Raw Prawn

Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:36 pm

I'm wondering why there isn't much love for raw prawn as a go to bait? It's convenient, relatively cheap and seems to catch most species?

Am I alone ?

Re: Raw Prawn

Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:09 pm

Have you had any luck with it?

Re: Raw Prawn

Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:01 pm

I have caught almost every species of fish using raw prawn either by itself or cocktail over the years.

Re: Raw Prawn

Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:06 pm

never used it but plan to sometime

Re: Raw Prawn

Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:08 pm

cd07 wrote:Have you had any luck with it?


Regularly takes wrasse, pollock, coalfish and had cod and conger too!

A decent bag of rag here costs around £12 and I rarely convince myself to pay that for a wee session on the rocks!

Re: Raw Prawn

Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:08 pm

had quite a few fish on the 'gamba' prawns. takes most species and always worth a shot- its no wonder bait but something different to try.

Re: Raw Prawn

Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:30 pm

On a recent trip ,,using 3 hook flappers with mack, prawn and sandeel 7 out of 8 turbot preferred raw prawn,, got a flounder too so definitely a bait to have with you,,

Re: Raw Prawn

Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:19 pm

Saw a fella get a few nice smoothies on it last summer

Re: Raw Prawn

Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:06 pm

Do they need to be peeled to use them?

Re: Raw Prawn

Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:51 pm

Loads videos on YouTube of them being used peeled and unpeeled and even as a live bait on the float for bass.
I’ve only used them while on holidays in the Canary Islands, peeled ones, caught loads of fish with them, wrasse, sea bream, great craic on a little telescopic rod
Must start trying them at home :D
A couple pics of the fish I caught using them in the Canaries
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Re: Raw Prawn

Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:03 pm

I have started using them this year with an added attracting of a tin of anchovies
another great bait as good if not better than sandeel.
mickser

Re: Raw Prawn

Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:54 am

Greendag wrote:Loads videos on YouTube of them being used peeled and unpeeled and even as a live bait on the float for bass.
I’ve only used them while on holidays in the Canary Islands, peeled ones, caught loads of fish with them, wrasse, sea bream, great craic on a little telescopic rod
Must start trying them at home :D
A couple pics of the fish I caught using them in the Canaries


I'm heading to Gran Canaria in October! Any tips? :)

Re: Raw Prawn

Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:42 pm

Loughers wrote:
Greendag wrote:Loads videos on YouTube of them being used peeled and unpeeled and even as a live bait on the float for bass.
I’ve only used them while on holidays in the Canary Islands, peeled ones, caught loads of fish with them, wrasse, sea bream, great craic on a little telescopic rod
Must start trying them at home :D
A couple pics of the fish I caught using them in the Canaries


I'm heading to Gran Canaria in October! Any tips? :)


I usually go to Fuerteventura or Lanzarote but presume they’re all similar, I was only using light tackle, wasn’t interested in catching big Rays or Bonita’s with my telescopic rod from Wish :) Loads of small fish around, those white Bream are good sport on light gear. And you do need a license to fish over there btw. Here’s a better thread
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=49766

Re: Raw Prawn

Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:20 am

Where do ye buy the prawns, going to try drop shot them for perch near me.

Re: Raw Prawn

Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:48 pm

Aldi,,

Re: Raw Prawn

Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:13 pm

Most chinese or asian store will have cooked and uncooked prawns depending on your preference. Usually very cheap. Work a treat in the Canaries. Ground baited a gully with them on a coming tide (so it washes in) and proceeded to get a ton of different sea breams (volcanic rock gullies, razor sharp on your feet and hands) as well as wrasse and cobblers. Best just under a kilo. Done similar here and found them work better in summer and autumn, not good in winter or spring and better on rocks marks, presumably cos that's where you find them...