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Live Baits Tips
Wether your for or against live bait, there is no doubt that the use of live fish catch plenty of good fish. 

We must as responsible anglers adhere to some basic rules when using live bait.

 

  • Check with the fishery, local water authority and bailiff's what rules are in place for live baiting.
  • Never move fish from one water to another, this can spread disease which could spoil the fishing for all of us.
  • If you have permission to catch and use fish from a water, only catch what you need.
  • Be aware of stock levels, if fish are scarce think twice before using lives from that water.
  • When holding live fish look after them, use a bucket as large as is practical with an air pump or use a keepnet. Stressed fish wont work as well as fresh, healthy fish. 
  • Always put back any unused healthy fish, don't take them home to use another day.

 

Please read our responsibilities

 

Some examples of fish Live baits

  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Eel
  • Goldfish
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Trout 

 

Dead Baits Tips
If dead baits have been frozen i know of no reason why these can be used anywhere you like, the act of freezing will kill of any potential diseases the fish may have. When freezing fish for baits, if you have room lay them out on a tray or similar to stop them freezing in a lump, alternatively roll them up in clingfilm or a bin liner first, once frozen you can bag them up.

 

Some examples of fish dead baits
  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Eel
  • Goldfish 
  • Herring
  • Lamprey
  • Mackerel
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Sardine
  • Smelt
  • Spratts
  • Trout 

First hook position in top lip, second hook position in root of pectoral fin.

First hook position in root of tail, second hook position inline or just behind the dorsal fin.

Hooking position for live baits

Hooking position for dead baits

Hook position for live baitsHook position for dead baits
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