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Yes.... both the Swedish meatballs - then liberally doused with turmeric, and also I've tried tinned meatballs in tomato sauce.


The meatballs in turmeric were OK, but I got hammered by small carp of around 3lbs, the meatballs in tomato were useless... I had taken it as food for me on a session. The fish obviously thought the same about them as I did.

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thats why i asked alan, i tried the meatballs in onion gravy as i never fancied them myself, alas neither did the fish :rolleyes: a few 3lb carp would be nice at this time of year each water i try seems dead no movement no action

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I use them regularly - the ones in gravy, I hair rig them, a twig rather than a boilie stop ensures they survive the cast.....


had my biggest barbel, and chub on these Jonah

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I caught my pb barbel, 14lb 2oz, on a Campbells meatball, tinned. You can get small spirel wires things in the tackle shop for meat. They are great, just tie them onto to a hair and screw your meat/meatball on and they won't come off.


Great bait.



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i never had any look of meatballs either. and trying to get them to survive the cast was well hard....

try freezing them and drill them boilie style

when you think you know everything think again....

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If you guy's fancy some nice tough meatballs and don't mind quite a big bait, check out the chilld food counter in Aldi where they're sold as Mini Friedekind or something that looks vaguley like that.

I often keep a pack in the fridge because with some pasta and a jar of dolmio, they make for a quick and tasty meal - which is more than can be said for the nasty tinned version.

Species caught in 2020: Barbel. European Eel. Bleak. Perch. Pike.

Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.

Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub.

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