Smelt can provide that winning formula due to there unique cucumber aroma and visual appearance.
SMELT Osmerus mordax - are a firm favourites among pikers nationwide, with there unique cucumber aroma they have accounted for thousands of big pike over the years, and still catch big fish to this day, even on those pressured waters.
Lamprey have become a must for most piker anglers over the years due to the copious amount of blood that seeps out them.
LAMPREY Lampetra fluviatilis – they can be halved or fished whole. Gadda lamprey are said to be one of the best baits on the market. Top pike anglers in the UK have reported them to be irresistible.
Tiger trout has all the characteristics of Brown trout with distinct marking caused by hybridisation during breeding with Brook trout.
Tiger Trout - are becoming increasingly sought after by many top pike anglers due to their unusual and unique markings, which can provide an alternative to those more commonly used baits. Pike find these trout irresistible.
Golden trout is a sub-species of the rainbow trout, originating from California.
Golden Trout - are very rare. Highly visible in the water and therefore a fantastic bait. Stock for this elusive species is limited.
Brook trout actually a char, which originates from North America and it is also known as the speckled trout.
Brook Trout - should be a popular bait amongst anglers fishing our larger glacier lochs/lakes due to their natural char populations.
Albino trout have genetic similarities of the golden trout however represent a varied skin pigmentation.
Albino Trout - are a visually attractive fish with a yellow/golden/silvery complexion. So much so they can resemble smelt due to their colouration.
Blue Trout are not readily available and can be used either as dead bait or wobbled, making it a must in any anglers armoury.
Blue Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss walbuam - are a blue variant of the rainbow trout, displaying cobalt blue on the back and silver on the belly.
Brown trout has tough skin and has the natural presence that make them the perfect bait for most waters. Gadda’s top bait.
Brown trout Salmo trutta - have captured many personal bests and in particular those hard fishing trout waters. Gadda trout are starved for 5 days before being frozen giving them tougher stomachs which allow them to be fished for longer periods without bursting, these trout are also fed on a high protein diet which makes their flesh content particularly oily and more attractive to pike.
Rainbow trout are becoming increasingly sought after due to their natural appeal, tough skin and flexible body.
Rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss – this bait fishes predominantly well in large trout waters, were fishing can be hard at times. Trout has tough skin and a flexible body, which make them a very versatile bait. Gadda trout are starved for 5 days before being frozen giving them tougher stomachs which allow them to be fished for longer periods without bursting.
A great tough, oily bait that keeps on pulling out pike after pike on every type of water. A very reliable pike bait!.
Mackerel Scomber scombrus – what can be said about mackerel that already hasn’t been said?. A very oily bait that lures fish into you’re swim. Many a pike angler has had there personal bests on mackerel, whether it be a joey or a tail, these baits keep catching fish time after time. Gadda mackerel are sourced from the cold waters of Iceland and frozen straight from the sea.
Sprats are part of the herring family this bait is a very oily fish with plenty of natural attractants.
Sprat Sprattus sprattus once a very popular bait with pike anglers has lost its appeal over the years due to new bait becoming available on the market but could give you an edge on those sea baits only waters.
A fairly new bait on the market, blueys are fast becoming a popular pike bait amongst pikers!.
Bluey Cololabis saira – blueys are a very oily fish similar to mackerel but seem to expel more blood. Blueys can be halved or fished whole, hopefully to tempt a bigger pike in you’re chosen water. Also a good choice on “sea baits only waters”. Gadda blueys are sourced from the cold waters of Iceland and frozen straight from the sea.
One of the most natural baits you can present to a pike and have produced big pike nationwide.
Roach Rutilus rutilus – lots of pike anglers wouldn’t be without roach and can be fished in lots of ways, on a drifter, hard on the bottom, popped up and even wobbled. Gadda roach are sourced from within the UK and are frozen instantly to maintain their silvery appearance and red colouration within their eyes and fins.
This little predator makes up a large part of the Pikes diet, do not be put off by its appearance.
This little predator makes up a large part of the Pikes diet and has had a population explosion with the last 10 years, making them an unknown quantity. Anglers either love or loath this bait however this little predator could be the difference on those hard fishing days.
Pollan is a freshwater whitefish that is known only from five Irish lakes, making them excellent pike bait.
Pollen – Coregonus pollan The pollan is a freshwater whitefish that is known only from five Irish lakes, Lough Neagh, Lower Lough Erne, Lough Ree, Lough Derg and Lough Allen. These fish have tough skin and full of natural attractants. Gadda pollan are caught fresh from Lough Neagh and vacuumed less than a mile away from the waters shores, ensuring fresh quality pollan every time..
Herring are very appealing due to their very oily flesh and silver appearance, a favourite amongst pike anglers for many years.
Herring Clupea harengus – can be used as whole bait or cut in half. When cut and fished as a half bait head and tail, you are increasing your chances of catching, because the natural oil is able to escape into the water quicker. Gadda herring are sourced within UK waters and frozen instantly to maintain their silvery appearance, which is known to trigger a feeding response in pike.
Bream are becoming increasingly popular with pike anglers up and down the country. APOLOGIES SOLD OUT.
Bream Abramis Brama are a relatively unused pike bait, however it is this bait that accounts for the director of gadda baits personal best. A stunning 36lb 2oz. Bream are a slow sinking bait which can make them very effective when wobbled.
Gadda Baits use mackerel heads in our pre bait. Many anglers have fantastic results using Gadda pre bait.
Any mackerel that don’t make the grade in our packs gets chopped up in large chunks and vacuum packed up to keep them fresh. Gadda pre bait is made up of the same mackerel caught in the cold waters of Iceland. Pre bait is used by top pike anglers to attract and hold pike within their swims.