THIS IS A LIGHT HEARTED VIEW OF FISHING. IT IS NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.


LUGWORM

Fresh Lugworm is probably the best bait for catching Bass, but they can be very difficult to present on the hook, as soon as the hook is baited, they turn into a soggy mess and often fly off the hook during casting. Due to the overwhelming demands of anglers they have now evolved into Frozen Blacks. Little is known about the breeding habits of frozen lug worm and attempts to get them to breed in the freezer has proven to be unsuccessful.

 

MACKEREL
Mackerel is one of the few types of bait that can be eaten by humans. Most species will go for it especially Whiting, Bass and even other Mackerel. Some species such as Wrasse and Flatfish have a more delicate pallet and simply refuse. Fresh Mackerel is definitely better than frozen, so if you’re heading off to catch that monster Bass, go and bag yourself some fresh Mackerel first. Please note! That although it `s possible to catch Mackerel simply by holding an open carrier bag next to the sea, you will need to pretend that you are in fact not going fishing later, this should trick them into leaping into your arms.

 

PEELER CRAB
The Peeler Crab plays an important role in modern sea fishing. A Peeler Crab is a normal crab that has been out at sea so long it has gone soft. Since the peeler crab is so soft it is necessary to fasten it to the hook using elastic, this is to help it bounce on top of the water.

 

RAGWORM
King of Baits. Ragworm is the most popular shore fishing bait in the UK. They have insanely sharp pairs of finger nippers where its tongue should be and has in excess of 100 legs, imagine this? If you recorded a bucket load of Ragworm and played it back to the kids it would have them running and hiding behind the sofa, quicker than an episode of Dr.Who

 

SANDEELS
Live Sandeels are very popular with boat anglers and are a must when Bass fishing, they can also be used to catch other species. Frozen Sandeels have been sold for many years at local Angling shops. The comparison is somewhat to be desired, it’s like having a jam doughnut but when you bite into it, you suddenly realise someone forgot to put the jam in.

 

SQUID
Is the sort of bait that either catches everything or nothing. There are a few ways to use squid, either as standalone bait, or as a topping up bait when used with more upmarket baits.  It`s also great fried with garlic.

 

SCROUNGED BAIT
By far the best bait you can find perusing the beach. Cockles, Mussels, Razors and  Crabs. You will find this easier,

WHEN THE TIDE IS OUT