Fantastic video the team member Dave Binns fishing for chub on a small local river, The Original Flakey and Pop up Flakey doing the business

Well where has the last 2 months gone!! The Hook Bait Co. team and our customers have been busy on our rivers and lakes putting our bait to good use with big barbel, chub, carp and even roach finding it hard to resist.

Here’s a brief summary from July and Augusts posts on our Facebook Public Group if you’d like be in with a chance of wining a kilo of your favourite HBC hook baits the please share your captures by joining our Facebook Public Group and post them up there or email the details and photos to

July 2016

Stephen & Jamie Hall with a 6lb 8oz Chub and 11lb Barbel from the River Dove, both caught on HBC Spicy Meat Pro, well done on making the angling press and promoting the Hook Bait Co.


Next, just to prove the small species have good taste, here’s Simon Varela’s roach caught on the HBC Spicy Meat Pro


Team member and field tester Lewis Gaukrodger with an immaculate Trent Barbel on the HBC Test Bait


Duck face Grazy Roberts with a Teme Tiger barbel on the HBC Spicy Fish Pro


Charity auction winner David Gough with his Dove double on the HBC Spicy Fish Pro


Bob Beal on the Trent with a barbel of 8lb 12oz on the HBC Amino Crustacean


Team member and field tester Andy Sliwa with a Teme Chub on the HBC 3B


August 2016

Rob Hill with a 10lb 2oz barbel on the HBC Spicy Meat Pro


Kyle Binns 10lb 4oz barbel and new PB on the HBC Spicy Meat Pro


Dad Dave Binns with his own new PB 12lb 6oz barbel also on the HBC Spicy Meat Pro


John Hoyle with a nice barbel from the river Don on the HBC Spicy Fish Pro

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Jamie Armitage with a lovely middle Trent barbel caught on the HBC Stiminol pellets


Jamie Armitage with a lovely Tidal Trent barbel caught on the HBC Stiminol pellets blessed with holy water no less!!


Jared Huish with a new PB 12lb 10oz Warwickshire Avon barbel on HBC pellets glugged in Stimanol


Dave Varnam with a barbel on the HBC Barbel Proactive


Bob Beal with a 6lb 11oz barbel on the HBC Amino Crustacean


And finally Grazy with another Dove double on the HBC Spicy Fish Pro


If you’d like be in with a chance of winning a kilo of your favourite HBC hook baits the please share your captures  by joining our Facebook Public Group and post them up there or email the details and photos to

Tight Lines,

The Hook Bait Team.

June 2016 Roundup

It was a good start to the 2016 river season for Hook Bait Co. customers and team members.

First up was Grazy with a fin perfect 11lb 10oz river Dove barbel, a new PB taken at 5am on the 16th on a 14mm Spicy Fish Pro dumbell.

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Next we have Hook Bait Co, regular Bob Beal who welcomed the new season in on the tidal Trent but events and nearby anglers conspired against him so he headed for a quieter spot and managed his first barbel a 9lb 9oz beauty.

BoB Beal June Barbel Tidal Trent

Bobs favorite bait is the Amino Crustacean and it didn’t let him down with this 8lb 1oz bar of Trent gold winning him this months prize of a kilo of the Amino Crustacean and matching glug, well done Bob!!

BoB Beal June Barbel 8lb 1oz

The chub like the Amino Crustacean too and 15 chub to 4lb 2oz came to the net in the same session!!

BoB Beal June Chub

Finally we have Hook Bait Co. team member Lewis Gaukrodger who’s working with owner Darren McCann and developing a new bait. Lewis had this tidal Trent barbel in the opening week of the season and is confidently sticking solely with the new bait.

Lewis Gaukrodger‎

If you’d like be in with a chance of wining a kilo of your favourite HBC hook baits the please share your captures  by joining our Facebook Public Group and post them up there or email the details and photos to

Tight Lines,

The Hook Bait Team.

