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There are many types of bait which you can use to effectively attract fish. However, one lesser-known option which has become exceedingly popular involves the use of pellets. What are some of the advantages associated with fishing pellets? Are there different types to choose from? Let us take a look at the answers to these and similar questions so that you can make an informed decision.

Why Choose Pellets for Bait?

One of the most common situations when pellets can prove to be effective options is within artificially stocked fisheries. This primarily arises from the fact that the fish were already reared on this type of food at a young age. Therefore, pellets will appear immediately familiar to them (the same cannot always be said in regards to some other types of bait). Another benefit of pellets is that there are several varieties to choose from. This will enable you to opt for specific strategies such as:

  • Placing them directly into the water.
  • Softening and pressing them into a feeder.
  • Adhering them to a traditional fishing hook.


Of course, the approaches will vary depending upon the type of fish that you are hoping to catch. This brings us to the next main point.

What Types of Pellets Can You Select?

Just as your style of fishing will depend upon what you are attempting to catch, the type of pellet chosen is also influenced by your quarry. This is why special formulations have been designed for species such as carp, trout and halibut. However, let us also mention that pellets can also be classified based upon their physical properties.

Some have been engineered to sink directly to the bottom while others will remain floating on the surface. Certain designs may instead expand over time; enabling them to be attached to a hook. The exact decision will ultimately depend upon the feeding habits of the fish in question. For instance, pellets which remain floating on the surface are excellent options if you are dealing with fish that are attracted to floating prey. It is even possible to choose a mixture of these varieties in order to attract a wide spectrum of fish.

The size of the pellets will also vary. These generally range from 0.5 to 22 millimetres. The dimensions normally depend upon the size of the fish that you are trying to catch. In other words, larger pellets tend to be preferred by those who hope to deal with a formidably sized fish. Most anglers will opt for sizes of six millimetres or less.

A Nutrient-Rich Bait

A final point to mention involves the fact that fishing pellets are highly nutritious. Essential vitamins and minerals are therefore passed on to the fishery itself. This helps to guarantee healthier future generations of fish and a fully stocked location.

If you would like to learn more about our range of pellets or should you have any other questions, please contact one of our representatives.