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'!
Raw stewing steak is very tough and stays on the hook well, helping to beat the attentions of small fish and surviving many casts.
Use this hook bait with minced beef, which is a brilliant pulling and holding feed.
This rare combination works brilliantly for river chub and barbel, also on stillwaters for tench, bream and carp.
A top method is to feed mince through an open-end or blockend feeder.