIGER FLURO WASHOUTS

It is difficult to talk about Dynamite Baits Sweet Tiger Fluro Washouts in the same vein as about the other nominees of the rating, since these boilies represent a completely different level of production. Based on a selection of nutritious foods that contain a balanced amount of protein, fat and carbohydrates, these 'balls' combine the alluring power of scent and fluorescence to provide immediate stimulation of carp bite. In this case, we are talking about the smell of a tiger nut, sweet and very inviting for untrained fish.

Overall, the wonderful lure has become the object of adoration and bias of some anglers. The fact is that it is packed in small boxes that can hold only 100 grams of 10-, 15- or 20-mm boilies, which does not fit in with the concept of an affordable bait. And the cost, in human terms, is exorbitant, which is why such a purchase is the privilege of predominantly professional carp fishing.

Advantages

  • very luscious aroma of sweet tiger nut;

  • about 36 hours of work until the scent is completely 'exhaled';

  • the presence of fluorescence that attracts the attention of fish;

disadvantages

  • high price for a small quantity (about 750 rubles per 100 grams).

Fun Fishing Classic – Strawberry

Rating: 4.7

Fun Fishing Classic - Strawberry

This is the very case when the name of the company fully justifies the content of the boilies. The 'Merry Koloboks' is a pure carp groundbait based on a combination of strawberry and hemp extracts, yielding a surprisingly semantic mix for cautious fish. In addition to the above ingredients, Fun Fishing Classic – Strawberry contains sweeteners and cornflakes. The justification for including the latter and not including at least a small portion of protein products is the need for intense diffusion processes. Favorable conditions create a real 'aromatic explosion' against which no carp can resist.

According to consumers, the packaging of Fun Fishing Classic is close to ideal. One package contains 2 kilograms of the cherished 'balls', the diameter of which is 15 or 20 millimeters, depending on the choice of the angler himself. The price also leaves a pleasant feeling: such a large volume requires only 1000 rubles in net costs. Thus, these boilies can be safely recorded in the best in terms of value for money.

Advantages

  • attractive price for a package of 2 kilograms;

  • the choice of the diameter of the boilie between 15 and 20 mm;

  • 'loose' composition, which guarantees an intensive course of the diffusion process in warm water;

  • high alluring conditions;

disadvantages

  • lack of protein components in the composition.

Rod Hutchinson Monster Crab with Shellfish Sense Appeal

Rating: 4.7

Rod Hutchinson Monster Crab with Shellfish Sense Appeal

An honorable place in the ranking goes to one of the few English boilies designed specifically for fishing in the waters of Foggy Albion. Few believed in the effectiveness of bait on domestic reservoirs, but the taste of the crab somehow interested our carp and showed excellent alluring abilities. The concentration of protein (in relation to other microelements) is so high here that boilies perfectly 'break through' the odor barrier in cold water.

As anglers note, Rod Hutchinson Monster Crab tends to collect large amounts of trophy carp in the groundbait area, and also has a beneficial effect on catfish and other fish that prefer to feed on crustaceans. Of course, in the face of a tight budget constraint, this option for boilies is unlikely to suit anglers, since it requires considerable purchase costs. However, if funds permit, you are unlikely to find a better option.

Advantages

  • punchy groundbait that spreads odor even in cold water;

  • large coverage area;

  • the ability to feed carp, catfish and other fish that feed on crustaceans and molluscs;

  • increased content of protein microelements;

disadvantages

  • high price.

StarBaits Hot Demon StarBaits

Rating: 4.6

StarBaits Hot Demon StarBaits

The true 'giant' of all the boilies on offer, Starbaits' Hot Demon comes in 2.5kg packs. This state of affairs completely suits those who like to fish for large carp and catfish, who are massively buying up packages at a very attractive price.

The basis of this wonderful bait is made up of huge concentrations of fish meal and oils, flavored with a portion of selected (odorous) spices and mineral extracts. All this mixture dissolves perfectly in warm water and, most importantly, shows equally impressive results in cold waters. The process of spreading the smell here is tied to the intense evaporation of the very oils that we mentioned earlier. These capabilities of the Hot Demon are very impressive for inveterate fishing enthusiasts, as well as the ability to choose the most suitable size for boilies from 14 and 20 millimeters for one price.

Advantages

  • a great combination of hot spices;

  • large volumes of packaging (2.5 kilograms each);

  • low cost of the finished product;

  • the odor spreading mechanism is tied to the wasting of oils (allows the bait to work even in cold water);

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Dumbell Hookers 10mm Active 8

Rating: 4.5

Dumbell Hookers 10mm Active 8

Sinking boilies from the Mainline company are specially designed for fishing carp in the summer and take into account all the specifics of feeding this cautious fish. Contains nutritious ingredients, including natural egg and milk proteins, a huge portion of carbohydrates and special aromatic additives that stimulate fish to find bottom food. The effectiveness of the action is manifested immediately after the start of feeding: the water area begins to 'overgrow' with hungry fish. Actually, this is the ideal time for fishing – almost every throw of the feeder leads to an effective bite.

The main disadvantage of Dumbell Hookers Active boilies is the filling method. A small amount of 10 mm balls is poured into 160 gram jars, which imposes a limitation on the frequency of use or requires the purchase of several batches at once. This, as far as the price can be judged, is not an occupation for the poor: only a few can afford to throw out 800 rubles per pack (this is the harsh reality).

Advantages

  • excellent manifestation of alluring qualities (especially in the summer season);

  • absolute safety for the area of ​​the harvested water body;

  • persistent concentrated fragrances, freely spreading in water;

  • high efficiency of 10 mm koloboks;

disadvantages

  • high price;

  • modest packaging volumes.

