Wels

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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.

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.