Cockles

foster82

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I am pretty sure this will have probably been asked before, but I am going to ask anyway. Has anyone had any success with cockles ? I have used prawns before with some success. Caught a nice 12lb mirror on them a couple of weeks ago. Also is there any other shell fish baits that anyone has used with any success ?
 

TrickyD

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I am pretty sure this will have probably been asked before, but I am going to ask anyway. Has anyone had any success with cockles ? I have used prawns before with some success. Caught a nice 12lb mirror on them a couple of weeks ago. Also is there any other shell fish baits that anyone has used with any success ?
Not used other shellfish apart from prawns, but Enterprise tackle make artificial mussels, so some people must have had success on other shellfish. I'd probably eat them myself.
 

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I’ve had one of my best sessions on mussels so would imagine cockles would work.
 

Arry

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Yup... I use Prawn and Cockles all the time... you need to put a few in beforehand a day or so... if you just rock up and fish with them results can be a bit hit or miss
 

Ken the Pacman

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Mussels, cockles, prawn, peeler crab will all catch carp tench and bream during the warmer months mainly and squid is a popular catfish bait that is occasionally picked up by carp.
 

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Mussels have accounted for some big weights and match wins on our club lakes. Usually on bomb, but works well on pole. Still working well this week.
 

Ken the Pacman

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Once the water temperature drops it becomes harder to make bites on any bigger baits like paste,meat,seafood by that I am not saying you will never get a bite but that your potential for bites is reduced.
Until we get a series of cold frosts the big pleasure fishing baits will still work fine just becoming less effective as the water cools.
 
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