Groundbait

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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 tench and bream. 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 tench & bream, some have been specifically created to target big tench and others have proven themselves in testing and through anglers’ catches to be our best baits for bream & tench. View some of the many tench and bream captures on our baits here.

We designed our Tincaberry baits from scratch (in conjunction with Drennan Cup winner, Iain McDonald) specifically to catch tench and bream. And boy did they hit the mark! The reputation of Tincaberry is growing each year and it has already accounted for tench to over 12lb! Tincaberry has quickly established itself as one of the finest tench baits on the market, and is used & endorsed by many members of the Tenchfishers specimen group.

Tincaberry boilies are available right down to 10mm in size and we have pop-ups available too.

Besides Tincaberry, you’ll find the selection below are all great tench & bream baits. Whether you are looking for a good bait to catch your first tench, or you’re a seasoned specimen hunter looking for a serious edge to increase your bream PB, the following ranges of baits have proven our best baits for bream fishing and tench fishing:

Targeting another species? Take a look at our Best Barbel Baits, Best Chub Baits, Best Carp Baits and Best Catfish Baits.

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.

The best of our range of baits for catching specimen carp. 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 carp, some (such as Savay Maple Nut and Betaine Pro) have been specifically created to target big carp and others have proven themselves in testing and through anglers’ catches to be our best baits for carp. View some of the many carp captures on our baits here.

The best baits to catch specimen carp, from the Hook Bait Company. Best carp bait & boilies for carp fishing
Big carp like this LOVE our baits!

Carp fishing these days is big business and there is a mind-boggling range of boilies and cap baits on the market. On popular and pressured day ticket venues, offering carp a 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, but especially on low-stock, difficult waters, it’s vital to fish with a high quality, nutritionally balanced, highly palatable bait – which is why many serious carpers choose boilies and baits from the Hook Bait Company.

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

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

Krill Meal

The best krill meal sourced from Norway. Exceptional in any fishmeal bait and particulary good when used in stick mixes and for pouring neat over pellets, maggots and ground baits. Very pungent aroma gives your bait that extra punch. Excellent for coating hookbaits that have been dipped in one of our ‘gloops’.


Krill Meal



Meat-E-Mix

Meat groundbait designed for using in pva bags or for swimfeeder work. Has a smell similar to oxo cubes and also has ground pellet incorporated to help with flavour distribution. Meat-E-Mix makes a perfect method mix, can be used drier or infused with oil as a stick or bag mix, or can be used in a standard cage or open-end swimfeeder. It’s suitable for use in both still and flowing water.


Meat-E-Mix Groundbait/Stick Mix


Stimanol Liquid, pellets and groundbait from the Hook Bait Company - specialist fishing baits for specimen fish like carp, barbel and chub fishing

Stimanol Liquid

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.


Stimanol Liquid



Stimanol Pellets

These medium breakdown pellets slowly release flavours and attractants over time leaving an enticing scented area for fish to start feeding. Our pellets are perfect for situations where you need plenty of food signals but without over-feeding. Ideal for spod and spomb, method and pva bag work and are supplied in handy 5 litre resealable buckets, just the job for storing your made up pva pellet bags.


Stimanol Pellets



Boilie dipped in Stimanol Worm bait dip

Stimanol Worm

Thick, dark pungent liquid made from liquidised fish and worm. Superb s a dip for your hook bait or for smearing into pva bags and braid hook links.


Stimanol Worm



Worm Juice

As the name suggests we have extracted the juices from worms and also added the pressings to this brilliant liquid attractor. The uses for this are endless and can be poured neat over any bait. The amino profile of this liquid is superb and the smell is really pungent.


Worm Juice



Bloodworm Haze - liquid attractant fishing bait containing real bloodworm extracts, pressings and liquid betaine

Bloodworm Haze

Bloodworm (Glycera) juice, pressings and liquid betaine makes this a very good all-round bait activator. The liquid is thin so it easily disperses in water sending chemical signals to trick fish to the prescence of a bloodworm bed


Bloodworm Haze



Salmon Oil

Salmon Oil is rich in taste with a good fat content that fish find very appealing. Sourced from Norway, our salmon oil is highly nutritious and simply brilliant as an attractor when included in any fish mix or for coating your hook bait prior to casting out


Salmon Oil



Hydrolysed Salmon Extract


Hydrolysed Salmon Extract