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.
These responsibly sourced fish are a good tough bait. A big part of a pikes natural diet
Sardines are a very soft oily fish. A cheap and great all round bait.
Limited stock of Snake Launce
Lamprey have become a must for most pike 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.
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 your chosen water. Also a good choice on “sea baits only waters”.
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.