Prawns

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Prawns

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Hi all

Has anyone tried using prawns as bait?I ask as the cods natural diet includes them so picked up a pack today and thought I would give them a try.

How would you bait them up?Was thinking with a bit of squid.

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I bought a bunch of frozen king prawns from Tesco as bait shops had closed. Figured it was probably cheaper than lug as they are a good size and you get about 30/40 to a pack for about a fiver.

If using a big hook, they seem with a bit of persuasion to slide up and around the hook, so you can present them a bit like lug. Although when using smaller hooks just cut them up into chunks and put the desired amount on.

Whiting had no problem taking them, worked as well as anything else I have tried. Caught a tiny cod (literally 4 inches) and some pout with them as well so guess they will go for it.

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Not used them myself but have heard and seen reports of them working :D


Craig :-h

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Post by andiroo »

cheers for response

Well ill give them a try tonight and let you know how they get on

Andi

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Post by shannock »

hi
i have had lots of good sized flatties on raw tiger prawn from morrisons 1.99 a pack of about 25
put them on like lug
will be trying them for cod when they get here

cheers steve

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Post by harveyhebditch123 »

prawns are a very worthwhile bait because they are very cheap compared to lug etc. worth a try.

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They are a hell of a lot easier to collect as well. Cheers keith :D :D

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Post by medmick »

Hi there i was going to try them this weekend. We have used crab sticks with some string but nothing but it was slow at the time and we werent consentrating on the fishing oops

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Post by flattiefanatic »

When the smoothound turn up people use prawns to catch them(king ones)haslar wall is a good venue for that bait,as well as bass taking them ;)

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