The Target Baits Powdered Additives 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: high-quality bait ingredients.

Ingredients: Shrimp Meal is a blend of shrimp heads and shells that have been cooked and ground, and contains 55 per cent protein. Garlic Powder contains 100 per cent dried garlic. Ground Black Pepper is human grade with a strong smell and a hot flavour.

My verdict: if you’re making your own bait, be it for carp, tench, barbel or chub, then I’d urge you to check out the extensive range of ingredients from Target Baits.

The ones I’ve listed here are just a small sample of what’s available, as there’s a variety of powdered and liquid additives, particles, base mix ingredients, groundbaits, amino acids and flavours.

They are regularly laboratory tested, audited and approved under the UK Feed Hygiene and Veterinary Medicine Regulations.

Visit: www.targetbaits.co.uk

Price: Shrimp Meal £3.95 (1 kg); Garlic Powder £5 (500 g); Ground Black Pepper £7.50 (500 g).

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