The Dynamite Floating Durable Hookers come under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

Description: hookable floating hook baits for targeting big carp.

Ingredients: fishmeal and a ‘secret’ formula.

My verdict: more durable and longer lasting than the original surface baits from Dynamite, these hookers are available in Krill, Sweet Tiger and Fishmeal.

They are bigger than their stated 12 mm sizes, nearer 14 mm. Hooked or hair-rigged, they have enough weight to be freelined to a reasonable distance, as well as being coupled with a standard controller set-up.

They are pretty easy to see among freebies, helping you to time your strike when a fish takes one. A high-leakage hook bait, Dynamite have done everything to ensure they’ll be picked up by the carp’s radar quickly.

Having a rubbery texture, they will stay on the hook when you cast them out. They are perfect for this time of year, and make a great hook bait to fish among Dynamite’s matching feed pellets.

The White version is a good hook bait option if you choose to feed bread.  You can also trim them to create a smaller hook bait.

Price: £4.45 a pot.

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