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The Simplest and Easiest Boilie Recipe That Catch Carp

Updated on May 27, 2015

In this hub I will reveal the simplest boilie recipe that catch carp also a hand full of tricks and tips for making your own boilies at home.

If you're new to carp fishing and want to save money, making boilies at home is a great start and also gives you an opportunity to experiment with different flavours and colours give you an edge over everyone else.

Don’t over complicate your base mixes

Now days it seems to be the most complicated and the most ingredients the boilie recipe has, the better the boilies are and will catch the bigger carp. However in my experience this is not the case. Personally I believe the simplest the boilies base mix recipe is, the more you can concentrate on the liquid part of the boilie making process.


So where do I start?

If you're new to boilie making I would start with a simple basemix like this recipe below, leaving your room to customise it to however you wish.

The basemix for a 500g boilie base mix is:

  • Semolina 230g
  • Soya Flour 125g
  • Maize Meal 65g
  • Milk powder 40g
  • Wheat Germ 40g

For a 500g base mix use would usually use around 3 eggs which certainly depends on the size of the eggs you're using. When your mixing the eggs this is the time to add any liquid attractants to your mix this also helps lock in the favours and help leak out the natural stimulants that carp love.

Boilie making videoes

If you're new to boilie making I would check out this video below which really helped me out when I was first starting out, it's full of great information on creating your own boilies.

So you'vre create the simple basemix, what's next?

Once you have created the simple basemix above, it’s honestly up to you what you want to add to it. Great places to for base mix ingredients and liquid attractants online are AA Baits or CC Moore. Both sites have a large range of ingredients so you can make any type of boilie you wish.

Below is a list of my top favours used in carp fishing to give you an idea of what favours to try out when making boilies.

Top 5 flavours to try out for boilies

1: Chilli/Curry

2: The Cell - Mainline Cell Activator

3: Strawberry/ Tutti Frutti

4: Oyster/Fish Sauce/Tuna

5: Nut/Almond/Peanut


Boilie Flavours

There are endless amounts of favours to try but there are those timeless favours such as tutti frutti and fishmeal. Although there are an abundance of specialist ingredients and flavours designed for boilies making on the market, you can also find a vast amount of exciting ingredients in most common supermarkets.

Below is a list of useful ingredients you can find in the supermarket that you can add to you boilie recipes.

Top ingredients you can find in the supermarket

  • Milk powder
  • Curry/Chilli powder
  • Semolina
  • Soy flour
  • Vitalin
  • Any Chinese of Indian sauces

Cake making favours and extracts

And of course eggs


Test, test and test your boilies

Testing homemade boilies can help you find the right recipe for you. Making your own baits give you a unique advantage as no one else on your lake will be using it.

The easiest way to test your homemade baits is you take them to a highly stocked commercial fishery and catch a few fish on them, which will build your confidence to using them on a lower stocked specimen lake for much bigger carp.

For more ways on testing your own bait, check out this article on how to correctly test homemade boilies.

An example of what your can catch with this simple base mix
An example of what your can catch with this simple base mix

In conclusion

The world of boilie making is very exciting and creative so if you haven't given it a go I would highly recommend trying it out. Making your own bait can save you lots of money and at the end of the day a huge amount of fun.

If this hub has helped you in anyway I would love to hear how you got on. Leave a comment below and I will do my best to answer any questions you may have on anything boilie making related.


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