Tench

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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.

Nimrod from the Hook Bait Company is one of the best all-round baits on the market for barbel, chub, carp and tench. It is available as boilies, barrels, pop-ups, pellets, paste, groundbait, Gloop and liquid additives. Nimrod is also available with garlic, scopex and salmon livers flavours

Nimrod, Garlic Nimrod, Scopex Nimrod and Salmon Livers Nimrod 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

Nimrod is our flagship bait. Developed as a big fish bait to cater for carp, tench, barbel and chub, Nimrod has exceeded expectations in all fields but particularly with barbel.

During extensive trials our testers caught 100’s of double figure barbel from venues such as the Upper Severn, Hampshire Avon, Dorset Stour, Yorkshire Wharfe, Dove, Derbyshire Derwent and of course the Trent.

Without giving away all our secrets we can divulge the following ingredients: salmon meal, blended meat meals, various milk derivatives, selected spices and meat flavourings.

Nimrod 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)

Garlic Nimrod Products:

Based on the tremendous results achieved by young Dan Thorpe, targeting big barbel on the River Trent over the Winter period, we have now included Garlic to the Nimrod range. Garlic Nimrod certainly helps to put more barbel on the bank in less than favourable conditions.

Dan Thorpe with a Trent barbel 15lb13oz caught on Garlic Nimrod 01

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)

Scopex Nimrod Products:

New to the Nimrod range are Scopex Nimrod, and Salmon Livers Nimrod. These baits are aimed more for the carp community as these are proven carp catching flavours. Adding them to our fantastic Nimrod range gives a complete rounded profile.

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)

Salmon Livers Nimrod 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)

Nimrod - boilies, paste, pellets, groundbait, Gloop and liquids - barbel bait, chub bait, carp fishing bait from the Hook Bait Company

Spicy Meat 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 Meat Pro is a protein packed food bait that was hugely successful during over two years of trials, and even more successful since, accounting for several personal best captures of barbel to over 15 pounds.

As the name suggests the bait is really rich and meaty, infused with our highly attractive blend of oils and spices. In water the bait lets of a steady stream of attractants creating a haze around the bait that is particularly attractive to barbel, tench and carp.

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

The Big Cheese range - cheese paste base mix specially designed for catching specimen chub. Also availiable as paste, chops, Flakey, Pop-up Flakey and GloopCheese paste is widely recognised as one of the fundamental baits for catching chub in the colder months. Grated cheddar and blue cheese are the preferred cheese and are often bound together with the inclusion of pastry. The downside to using pastry is that the fat content causes the cheese paste to become firmer in cold water making ‘striking through’ the paste on a bite, a bit hit and miss.

The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese is a soluble milk protein base that has been formulated to enhance the pulling power of the cheese itself, without the need for adding pastry. The Big Cheese is supplied with our own The Big Cheese flavour which you add to the base mix and grated cheese to give it a supple texture that stays soft even in the coldest conditions. Buy The Big Cheese range below.

Check out our video below with Christian Barker’s demonstrating the process of mixing the perfect mix.

New Additions to our The Big Cheese range for your convenience is our ready made paste, 12mm chops (available in 250ml pots and 1kg bags) and The Big Cheese Flakey to go along with our old faithful The Big Cheese and Garlic Original Flakey in both bottom bait and pop up .

The Big Cheese range from the Hook Bait Company - deadly bait for specimen chub

 

Make cheese paste for specimen chub bait - The Big Cheese - first-class cheese paste

 

The Big Cheese = BIG chub

 

Chub bait - The Big Cheese Flakey from the Hook Bait Company

Still available in the range is our ‘The Big Cheese Gloop‘. The Gloop is flouro yellow in colour and the perfect accompaniment for both our new The Big Cheese Flakey as well as our original The Big Cheese with Garlic Flakey. It has proved to also be a great success in testing when used with our new The Big Cheese chops, giving these superb baits an even better edge.

The Big Cheese Gloop - high-attraction thick liquid hook bait dip & enhancer


The Big Cheese – Complete Range



Paste Pots from the Hook bait Company - paste fishing bait for specimen fish

Handy 250ml pots of ready-made, shelf-life paste to enhance the pulling power of your bait, which we highly recommend.

Of course, our pastes can be used on their own as a highly palatable, soft hookbait. With a host of flavours to choose from – including all of our Hook Bait Flavours range – they are handy to have in your bait bag for any given angling situation.

Paste Pots


250ml Paste Pot (Shelf-Life Paste)



A selection of photos of specimen tench, catfish, bream, roach, crucian carp, perch and more… caught using Hook Bait Company baits! Some of the fish below were landed by our consultants and field testers (and a few by HBC boss, Darren McCann), whilst the others were caught by customers and shared with us. If you’ve caught a big fish using our boilies and/or other baits, share them to our Facebook group and we may feature them here in future.

Already seen enough and want to purchase some of our bait? Take a look at our best tench & bream baits or our best catfish baits, to get you started.

Pop-Up Flakey - buoyant steamed bait designed to imitate breadflake but to be much more resilient. Can be used legering or on a zig rig, and also as a surface fishing bait

Available exclusively from the Hook Bait Company, Flakey cleverly combines the looks and appeal of breadflake with the resilience and robustness of a boilie. These individually crafted pieces of flake made from our HNV paste mix then steamed to lock in the flavour for optimum attraction. At last you can trot a piece of flake or fish it on the bottom without fear of the bait being nibbled away by nuisance fish! You can fish-on knowing that your bait will be there even if you miss a tentative bite, no more reeling in to attach a fresh piece of flake!

The bait is pliable enough to mount directly on the hook but each piece is pre-drilled for mounting on a hair. As the baits are steamed rather than boiled, the flavour and attractor levels are much higher making them ideal for attracting chub for example when trotting. You can nip off pieces to change the shape of the flake and let out a bit more flavour. Tremendous for tempting the chub in the harshest of conditions in conjunction with our ‘The Big Cheese’ Gloop.

As with our Original Flakey, we also offer a pop-up version as well. As with all our baits, the pop-up flakey is available in all of our flavours in a mix of colours to suit all possible light conditions. The pop-up flakey can be used in a multitude of angling conditions, be it popped up a few inches from the bottom or fished as a unique bait for zig rigging or surface floater fishing. The fish will certainly not be used to seeing bread flake in the middle of the lake, and this could well be the edge you have been looking for.

Pop-Up Flakey


Pop-Up Flakey (Breadflake)
Flavours



AQUAV8 - fluorescent bait stimulant for carp fishing which releases a bright attractive cloud of attractors and flavours. Soak for hook bait & PVA bags

AQUAV8 is a fluorescent bait stimulant that clouds up the water releasing the attractors and flavours, providing both visual attraction and feeding cues. Soak hook bait and pva bag for optimum attraction.

Available in all our Hook Bait Flavour Range.

AQUAV8


AQUAV8
Flavours



Gloop from the Hook Bait Company - thick flavoured hookbait dip

A really thick bait dip that sticks to the hookbait far longer then a standard glug and slowly releases its flavours and appetitite stimulators to attract fish to your hook bait. Great for smearing on pva bags and modern rig materials to absorb the flavour.

To further enhance your chances of attracting fish, we recommend you crumb a few boilies or add small feed pellets to coat the Glooped hookbait for even more effective pulling power.

Gloop comes in all our flavours as well as ‘The Big Cheese‘ and can also be purchased raw for you to add your own flavour and colour combinations.

Gloop


Gloop
Flavours



Gloop - thick, sticky, attractive hook bait dip for specimen fishing - enhance your bait for carp, barbel, chub, tench, bream and other big fish