The companies new range of pike and predator products are producing the goods during testing with team member Jon Preen banking fish of 28lb 8oz and 25lb 9oz from a Midlands still water, both fish being the largest 2 ‘crocs’ to have come out of the venue in years.
These products offer the predator fishermen something very unique and different to what is currently on the market and will be available to the public in the coming weeks.

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28lb 8oz

25lb 9oz

25lb 9oz


The highly anticipated ‘Barbel 5’ range is now available to the public. A bait that has proven to be a tremendous success in testing over the last 12 months putting no fewer then 9 Barbel over 14lb on the bank from rivers up and down the country.

Postage Price Drop

We are now dealing with a new courier service that is still giving us fantastic and reliable deliveries but at a reduced rate, therefore we are passing these saving onto our customer base to enable you to purchase from us online cheaper then ever before.

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We are currently developing 2 new flavours that we are very confident in and if tests are as successful as we anticipate them to be then they will be available at some point in 2014.

We are also tweaking and making improvements to our pike and predator range and hope to have this range on general sale as soon as possible.

Darren recently took this photograph of his hook bait glugged in Stimanol that is available from our ‘Naturals Range’


Stimanol is a pure fish extract which is high in amino acids and stimulatory proteins which we have combined together with a natural sweetener to give a really good rounded profile that is easily digestible. We highly recommend this as an additive in any fish meal mix with a suggested inclusion rate of between 20 – 30 ml. per 6 eggs, and it is even better when used as a glug for hook baits which draw in the goodness and removes the water content from your boilie making them harder and impervious to smaller fish. This product is 100% water soluble and is pva friendly.

You can purchase Stimanol and all our other ‘Naturals’ here:



It’s been a busy time for the company of late (hence no news for a few weeks) and next month looks to be even busier. We will be in attendance at 3 events in November where you can come along and meet Darren and members of the team, buy bait we have at the events and check samples from our flavour range so you can make orders on the evening for baits we don’t bring in quantities. The events and a little information about them are:

The Nottingham Piscatorial Society Present ‘An Evening with Bob Roberts’

This takes place on Wednesday 6th November at 7.30pm in the Dome at Kelham Hall, Newark.  NG23 5QX.

Details for this event can be found on the NP website here:


The Barbel Society Lancashire Region Present ‘An Evening with Steve Pope & Terry Theobald’

Monday 18th November

Bredbury conservative club

George lane


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Entrance 7.00pm for an 8.00pm Start

More details can be found on the Lancashire regions Facebook page here:


The Yorkshire Specimen Group Presents ‘An Anglers Evening for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital With Julian Cundiff & Lee Swords’

Wednesday 27th November

Club 39, 39 College Road, Doncaster, DN1 3JH

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start

Please read the poster below and support the event to help the kids. There are some amazing raffle prizes to be won including a holiday on the river Ebro fishing for Carp & Catfish, guest sessions on some exclusive syndicate waters both lakes and rivers, rod pods, luggage, clothing, bait, terminal tackle, rods, reels…………………… Yes the raffle is that good!!! So get buying those tickets, details on how to do this are on the poster.

You can also check updates regarding this event and all Y.S.G. news on their facebook page here: and their website here:




There have been a number of articles, images, updates and fixes on the website which are:


News 8th September 2013

We will be attending the Yorkshire regions Barbel Society meeting on the 19th of this month and bringing along a large selection of bait for our stall. So why not pop along and get hold of some bait? Not only will it save on postage costs but you will also be treated to a fantastic evening with gust speaker Gary Knowles. The details are:

Thursday 19th September

The Wetherby Social Club
Sandback Ind Est
Sandbacy Way

Guest Speaker will be allrounder and Korum Consultant GARY KNOWLES

Also present will be:
Paul Fisk F.F.F Feeders
Chris Lythe Centerpins and home made floats
Darren Mccann The Hook bait Company
Barbel Society Merchandise with Rob Hilton,
more to be announced after confirmation

Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start

Members £3 None members £5
Juniors, Ladies & Senior Citizons Free