Best Bait For Carp Fishing In Kenya

What is Carp Fishing?

A carp is an oily freshwater fish from various species of the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fish native to Europe and Asia.

While carp is consumed in many parts of the world, they are generally considered an invasive species in parts of Africa, Australia, and most of the United States.

Best Bait For Carp Fishing In Kenya

1. Corn/Maize

Corn is a classic choice of Carp bait, be it whole kernel, peaches and cream, frozen or canned; all are considered staples in the Carp-fishing industry. Almost every fish can be caught with corn.

I have heard of numerous people catching a variety of fish, including predatory species, on corn while fishing for Carp—even Muskie! It seems bizarre, of course, that corn/maize would be such a great option because it does not naturally appear in aquatic ecosystems. (Angelo Viola proved on camera that predatory fish will indeed eat corn. Check out this link. About midway through the video, Ang gets a real surprise.)

2. Bread

Another classic bait for Carp is bread—namely white bread. Imagine fishing all day without a nibble as the fish just did not seem to want to put their noses down, only to find that something presented above their heads would have done the job (here, I speak from experience).

Bread, like corn, is a relatively cheap option that, if fished correctly, can be absolute dynamite. Similar to corn, a slice of bread is seventy-five percent carbohydrates, providing Carp with immediate energy.

What bait catches the most carp?

As above, Sweet corn and bread are two of the best baits to use for carp but nightcrawlers (earthworms) are excellent as well.

For bigger fish and longer fishing sessions hard boiled baits or ‘boilies’ as they are known are excellent to use on a hair rig. They really do tend to catch the bigger fish.

Do carp fish like garlic?

Garlic is quickly becoming recognized as a proven fish attractor and flavor – carp simply love it. Our premium garlic CSL compliments a huge variety of baits and is perfect for use all year round and seems to have extra pulling power in cold or colored water.