Glugged Hookbaits

Do people still glug their hook baits or is this a thing of the past?  Personally,  I have been glugging my hook baits for so long I can’t remember when I started.

The principal is that you glug your hook baits to stand out from the rest of your freebies in your baited area or when you’re using single hook baits.  It boosts the attraction of your bait within the area you are fishing.

I tend to do them in 1-kilo bags.

You can glug your baits with a flavour of your hook bait or add oils.  Over the years, a couple of my favourites have been;

Oyster sauce

Toasted sesame seed oil

You need to test a sample batch to check that the boilie absorbs your chosen glug.

Over the past few years bait companies have introduced some great booster sprays.  This is to give your bait an instant boost or you’re can leave them for days, weeks, months or even years.

I tend to boost the ready-made version of my bait and then store in the fridge (that’s my fridge and not the family one).

There are also available food dips designed for this purpose in mind.

There are also some great liquids which you can boost your hook baits, two of my personal favourites are;

and you can mix them together.

These particle hook baits are a mix of pop-ups, wafers and bottom baits all done in one tub, if you don’t fancy doing them in kilo bags.

These are a few old baits I still have around in my fridge, not 100% sure which baits there are, probably liver & squid.

Hope This Helps


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I would like to give a brief snap shot of my life and introduce myself; My name is Richard Handel and was born in 1965 in Suffolk. I have worked as a UK Operation & Intermodule Manager for a shipping company. I live in Hampshire now and am married with 2 young children, both girls so I am a bit outnumbered even the cat is a girl! I have been fishing since I was about 7 years old. I started on small local rivers in Suffolk, then moved onto gravel pits and then carp fishing. My personal best is a 39.08 mirror, over recent years I have started river fishing again, on the Hampshire Avon, this is a nice break from the carp lakes. My life has turned a big corner this year, the company I was working for relocated their Operation centre to Estonia. I was offered a job at the head office in London. This would have meant a 5 day commute and working in Stratford. As a family, we did not fancy this, as I would hardly spend any time with the children (and the Mrs). So after 22.5 years, I was given a nice redundancy package and with my wife is working full time. I became the house husband. This has meant a complete turn around in my fishing, as I can pick and choose when I go. I have found a splendid new syndicate to fish this year, which includes 5 lakes and some 8 miles of river with only 150 members. It's an amazing change to the way I am able to fish. I am now trying to start my own tackle business and make a bit of a name for myself in the world of fishing, as I have retired from real work. Richard
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