CCMoore Equinox Shelf Life (Ekinoks) 1kg

Rating: 4.5

CCMoore Equinox Shelf Life (Ekinoks) 1kg

The Equinox line has always been in good standing of domestic Karoplovs, and the new sinking Shelf Life boilies are no exception. Packaged in 1 kilogram pack, these 'balls' actively lure fish to the bait place due to a combination of nutrients and aromatic impurities. Strong fruit extracts and yeast provide the boilies with a long-lasting smell that spreads far from the casting site. But the time of their action depends not so much on the content. how much of the size. Fortunately, there are three of them in the Equinox Shelf Life line (15, 18 and 24 millimeters).

Overall, consumers are very happy with the long-term results of such a nutritious bait. They note a noticeable increase in the number of fish in a particular area of ​​the reservoir, which was subjected to intense boilie spreading during the week. In addition, it is pleasantly surprising to be able to pull out not only carp, but also catfish into the operational space, thanks to the presence of fish and milk protein in the bait.

Advantages

  • high responsiveness of fish to bait;

  • the choice of boilie sizes: from 15 to 24 millimeters;

  • packing of 1 kilogram per pack;

  • attractive price;

  • persistent aroma exuded by a single sinking 'kolobok';

disadvantages

  • not found.

The best floating boilies for carp

DYNAMITE BAITS THE CRAVE

Rating: 4.9

DYNAMITE BAITS THE CRAVE

In the opinion of the majority, the leading place in the rating goes to the 'super attractive' boilies from The Crave in all their vast variety. Strawberry, pineapple and banana, variations with the smell of walnut and many others – they all conquered users with their availability in retail chains and their good work on the pond.

The bulk of the boilies of this manufacturer are 15 millimeters in diameter and packaged in large kilogram packs. It is noteworthy that their cost slightly exceeds Richworth's requests for two 80-gram cans with their miracle lures. And even if the operating time is slightly less than the declared 24 hours, it is still the same case when the quantity completely covers the gaps in quality. Moreover, the aromatic component is not at all weaker than that of serious competitors.

Advantages

  • decent time of action (actually up to 18 hours);

  • a huge assortment of different flavors in the line;

  • the diameter of boilies varies from 15 to 20 millimeters;

  • very low price for 1 kilogram;

disadvantages

  • not found.

Richworth Airo Pop-Up Pineapple Hawaiian (Pineapple)

Rating: 4.8

Richworth Airo Pop-Up Pineapple Hawaiian

Richworth's floating boilies are among the most sought after in the fishing community. Having gone through a small rebranding, which affected only the packing methods (but in no way on the taste variety), they began to be produced in small batches of 15 pieces, in diameters of 15 and 18 millimeters. By coincidence, the majority of users voted for the Hawaiian Pineapple scent, marking it as the most potent and luring lasting for 24 hours. It is worth noting that this indicator is valid only for warm water bodies – in cold water, these frames are lubricated sometimes for the better, then for the worse.

User reviews indicate that the new Richworth Airo Pop-Up Pineapple Hawaiian has not lost the quality of relatively old versions of itself (before the rebranding). It is good to use it both as a main groundbait and in combination with other flavors from the same company (for example, strawberries). The only problem is the high price. Not everyone will dare to give about 600 rubles for an 80-gram (albeit beautiful) jar with 15 boilies. But if he does, he will be guaranteed to be satisfied.

Advantages

  • excellent alluring abilities (mainly due to taste);

  • zero negative impact on the area of ​​water bodies;

  • stimulation of fish activity at a specific place of bait;

  • continuous action within 24 hours from the moment of casting;

disadvantages

  • high price for a minimum portion.

CCMoore Northern Specials NS1 + Yellow Pop Ups

Rating: 4.7

CCMoore Northern Specials NS1 + Yellow Pop Ups

The pop-up from the well-known CCMoore brand is included in the rating due to its excellent complementary feeding performance both in combination with sinking boilies and when used independently. Available on the market in 12, 13 and 14 mm versions, as well as a combo kit (13 and 14 mm 'spools' in mix). They have a bright yellow color and a rich fruity-citrus taste, which takes only 4-5 minutes to start.

To increase the coverage area of ​​Northern Specials NS1 + Yellow Pop Ups, the manufacturer recommends double processing of boilies with another powerful attractant, but domestic anglers consider this a big overkill. As in the case with the previous nominee, the cost of the sets is not the smallest, but it fully pays off with high efficiency.

Advantages

  • stable action in warm and cold water;

  • a combination of the strongest attractants (citrus and fruit concentrates);

  • double lure due to color and aroma;

disadvantages

  • not found.

High Visual Dumbell Pop-Ups Bright Pink-Clockwork Orange

Rating: 4.7

High Visual Dumbell Pop-Ups Bright Pink-Clockwork Orange

Floating orange flavored boilies, luring carp well for fishing with hair rigs. Sold in batches of 15, in diameters of 10 and 15 millimeters. They splendidly dissipate the aroma in warm water, due to which in the shortest time (according to numerous observations, in the region of 8-12 minutes) they gather a feeding audience around them. Due to their good absorbency, by the user's request, they can be processed with another flavoring additive to enhance the action, but many consider this overkill.

As carp and carp fishing enthusiasts note, Mainline's orange pop-up is the most potent of all flavors. Its pink color is clearly visible in the water, which makes the fish rise from the depths to the place where it is supposed to feed. The cost of one box is not too low, but quite decent for such an effective bait.

Advantages

  • effective action in warm water;

  • strong orange flavor;

  • additional alluring action with color;

  • 10 and 15mm boilies in stock;

disadvantages

  • work well only in warm water.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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