Widely known within the bait industry and used extensively within the fish farming industry throughout the world to increase feed intake in commercial fish diets. Betaine is a natural attractor and can be found in certain plants, yeasts, and fungi, as well as various aquatic life forms such as fish, crustaceans and molluscs. We use it in many of the baits we produce, as well as blending it into one or two liquid compounds. Use at 3grms/pound in base mix recipes or one level tsp to 100ml liquid if using it to boost liquid foods and bait soaks.


£7.10 per 50g tub

Powdered Additives and Extracts

Long time Essential Baits consultant Rick Golder with a stunning '48' from a mega difficult venue. Rick knows the importance of a good food bait combined with the correct ingredients to trigger a feeding response. His results prove this year after year. 

The inclusion of powdered additives and extracts within a boilie recipe will undoubtedly make a massive difference in terms of attraction and palatability. Used at the correct inclusion levels, they will trigger a feeding response and lead to prolonged feeding. They can also be hugely beneficial at repelling nasty sediment odours from 'tainting' the bait. The FF6 found within the B5 is a classic example of this and will always make sure your baits smell 'sweet', even when fishing amongst horrible black silt. 

Many of these products are used extensively within the aquaculture industry to promote feeding, so it goes to show that these ingredients will play a huge part within the inclusion of a successful bait recipe, both short and long term.

Top tip

Betaine is an excellent ingredient for triggering the carp's receptors. If you want an 'instant' feeding response for short session fishing, just pour 20ml Boilie Glug or Liquid Food over 1 kilo of boilies and sprinkle one level tsp of betaine over the top before shaking vigourously.