WE ALL need confidence in what bait we use, but do any us really understand what carp really want – and why? With the aid of an overlooked old scientific paper, our carp fishing analyst Colin Davidson explores this fascinating topic - read Colin's verdict in Angler's Mail magazine. Here we share the original papers which inspired him.

Colin, who writes an exclusive weekly column in Angler’s Mail magazine’s new Carp Crew pages, said: “It was absolutely fascinating to be sent scans of a published scientific paper from 1960 detailing the responses of carp to 115 different flavours and types of food by aquatics expert Bruno Broughton. It’s essential reading for anyone interested in carp.”

Here, we share with you that paper, entitled: Reactions of Aquarium Carp to Food and Flavours’ by Howard A Loeb. Published in the New York Fish & Game Journal. Volume 7, pages 60-71. 1960.

It’s heavy going, but may change your attitude to bait, like Colin’s insightful columns in AM magazine. If you have views after reading this work below, please drop a line to anglersmail@timeinc.com

Read Colin Davidson's thoughts on this paper and many carp matters in Angler's Mail magazine.

Read Colin Davidson’s thoughts on this paper and many carp matters in Angler’s Mail magazine.

1960 Flavour Article - C11960 Flavour Article - C21960 Flavour Article - C31960 Flavour Article - C41960 Flavour Article - C51960 Flavour Article - C61960 Flavour Article - C71960 Flavour Article - C81960 Flavour Article - C91960 Flavour Article - C10

 

If you have views after reading this work about carp feeding habits and bait, please drop a line to anglersmail@timeinc.com