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B5 Shelf-life Boilies

If you talk about legendary 'big fish' baits, they really don't come any bigger than Shellfish B5. This bait is widely accepted as the best high quality food bait ever developed and has been responsible for some phenomenal catches throughout Europe. It is undoubtedly the king of the red fishmeals.

The development of the B5 in shelf life means that anyone wishing to use this bait at home or on the continent, will have a massive edge over other baits being used, simply because big carp have the ability to recognise baits with higher food values. In fact, we have lost count of the number of fishery owners that have contacted us to say that anglers who turn up with the B5 always seem to have far superior catches to those using standard shelf life boilies. 

The shelf life version has performed equally as well as the freezer version so you can use it with total confidence wherever you go. The bait contains our usual high quality blend of low temp fish meals coupled with pre-digested fish proteins, crustacean extracts, milk proteins, Robin Red, GLM extract, nutritional emulsifiers, Fruit Factor 6, Thaumatin, Red Salmon oil and Shellfish Plum. 

Please note: we use much less preservative than other bait companies but dry the baits for longer, therefore these shelf life boilies are much harder than most others. If you want a 'soft' shelf life boilie, these are not the ones.

Sizes available = 16mm and 20mm

12mm also available - CLICK HERE 

Available in 1kg laminated stand-up pouches with re-sealable zipper for ultimate freshness. Orders of 5kg or over packed in clear poly bags. 


Weight 1kg to 9kg 10kg 20kg 30kg 50kg 100kg
Price per kilo £10.75 £8.95 £7.95 £7.25 £6.75 £5.95
Postage £8.00 Free Free Free Free Free

Different sizes? If you require different sizes in with the same order, please mention this in the ‘special instruction’ box at checkout. It is important to remember that the minimum order of any one size is 10kg. For example, if you order 20kg of 16mm but want 16mm and 20mm, just enter; ‘10kg 16mm and 10kg 20mm’ in the instruction box (This does not apply to 12mm’s) If in doubt you can phone order through on 01278 427634 – office hours.

Note...We supply a number of shops throughout the UK with our full range of freezer boilies and matching products. For smaller orders of up to 9kg it might be more cost effective to avoid carriage charges and purchase from your local stockist. A full list of UK stockists can be found HERE.

Don't forget we are here to help so if you are unsure about anything, call 01278 427634.

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Shelf life boilie advantages

Our Essential resident 'Globetrotter' Merv Pennell with one of his many big carp caught on our range of Shelf life boilies. Merv, amongst so many other anglers, openly admits that our shelf life range offer a massive edge over 'standard' shelf life boilies and would not use anything else.  

Of course the big advantage about the use of shelf life boilies can be summed up in just one word – convenience! And this is the key word you need to bear in mind. Good quality freezer baits are fantastic for that long term baiting campaign, yet can be problematic for extended UK sessions and of course when fishing on the continent.

So would we recommend substituting freezer baits with shelf life boilies for long term bait application? In short, no we wouldn’t! Simply because this will not offer any advantages at all, however, we can honestly say that for those trips outside the UK or even those extended sessions within the UK where it would be difficult to keep freezer baits fresh, this highly successfull range of shelf life boilies tick all the boxes - and more!

So many anglers strongly believe these are the best quality shelf life boilie available ANYWHERE in the world! Confidence and convenience, such key words for success.

Top Tips

1) Avoid cheap and cheerful shelf life boilies like the plague. I can think of few things worse to ruin your chances of success than poor quality boilies that have been ‘over-flavoured’ to mask preservative odours!
2) If the manufacturer states there are no preservatives in them, ask him to tell the truth!

3) Beware of semi-soft shelf life boilies. These are likely to be overloaded with preservatives. We tend to rely on reduced moisture levels, which in turn creates a 'tougher' bait, but with far less preservative.