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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.

Spicy Fish Pro 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

Spicy Fish Pro is made up from an enticing blend of fishmeals that include Tuna, Krill and Salmon.

The flavours used are completely natural and are not over powering but they do hang around giving out signals of food present.

Initially launched at the Barbel Society conference, the bait has since been enhanced and re-branded to Spicy Fish Pro and is already proving itself to be a classic.

Spicy Fish Pro 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)

Spicy Fish Pro barbel baits - boilies, paste, boosters, pellets and groundbait for specimen fish like carp, barbel and chub fishing

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 hookbaits@yahoo.co.uk

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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August 2016

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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Dave Varnam with a barbel on the HBC Barbel Proactive

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

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

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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 hookbaits@yahoo.co.uk

Tight Lines,

The Hook Bait Team.

Hook Bait Co. owner Darren McCann has recently tweaked the mix on the already successful Spicy Fish Pro range which has already helped put a significant number of specimen fish on the bank so far this season. Darren said “I have added Atlantic Salmon to it plus a couple of inducers as well but that’s not to say the original Spicy Fish Pro won’t do the business because it’s still a top quality bait”

Grazy Roberts with a 12lb 8oz barbel caught on Spicy Fish Pro boilies from the Hook Bait Company

Field tester Grazy Roberts was sent the first batch of bait this week and has just returned from a session on his favorite river Dove in Derbyshire, Grazy takes up the story…

I’ve had a great start to my season and used no other bait apart from the Spicy Fish Pro. So far this season the original bait has resulted in 25 barbel consisting of 4 x 11’s, 4 x 10’s and the remainder good back up fish to 9lb 12oz as well as 31 chub to 4lb 15oz. I was quite excited when Darren said he’d tweaked the latest batch and even more so when the courier arrived with the parcel just in time for my latest trip.

Spicy Fish Pro dumbell boilies from the Hook Bait Company
Spicy Fish Pro dumbells

Along with my team shirt the new bait was discreetly packaged and the Spicy Meat Pro was a gift for my good friend and angling partner Bruce who was already on the river Dove and had 3 barbel through the night to 10lb 10oz on his favorite Hook Bait Co. River Secret.

I arrived mid afternoon on the Saturday and setup alongside Bruce, who’d had a few dropped runs from chub. The river was still up a little on normal levels and had a good colour to it so with 3 barbel the night before we were optimistic for the following 24 hours. The new bait was dispatched into the swim in moderation, half a dozen dumbells broken in half and a small amount of the Hook Bait Co. 6mm salmon pellets loose fed over each spot. My usual micro pellet in a blockend feeder was tried but the lack of flow meant I retrieved an almost full feeder after 20 minutes so instead I swapped to a 2oz grippa lead plugged with a little paste to slow release into the swim and hopefully draw the fish in to investigate.

We spent the afternoon chatting and drinking tea, it was my birthday the day before and Bruce had brought the cake so ‘Tiffin’ was the order of the day.

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Late into evening and still no sign of a bite for me, Bruce had a couple of chub plucks but the swim seemed devoid of life, a disappointing start but still my hopes we’re up and I decided not to recast again until the morning hoping that a fish would find the single hook bait on it’s own merit.

At 6am the following morning a short bleep on the upstream rod had me hover over it waiting for a further sign, if it was just another sneaky chub I’d have to re-bait and disturb the swim. The isotope glowed in the early morning dawn and then disappeared as the rod strained to stay put on the alarm, I lifted in and felt that very reassuring resistance, this was definitely not a chub!!

It headed for the snags to my left but cautious of last weeks hook pull I applied a little pressure and managed to turn it back into open water. When it eventually surfaced I could see it was a good fish by the size of it’s mouth ‘big enough to swallow an orange’ as they say but having had it’s first gulp of unfamiliar fresh air it lunged back down to it’s watery home and this time seemed even more determined to escape. I tightened the clutch a click at a time and after a further three very powerful runs it surfaced again, I pushed the net towards it and it flipped as the net cord brushed it’s side, the line started to whine under stress but I stayed focused and after another minute she was mine!!

Resting in the net was a very broad set of shoulders so I secured the landing net handle and setup the weighing gear and camera, Bruce was on hand to assist and gave me the thumbs up from the bankside, could this be my next step after 4 x 11’s and a PB of 11lb 10oz on opening night?

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After 10 minutes resting in the margins I lifted her out of the water and I knew straight away it was a very decent fish, the first glimpse of it’s depth told me I had a new PB but Bruce wasn’t sure, “a good double mate” he said “probably an eleven”.

The Avon scales were zeroed again and checked by both of us, Bruce lifted the fish up the needle spun around to 7lb, what the? It was still on the mat as Bruce inquired on how the Avons registered a double, it’s 10lb for a full revolution I said so he lifted all the way and we both watched as it flew past 10, 11 and 12 and then settled on 12lb 8oz, wow a new PB and the most perfectly proportioned barbel I’ve caught to date.

I’ll leave you with the photo’s and declare this field test a massive success as I moved swims later that day and had a further 2 barbel and plenty of chub including another new chub PB of 5lb 8oz. Spicy Fish Pro – Bait Sorted.

Grazy.

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A large River Dove chub
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