Angler's Mail looks at some of the main types of meats used as fishing baits, with some top tips on getting the best out of them. Flick through all the following pages and you will become a bona fide 'meat master'!
SPICING IT UP
All types of meat absorb flavours well and one of the most popular enhancers are spicy ones.
Turmeric and various curry powder recipes work wonders with barbel, chub, tench and carp.
Try dusting meat after you’ve cut or punched it into the right size for feeding or using on the hook.
Apart from flavouring the meat, this creates a fine enticing cloud of extra flavour as your bait sinks.