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Shellfish B5 (short preserved)

What more can we say about this unbelievable bait! It has possibly accounted for the capture of more big carp than any other bait in history! It is a phenomenal fish catcher that has the uncanny, but incredibly consistent knack of nailing the bigger fish.

The B5 is a very high quality food bait that contains a combination of low temperature and soluble fish proteins in conjunction with milk proteins, milk fats, crustacean extracts and Robin Red. Due to the high inclusion of natural crustacean extracts, the B5 has an unusual shell-like crunchy texture. In fact, it was the first commercial bait ever developed to achieve this, and although over the years many have tried to imitate the B5, no one has even got close!  

The B5 needs little introduction and will work straight from the off, whilst at the same time carry on catching consistently year after year. Many anglers believe that it’s the most successful ‘big fish’ bait ever developed, and if you’re trying to plot the downfall of a particularly big fish, or simply just want to catch more than anyone else – get on the B5!

Attractor Profile… Shellfish Plum, Fruit Factor 6, Betaine, GLM and Red Salmon Oil.

Available in 16mm, 20mm and Barrels.

Brief summary

  • High quality food bait with a 30-day shelf life.
  • 100% identical ingredients to freezer bait range.
  • Can be frozen down and used as freezer baits if required.
  • Available in our full range on request.
  • Can be customized with different attractor package of your choice.
  • All bait made fresh to order.
  • Orders of 10kg or over sent post free.
  • All baits manufactured at Essential Baits factory using fresh farm eggs.



Weight 10kg 20kg 30kg 50kg 100kg
Price per kilo £9.85 £8.75 £7.95 £7.45 £6.50
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Short term preserved boilies

Andy Clark successfully used our short term preserved boilies to tempt this awesome 67lb giant from Gigantica in France.

Many anglers love fresh/freezer boilies, whilst others prefer the convenience of shelf life boilies for those extended sessions or trips abroad. We therefore decided to develop a 'hybrid' between the two and our short term preserved boilies have been used with remarkable success across Europe. Their 30-day shelf life suits many anglers, and if you plan to have your bait delivered a few days before your trip, they will not only be fine for the duration of your stay, but any that are brought back can be put in the freezer and treated as freezer bait thereafter.

These boilies are also ideal for customers ordering bait from outside the UK, because the baits will withstand the shipping duration and can be placed in your freezer ready to use as required. Due to a 'drying out' period they are generally slightly harder than standard freezer boilies.