A Year on SSP Baits… And what a year
Being a father of 3 and house husband/stay-at-home dad is all about balance with family life so my fishing time is limited to once every other weekend or a few hours mid-week when the kids are at school and 36hr to 72hr sessions are limited to maybe twice a year, a lot of the time I’m fishing my local park pool which has a lot of history or fishing other local day ticket venues with the odd trip to either Linear fisheries or RH fisheries, so with limited time on the back I need to have confidence in the bait I’m using to catch fish.
Over the years carp fishing I’ve tried all the known brands of baits out there and then taking the step into making my own bait for a few years before returning back to the known brands but I found myself swapping and changing baits and before long you have to many options and little confidence in what your using, So I told myself I needed to stick to one bait company for a whole year and go from there.
I first heard of SSP Baits while at Carpin’ on in Essex in 2016, but never tried the bait then, I followed them on Instagram and watched the results speak for themselves, it wasn’t until August 2016 that I met an Angler using them to great success and I managed to get on the field tester team and started catching from the go and my confidence in the bait and in my own fishing grew and grew, even more so when a trip to Linear fisheries Oxlease and the end of September 2016 I managed to catch a new P.B and my first 30lb carp with a mirror at 36lb 8oz on the System-X bait range.
Fast forward a year and the bait is still catching me fish, my other love of photography which I use for SSP product shots saw me invited to join the consultancy team which I jumped at, furthermore the release of a new test bait for the testers to use has increased my confidence in SSP even more which close to 100 carp caught in a year of using it with no signs of it slowing down and I wouldn’t want it any other way, the SSP Baits field tester are a great bunch to work with and look forward to many more years of success with the team.
By Karl Powers
Team SSP Baits Consultant