Fishing Bait, Boilies, Groundbait, Pellets, & Wafters

Both seasoned and novice anglers understand the pivotal role that quality fishing bait plays in ensuring a fruitful fishing excursion.

At Angling Direct, we bring you a diverse selection of premium quality baits tailored to meet the demands and preferences of all fishing enthusiasts.

Diversified Fishing Baits Available

Whether engaged in coarse & match, or carp fishing, we offer an array of baits to suit your needs.

Boilies: These nutrient-rich, small and round baits sink and effectively attract carp. With variations like shelf-life and freezer boilies, they serve both as hook baits and feed.

Wafters: Bridging the gap between pop-ups and traditional boilies, wafters emit irresistible aromas, proving essential for enticing fish near the surface.

Groundbait: Groundbait is finely milled bait that can either be cast directly into the water or combined with additives to create bait balls, generating a tantalizing cloud of free bait underwater.

Fishing Pellets: Perfect for feeder fishing, these versatile and dissolvable pellets lure in fish with their delectable taste.

Optimal Baits for Every Angler

For those embarking on their angling journey, we provide easy-to-use and effective baits suited for various fish species. Our assortment ranges from the time-tested hempseed and sweetcorn to the specialist soft pellets and boilies, enhancing your chances of a successful catch.

Advanced Bait Options for Professionals

If you are an experienced hand at fishing, explore our extensive collection of advanced baits, including a colourful and flavourful selection of soft plastics, pellets, and boilies, meticulously designed to simulate your target fish.

Big Brands, Big Results

Trust is earned, and our stocked brands have centuries of combined experience in producing reliable and effective fishing baits. Renowned names like Nash, Dynamite Baits, Sonubaits, CC Moore, Sticky Baits, and Mainline Baits are part of our extensive catalogue, promising you outstanding results each time you cast your line.

Explore, Purchase, and Catch

Angling Direct is your one-stop-shop for all fishing bait needs. From videos offering inspiring bait-making and bait presentation tips on ADTV to physical stores stocked with live bait options, we’ve got you covered. Dive into our extensive range, make your choice, and get ready to reel in your next big catch with confidence and ease.

Q&As

What is the best bait for fishing?

The best bait for fishing largely depends on the targeted fish species and the environment in which you are fishing. For freshwater angling, live baits like worms, minnows, and leeches are highly effective. Artificial baits such as boilies, wafters, and fishing pellets are also excellent choices due to their versatility and ability to mimic natural food sources.

What is the most common bait?

The most common bait used by anglers is often live bait, including worms and maggots, as they are versatile and appealing to a wide variety of fish. Worms, in particular, are popular for their availability and effectiveness in attracting fish such as bass, catfish, and panfish.

Do you need live bait to fish?

While live bait can be very effective, it's not absolutely necessary for successful fishing. There are various artificial baits available, like soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and plugs, which effectively mimic the movement and appearance of live prey. The choice between live and artificial bait depends on your target fish, personal preference, and specific fishing conditions.

Is bread a good bait for fishing?

Bread can be an effective bait for many freshwater fish, including carp and panfish, due to its accessibility and ease of use. It works best when compressed into small, dense balls and used in still waters. However, it may dissolve quickly and isn’t as resilient or long-lasting as other bait types.

What do you call bait in fishing?

"Bait" in fishing refers to the substance or object used to attract and catch fish. Bait can be divided into two main categories: live bait and artificial bait. Live bait includes worms, minnows, and insects, while artificial bait encompasses lures, flies, and synthetic bait designed to mimic the appearance and movement of live prey.

What can I put on bait to attract fish?

To increase the attractiveness of bait, anglers often use scent additives, flavors, or visual enhancements. Popular options include garlic powder, anise oil, and salt, which can be applied to both live and artificial baits to entice fish. Additionally, using colorful or reflective lures and incorporating movement into your bait presentation can also effectively draw fish’s attention. 


What is Fishing Bait?

Fishing bait is a vital element that entices the fish towards the hook. It could be natural food like worms, snails, or artificial alternatives that mimic the real food source of fish, ensuring longevity and efficiency in attracting the targeted fish species.

