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'!
One of the best ways of presenting big meat baits is to free line them.
This works well down the margins when stalking stillwater fish, but is even more popular when targeting big river chub and barbel.
In flowing water it pays to work the bait through the swim and the best way to gauge bites is by touch legering.
By holding the line just above the reel you can feel the slightest indications.