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'!
WE start this Angler’s Mail multi-page meat fishing baits guide with a look at the old faithful, which still catches a lot of fine fish today.
When using luncheon meat don’t be afraid to experiment with different shapes.
It might be easier to cut soft meat into cubes but on hard fished venues the occupants soon wise up!
Try ragged shapes on the hook, which will often fool ultra wary barbel, chub, tench and carp.
It’s also worth mashing or mulching luncheon meat into small pieces to keep fish grazing over your feed for longer periods.