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Hi all,
Just purchased a pack of these as the codling i caught recently had a few shrimps in its gut. Has anyone had any joy with them? And are crabs attracted to these artificial baits or will they leave them alone?
 

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Hi all,
Just purchased a pack of these as the codling i caught recently had a few shrimps in its gut. Has anyone had any joy with them? And are crabs attracted to these artificial baits or will they leave them alone?
Dave

If you want a bait as a substitute for lug in the thames, get uncooked tiger prawns......Costco do big bag for about a fiver. They sit nicely on a 2/0 hook and survive a big cast. Back in 2008/9 when there were good numbers of cod in the river I used these when I didn't have lug and still caught codling and plenty of whiting. For me they are a better sub than squid but that's just personal opinion. Often it's better to get a smaller bait the distance to get down the shelf and reach the cod and to my mind a nicely presented tiger beats a big old lump of squid hands (or tentacles) down.
 

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Hi miz git,

Im not looking for a lug subsitute, just trying to match the bait to what the fish are feeding on. I will definitely have to give the tiger prawns a go though, thanks for the advice. Now to find a costco lol
 
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