Hookbaits

Carp fishing can seem simple with the right hookbait. An effective hookbait stands out from ground bait and releases a good amount of attraction to entice the fish to your baited area.

 

Hookbaits have a higher seasoning content than standard boilies, so they are more appealing to fish. At British Baits, we stock a range of hookbaits from Urban Baits, the UK’s leading bait manufacturer that has been thoroughly field-tested in lakes around the UK and consistently produces results.

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Strawberry Nutcracker Wafters 18mm

The main aim of using wafters is to imitate the weight of a natural boilie on the bottom. The Strawberry Nutcracker wafters we sell at Urban Bait do just that to awesome effect.

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Strawberry Nutcracker Session Pack

1kg Strawberry Nutcracker 14mm Shelf life Boilie 1 x Strawberry Nutcracker Glug 1 x Strawberry Nutcracker Stick Mix 1 x 14mm Washed Out Ntaural Strawberry Nutcracker Pop up The Strawberry Nutcracker range of boilies and hook baits combine the time proven Nutcracker boilie base, but… with the added sweetness and attraction of Strawberry essence. The Strawberry Nutcracker range of baits has been out for over 1 year and has quickly become a firm favourite of our customers and as with the original Nutcracker, Strawberry Nutcracker will get results when used as an instant bait but does work extremely well as part of a sustained baiting regime.

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Strawberry Nutcracker Fluoro Yellow Pop Up 15mm

The Strawberry Nutcracker fluoro range of pop ups are aimed at anglers looking for a quick bite on the spot. The extremely attractive bright colours are a magnet to carp in all types of lakes and rivers. The carp will swim over a bed of bait and head straight for the bright attractive hook bait. […]

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Strawberry Nutcracker Fluoro Yellow Pop Up 12mm

The Strawberry Nutcracker fluoro range of pop ups are aimed at anglers looking for a quick bite on the spot. The extremely attractive bright colours are a magnet to carp in all types of lakes and rivers. The carp will swim over a bed of bait and head straight for the bright attractive hook bait. […]

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Strawberry Nutcracker Fluoro Pink Pop Up

A subtle strawberry ester flavour is mixed with the sweet attraction of the classic Nutcracker base mix, which features freshly ground tiger nut, milk proteins, and cereals, creating a nutritious, easy to digest offering that’s as good for the fish as it is for your fishing.   Whether you’re looking for a bait that brings instant bites, […]

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Strawberry Nutcracker 18mm x 14mm Barrels

The Strawberry Nutcracker 14mm/18mm barrels are a hardened hook bait designed to be used in conjunction with a snowman rig or double bait. The odd shape sits nicely on the bottom of the lake and will act differently when sucked in by a large carp. The baits are loaded with Strawberry ester essence and extra […]

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Red Spicy Fish Washed Out Yellow Pop Ups

At Urban Bait we make our Air-ball pop-ups using a blend of fresh milk proteins. The milk proteins we use give the baits a nice texture and also send out food signals to the carp. The mix is completed by adding a buoyancy aid to create the pop-up effect. The baits are then rolled and […]

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Red Spicy Fish Washed Out Yellow Pop Ups

At Urban Bait we make our Air-ball pop-ups using a blend of fresh milk proteins. The milk proteins we use give the baits a nice texture and also send out food signals to the carp. The mix is completed by adding a buoyancy aid to create the pop-up effect. The baits are then rolled and […]

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Red Spicy Fish Washed out Natural Pop Up

The Red spicy fish natural washed out range is based on the theory that our baits are generally being eaten once they have been in the lake for some time which quickly washes out the Urban bottom baits making it more natural for the fish when approaching . The pop ups are loaded with lots […]

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Red Spicy Fish Washed out Natural Pop Up

The Red spicy fish natural washed out range is based on the theory that our baits are generally being eaten once they have been in the lake for some time which quickly washes out the Urban bottom baits making it more natural for the fish when approaching . The pop ups are loaded with lots […]

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Red Spicy Fish Wafters 18mm

The main aim of using a wafter is to imitate the weight of a natural boilie on the bottom. The wafters we sell at Urban bait do just that. They are made with a blend of fresh ingredients, attractors and buoyancy aids to take the weight of a large hook.

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Red Spicy Fish Wafters 14mm

The Red spicy fish Wafters are a new upgraded addition to the range. Over the past few seasons we have been using cork dust Wafters but after some serious testing we have come up with the new air ball wafter mix which will hold buoyancy better during long periods in the lake. We recommend you […]

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Red Spicy Fish Hardened Hookbaits 18mm

Our hardened hookbaits are great to use in all circumstances, especially when fishing over the same bait freebies. They will stay on the hair for long periods of time giving you, the angler, complete confidence.

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Red Spicy Fish Hardened Hookbaits 14mm

Our hardened hookbaits are great to use in all circumstances, especially when fishing over the same bait freebies. They will stay on the hair for long periods of time giving you, the angler, complete confidence.

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Hookbait Sizes

Hookbaits come in different configurations, colours, and sizes. The size best for medium size carp fishing is between 12mm and 18mm in diameter. Hookbait is usually made in ball or barrel form. There is no “best” hookbait; each fisherman has inclinations for the type to use depending on learned experiences and circumstances. 

When to Use Hookbait?

Anglers often use regular boilies as “free” bait to build carp’s confidence and then hookbait with the same flavour to catch the fish. Because they are used to and trust the flavour, the fish will take the hookbait.

 

However, you can use hookbait without boilies. Some anglers don’t think casting a solitary hookbait without free bait is worthwhile, as they don’t think the fish will find a single piece of bait in a large volume of water. But many fish are caught using a single hookbait, so it is just a case of trying both methods and seeing what works best for you.

Strong Flavoured Hookbait

To improve your chances with a hookbait, use a flavour that interests the fish’s sensory system. Fish have a powerful sense of smell, and the aroma of the bait affects your prospects, so pick an intensely flavoured hookbait. It doesn’t matter if it is fishy, sweet, or savoury, as long as it gives out plenty of attraction.

Brightly Coloured Hookbait

Fish are attracted by colours and are more likely to see and be curious by brightly coloured bait. Various colours will be more obvious fish at different times of the day. Therefore, it is best to try various colours and if you don’t see any movement, change them. Through trial and error, you will recognise which colours work best and when.

Glugged Hookbait

A curious fish will investigate hookbait, but often one investigation is enough for a catch. Unlike free bait, hookbait is not intended to be eaten in large quantities, so you can add a higher dose of attraction to hookbait. Using a glug on your bait will heighten the appeal of a single hookbait and put out an instant feed signal through the water.

Cast at The Catch

Making your hookbait as appealing as possible will give you a significant advantage, but you also must get the bait as close as possible to the catch. Carp don’t move much when the water is cold, so cast in other directions if you see periods without any action. If a fish shows itself, don’t pause and cast immediately, you could be lucky enough to get a bite.

Order Hookbait

Thanks to proven results, ease of storage, and an affordable price, Urban Bait hookbait is frequently used by anglers throughout the UK, and as Urban Bait Stockists, we recommend you always include some hookbait in your fishing tackle.

 

Hookbaits are suitable for both short-term and extended fishing sessions.