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The best of our range of baits for catching specimen barbel. Including boilies, pastes, Gloops, liquids, groundbait and hookbait extras (such as pop-ups and hard hookers) from The Hook Bait Company flavours range.

Whilst all of our hookbaits and loosefeed will catch barbel, some (such as Barbel 5 & Barbel Proactive) have been specifically created to target big barbel and others have proven themselves in testing and through anglers’ catches to be our best baits for barbel.

The best baits to catch specimen barbel, from the Hook Bait Company. Best barbel bait, boilies, pellets, pastes and groundbaits
Huge barbel like this LOVE our baits!

Many of our Field Testers and Consultants have landed barbel over 15lb on our baits – as have lots of our customers! On popular rivers like the Trent, Severn and Wye, our baits can be relied upon to produce the goods in all seasons. View some of the many barbel captures on our baits here.

The popularity of barbel fishing on rivers is increasing year on year; as is the average size of fish in many rivers. Whether you’re fishing a popular and pressured day ticket venue or a quiet syndicate stretch, offering a barbel bait that’s a little bit different can give you an edge. Often the larger, warier fish will slip up to someone offering a bait which is distinctive from the mass-produced boilies and pellets everyone else is using. On all venues, and in all seasons, it fills anglers with confidence knowing they’re fishing with a high quality, nutritionally balanced, highly palatable bait – which is why many serious barbel anglers choose boilies and baits from the Hook Bait Company.

Whether you are looking for a good bait to catch your first barbel, or you’re a seasoned specimen hunter looking for a serious edge to increase your barbel PB, the following ranges of baits have proven our best baits for barbel fishing:

Targeting another species? Take a look at our Best Baits for Catfish, Best Baits for Chub, Best Baits for Carp and Best Baits for Tench & Bream.

The best of our range of baits for catching specimen catfish (wels / silurus / siluria). Including boilies, pastes, Gloops, liquids, groundbait and hookbait extras (such as pop-ups and hard hookers) from The Hook Bait Company flavours range.

Whilst all of our hookbaits and loosefeed will catch catfish (wels / silurus / siluria and more exotic species such as Amazon red tail catfish, Mekong catfish, chao phraya and wallago leeri catfish – stocked in many Thai fishing resorts, as well as their native waters), some (such as Catfish Pro) have been specifically created to target big catfish, whilst others have proven themselves in testing and through anglers’ catches to be our best baits for catfish. View some of the many catfish captures on our baits here.

The best baits to catch specimen catfish, from the Hook Bait Company. Best catfish bait, including Catfish Pro boilies - our specialist boilies developed to target catfish
Quality catfish like this LOVE our baits!

Catfish angling is growing exponentially in popularity, as more and more venues stock cats, making them more accessible than ever before, to all anglers. Wels can be caught on a wide variety of baits – from naturals such as worms, leeches and live/deadbaits to pellets and boilies.

On venues which stock large carp alongside catfish, it’s common practice to fish mid-size boilies or pellets on a hair rig (usually popped-up or “Snowman-style”) on heavy gear – giving a good chance of tempting catfish or specimen carp. Our Catfish Pro baits are perfect for this style of fishing. They are available in a range of sizes from 12mm through to a much more selective 24mm “Donkey Choker” size and can be fished as singles or multiples on a hair. They are available in a choice of two catfish-enticing flavours: Crab & Anchovy and Salmon & Squid. We also sell fluoro pop-ups in this range.

Whether you are looking for a good bait to catch your first catfish, or you’re a seasoned specimen hunter looking for a serious edge to increase your catfish PB, the following ranges of baits have proven our best baits for catfishing:

Targeting another species? Take a look at our Best Baits for Barbel, Best Baits for Chub, Best Baits for Carp and Best Baits for Tench & Bream.

The best of our range of baits for catching specimen chub. Including boilies, pastes, Gloops, liquids, groundbait and hookbait extras (such as pop-ups and hard hookers) from The Hook Bait Company flavours range.

Whilst all of our hookbaits and loosefeed will catch chub, some have been specifically created to target big chub whilst others have proven themselves in testing and through anglers’ catches to be our best baits for chub. View some of the many chub captures on our baits here.

The best baits to catch specimen chub, from the Hook Bait Company. Best chub bait, including The Big Cheese paste, Flakey, River Secret boilies and more
Specimen chub like this LOVE our baits!

The Hook Bait Company began by developing River Secret to target chub and we’ve used our knowledge and experience in the years since to create and develop new flavours and recipes which chub will readily eat year-round. Our The Big Cheese Flakey and paste was a revelation for chub anglers – a cheese paste as easy to make as pastry-based mixes, but with a great number of advantages.

Many flavours and baits in our range have accounted for chub over 7lb and we remain the go-to brand for chub anglers looking for quality specialist chub baits.

Whether you are looking for a good bait to catch your first chub, or you’re a seasoned specimen hunter looking for a serious edge to increase your chub PB, the following ranges of baits have proven our best baits for chub fishing:

Targeting another species? Take a look at our Best Baits for Barbel, Best Baits for Catfish, Best Baits for Carp and Best Baits for Tench & Bream.

Big Squid boilies, chops, pop-ups, pellets, paste, groundbait, Gloop and liquid additives from the Hook Bait Company - superb specialist baits for barbel, chub, carp and specimen fish

Seriously fishy and seriously anti-social, so is best kept out of the house! This is the bait to attract the attentions of wary carp that have seen it all, or for attracting the attentions of chub and barbel in moving water.

This fish based product includes low temperature fish meals, salmon meal, anchovy, squid and butyric acid. The colour of the bait is a deep natural black/brown which is ideal for clear water or where carp are bombarded with brightly coloured baits. Squid and salmon oil are perfect partners for this tremendous bait and will retain its smell and attractive qualities, making it a highly effective long-term food bait source.

This particular bait has more recently been used very successfully by barbel and chub anglers with literally hundreds of double figure barbel and personal best chub ‘dogs’ falling to its amazing pulling power!

Big Squid Products:

Boilies, Barrels & Chops
Base Mix (1kg base mix makes 1.4kg of boilies)
Hook Bait Extras (Pop-ups, Hard Hookers & Flakeys)
Groundbait /Stick Mix, Pellets & Paste
Liquids - A-tract (Pellet & Groundbait additive), Bait Soak (Bait glug), Gloop (Extra thick and sticky long lasting bait glug) Oil (Heavy density additive or soak for all baits)

Big Squid - barbel, chub and carp boilies & fishing bait from the Hook Bait Company

Big Squid Big Carp - specialist carp, chub and barbel fishing baits from the Hook Bait Company