Paste is one of the oldest baits around. Whether it’s for use as a hookbait on its own, or wrapped around a boilie or lead for big fish, here are our favourite options...
SONU ONE TO ONE PASTE
WHAT’S IN IT: An easy-to-mix commercial water paste in a staggering nine concentrated flavours to complement your favourite Sonu groundbaits.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Sonu groundbaits in paste form! Twice the flavour and a slower breakdown make this perfect to fish over groundbait. Easy to mix – just add one part paste to one part water. It even comes with a free paste pot for your pole.
Price: £3.99 for 500g, www.sonubaits.com
DYNAMITE BIG FISH RIVER PASTE
WHAT’S IN IT: A fibrous ready-mixed paste, rich in flavour with high attractant release. Available in proven river big-fish flavours of Cheese & Garlic, Meat, and Shrimp & Krill.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The perfect consistency straight from the jar for wrapping around pellet hookbaits or even leads as an added attractor. Ideal for barbel and monster chub.
Price: £5.25 for 250g, www.dynamitebaits.com
HINDERS BARBEL BOMB READY-MADE PASTE
WHAT’S IN IT: A dark and oily, strongly flavoured ready-mixed paste made from fishmeals and crushed pellets.
WHY WE LOVE IT: With a pure flavour, this stuff really stands out even in coloured water. Designed for barbel but loved by all big river fish.
Price: £3.99 for 150g, £6.99 for 300g, www.hinders.co.uk
DYNAMITE SWIM STIM READY TO USE PASTE
WHAT’S IN IT: A super-smooth and pliable paste, ready mixed in four Swim Stim flavours to match your favourite Swim Stim groundbaits.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Ready to use on the pole or waggler, or to mould around boilies and pellets. It’s got vibrant colours and fishy aromas.
Price: £4.99, www.dynamitebaits.com
BAIT TECH SPECIAL G GREEN
WHAT’S IN IT: Ground pellets and attractors mixed with GPS90 – a potent and water-soluble fishmeal that draws fish in from miles away!
WHY WE LOVE IT: A vibrant green colour and twang of ‘real’ fishmeal make for a great pole and feeder groundbait. It’s a superbly cost-effective paste for commercials too! Available in Gold, Dark and Red, the Green is still our favourite.
Price: £4.99 for 1kg, www.bait-tech.com
SPOTTED FIN CATALYST SHELF LIFE PASTE
WHAT’S IN IT: A ready-mixed paste made from the same base mix and liquids as the Catalyst boilies and pellets.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Ready to use straight from the jar, it gives a powerful boost to big-fish baits or can be used on its own for smaller fish.
Price: £6.50, www.spottedfin.com