IF YOU’RE not yet aware of Sonu Baits’ products, you must have been fishing on another planet.
Last year’s best-selling Pro Thatchers Original groundbait, the award-winning Pro Expander Pellets, Stiki Method Pellets and proven attractors such as Bait Booster, Haze and Lava Liquid – not to mention the Band’um Wafters and Sinkers hookbaits – are household names with match and pleasure anglers across the nation.
This season Sonu has added yet more irresistible fishy treats to its portfolio, so here’s our pick of the company’s latest baits and feeds.
ONE TO ONE PASTES
WHAT THEY SAY: Sonu has added Chocolate Orange, Banoffee and Power Scopex flavours to its One to One range of pastes. Just add one pole pot of water to another of powdered paste mix and stir them together to form a perfectly textured paste every time.
Every bag of the paste comes with a free Preston Innovations Paste Pot.
WHAT WE SAY: Simple to mix and a highly effective fish-catcher, especially in warm conditions, if you struggle to get your paste to the right consistency then this is the stuff for you. In 500g bags.
SUPER CRUSH KRILL & SQUID GROUNDBAIT
WHAT THEY SAY: Joining the Super Crush groundbait range, Krill & Squid groundbait offers a potent 2kg mix of crushed pellets, fishmeal and krill, with the super-attractive addition of squid meal.
WHAT WE SAY: The aroma of this mix is strong enough to work even in highly coloured water.
PRO THATCHERS GREEN
WHAT THEY SAY: Developed from the original Thatchers recipe, Thatchers Green joins Thatchers Original and Thatchers Dark and offers another fantastic option in green. The secret recipe contains finely crushed pellets, blended with fishmeals.
WHAT WE SAY: The original Thatchers mix was one of the best for commercial feeder tactics. This green version is likely to be every bit as good and will also be used for making hookbait paste. In 900g bags.
POWER SCOPEX BAIT BOOSTER
WHAT THEY SAY: Power Scopex is a viscous, sweet-tasting liquid that gives any bait or feed an immediate flavour boost for achieving that all-important edge.
Pour the booster liquid directly on to feed pellets, groundbait, hookbaits or straight on to your feeder to give an instant hit of added attraction.
WHAT WE SAY: Having used this product often for flavouring expander pellets, adding to paste mixes, and mixing with micro pellets for extra stickability when fishing the Method feeder, we can genuinely vouch for its effectiveness.
HAZE POWER SCOPEX LIQUID
WHAT THEY SAY: Haze will enhance, colour and flavour hookbaits, pellets and groundbaits. Although quite a thin liquid, it’s still denser than water so it’ll cling to and remain around your bait or feed, leaking off an attractive cloud of colour and scent.
WHAT WE SAY: Power Scopex Haze liquid will appeal to anglers targeting bream, skimmers
and F1s, as its super-sweet taste and rich colour are perfect to draw them into your swim.
BANOFFEE CLEAR PELLET OIL
WHAT THEY SAY: Sweet Banoffee Clear Pellet Oil helps all sizes of fishery pellets to sink without having to cover or douse them in water. It also makes firing pellets out with a catapult a little easier, and they will all sink at the same rate.
**WHAT WE SAY:**Unlike many oils, Clear Pellet in all its flavours can be used all year round. It remains free-flowing and will disperse even in the coldest conditions.
It can also be added to groundbaits or hookbaits for an extra zest.
BAND’UM SINKERS POWER SCOPEX FLAVOUR
WHAT THEY SAY: These dumbell sinkers won’t split with bait bands, hair rigs or bait bayonets.
WHAT WE SAY: They come in a tub containing mixed colours, complementing their attractive flavours to suit every situation. In 6mm, 8mm and 10mm sizes.
SO NATURAL SWEET SKIMMER
WHAT THEY SAY: Sweet Skimmer is the latest mix in Sonu’s non-fishmeal So Natural range. A beautiful biscuity mix with an alluring sweet caramel smell, it’s perfect for silvers on natural venues. It contains a blend of biscuit, cereals and sweet enhancers.
WHAT WE SAY: For tempting bites on natural venues, groundbaits that are without fishmeals or crushed pellets are often the way to go. They’re also ideal for adding to other mixes to help create the perfect groundbait for your favourite water. In 900g bags.
BAND’UM WAFTERS POWER SCOPEX
WHAT THEY SAY: A wafter hookbait should sink slowly with the weight of the hook. This critically balances the bait, so it wafts enticingly in the water. When disturbed by feeding fish it’ll rise up more quickly than a standard bottom bait, resulting in more and better hooked fish.
WHAT WE SAY: The use of wafter hookbaits with Method feeders or in PVA mesh bags remains unchanged, but their flavour continues to evolve. Power Scopex should prove a summer sensation, especially on larger open-water venues. Sizes 6mm, 8mm and 10mm.
WHAT THEY SAY: Flavoured corn offers a tasty change from standard sweetcorn, especially on hard-fished commercials. Banoffee Corn oozes sweetness which, matched with Sonu’s soft, consistently sized corn kernels, makes it an exceptional bait.
WHAT WE SAY: Sonu Corn has the right texture for the pole and feeder. Its vibrant yellow colour and super-sweet flavour make it a nailed-on winner for summer tench, carp, bream, and big F1s.
SONU BOBBLE HAT
WHAT THEY SAY: This comfortable fleece-lined one size bobble hat comes in Sonu’s grey, orange, and black livery with company branding.
WHAT WE SAY: It will keep your head warm on the coldest of days. What else can we say?