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DIY Fishing Baits from Recycled Materials



Many people have been wasting money by buying new poor quality fishing baits that are not effective. These fishing baits are easily damaged hence resulting to loss of money and time wastage at the same time. Fishing baits are easy to construct with the availability of many recyclable materials around you.

Here are some of fishing baits that you can make from recyclable materials shared by rubbish removal specialists London;

  1. Sinkers

Sinkers can be easily made with the use of little lead scrap materials such as used wheel weights, scrap linotype materials, and broken cable ends.

Use a wooden mallet and a butcher knife to slice the materials and bullet style sinkers to make holes through lead balls from those materials. After this, fill the bullet molds so as to create a range of weights.

Another way of making these fish sinkers is by using standard metal sets the size of a metallic spoon. Fill a spoon with molten and hold the spoon base on top of water to harden and repeat the process until you get the desired quantity. Finally, drill a hole near the end of each lead ball for fixing a line.

  1. Floaters and Bobbers.

At any desired size, bobbers and floats are easily made from recycled materials. A simple floater can be made from drilling a hole through a twig and passing a line and thread a button on the line such than it acts as a bobber stopper.

  1. Artificial Worms

Plastic worms have been extremely expensive and making such materials can save you a fortune. These artificial worms can be made from recycling acrylic yarn material of different thickness and size. It is effective as it helps you catch a lot of fish at the same time saving you money.

  1. Fishing lures

Lures are made by plumbing recycled fittings and bottle tops. Use any available plumbing supplies or copper materials.

Make small holes in the plumbed bottle tops and fittings, and glue them. Pass a certain length of stainless steel or copper through the drilled holes and drop buckshot and pass the wire to the other end and add another eye at the end of the wire. This lure is ready for fishing and can be used to catch fish.

Fishing bites are easy to make and recyclable materials are easily available and you should consider these as an alternative for those low quality commercial baits. These DIY bates have been tasted and catches a lot of fish while saving you money.

How to Keep Live Fishing Bait Alive

fishing bait alive


Everyone knows that when it comes to bait fishing, live bait works best. Live bait is nature’s way nature’s way of assisting you with the catch, be it through the natural scent from the bait that draws fish or the movements that even the most expensive lures can’t mimic. The only problem that can be found when using live bait, is how to keep it alive and feisty for the catch, and this guide is here to give some tips to do just that.

Use a Baitwell

bait tanks

A baitwell is a better version of the bucket that many fishers keep their bait in. The baitwell is insulated and has the ability to regulate the water temperature and consistency to far better than a bucket could. (more…)

How to Choose Bait Supplies

Choose Bait Supplies


Choosing the right bait can be the difference of making the catch of your life and not catching anything at all. Following these steps should get you casting a line in the right direction.

Know Your Fish

The first step in choosing your bait is to know what fish you will be catching with it. Different fish require different types of bait to draw their attention. You also need to know your fish’s speed and travel patterns in order to get a bait and lure that will be able to keep up at the fish’s depth. It is also important to know the habits that the fish practices in certain types of weather and certain times of the year. (more…)