 

You can have all the tackle in the world but if you’re not using quality fishing baits you are never going to have a carp take, no matter how long you spend sitting by the water’s edge. Here at Angling Direct we only stock the best carp baits and additives in the business so, whether you’re looking for the perfect boilie to entice that specimen roach you’ve been chasing or maybe you just want to stock up on the killer combination you’ve been using for years, you can buy the best, most effective UK baits and additives right here at Angling Direct.

What Fishing Bait Do I Need for Fishing?

Your choice of bait, like any fishing discipline, varies on the season, weather, and venue, so with that in mind, Angling Direct makes sure to stock the full variety of fishing baits. Top freshwater baits for targeting carp and most coarse species of fish include; boilies, pop-ups, wafters, dumbbells, pellets, ground bait, method mixes, seeds, corn, nuts (particles), baiting liquids, goos, and even artificial baits (plastic or foam reusable bait). Although incredibly effective, you will not find live bait such as maggots and worms online but purchases in our AD stores can be made.

You can read more about each of these bait choices, what to use when and the best ways to use them for carp fishing all in our Ulitmate Carp Bait Guide series. Read Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4 over on the Angling Direct blog as well as a variety of other bait-related guides!

All the fishing bait brands we stock have centuries of combined experience, so you can put all your faith in them knowing they are going to deliver great results every time. Big Bait brands include Nash, Dynamite Baits, Sonubaits, CC Moore, Sticky Baits, and Mainline Baits… the list continues!

 

Welcome to the world of fishing baits, where the opportunities for catching your next big fish are endless. At Angling Direct, we understand the importance of having the right bait in your bait bag or fishing bait boat can really help you achieve your angling goals. That's why we've put together a comprehensive range of fishing baits to suit every angler, no matter your level of experience or the species you're targeting, we have it all from carp fishing bait to predator baits.

 

Most Common Fishing Baits

  • Boilies

  • Pop-ups

  • Wafters

  • Dumbbells

  • Fishing Pellets

  • Groundbait

  • Method mixes

  • Particles (seeds, corn, nuts)

  • Baiting Liquids, Goos & Sprays

  • Artificial Baits (plastic or foam reusable bait)

From traditional baits like hempseed and sweetcorn to more specialist offerings such as soft pellets and boilies, our range has everything you need to improve your catch rate and enjoy a more successful day on the water. You can read more about each of these bait choices, what to use when and the best ways to use them in the Angling Direct blog as well as a variety of other bait-related guides!

Best Fishing Bait for Beginners

If you're new to fishing, we've got you covered with a range of beginner-friendly baits that are easy to use and highly effective. Whether you're targeting freshwater species like carp and barbel, or saltwater species like plaice and cod, we've got you covered.

If you're an experienced angler, then you'll love our range of advanced fishing baits. We stock a wide range of soft plastics, pellets, and boilies, all of which have been designed to mimic the natural food sources of your target species. With a huge range of flavours and colours to choose from, you can be confident that you'll find the perfect bait to match the hatch and attract more fish. Fishing lures are also available at Angling Direct and have their own category!


Best Baits for Fishing

Your choice of bait, like any fishing discipline, varies on the season, weather and venue, so with that in mind, Angling Direct make sure to stock the full variety of fishing baits. All the fishing bait brands we stock have centuries of combined experience, so you can put all your faith in them knowing they will deliver great results every time. Big bait brands include Nash, Dynamite Baits, Sonubaits, CC Moore, Sticky Baits, and Mainline Baits… the list continues!

Although incredibly effective, you will not find live bait such as maggots and worms or live sea fishing bait online but purchases for fishing tackle and bait can be made in our AD stores. Find a Fishing Bait Shop Near Me

Whether you're a seasoned angler or just starting out, we've got everything you need to help you catch more fish. If you need some bait-making or bait presentation inspiration, check out ADTV, the home to all our fishing bait videos. So why wait? Browse our range of fishing baits today and find the perfect bait to help you achieve your angling goals.

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