Mussels (Mytilidae) are are perhaps the best known of all shellfish. Mussels make a great bait for a variety of our salt water species. Baitbox have them delivered live, and then de-shell them so you do not have to as it can be quite a fiddly job. They then blast freeze them so they are conveniently ready for use.
Mussels are very effective for a wide range of coastal species, especially flatfish, codling and eels.
These mussels are pretty much ready to use. All you need to do is thaw them out and they are ready. Just run the the hook through the the mussel, push part of the mussel meat up the shank of the hook (For larger hooks, use several mussels on the same hook) then push the meat down and away from the hook point so that it is clear of the bait. Use bait elastic to whip it all together and you are ready to cast out.
Frozen and live bait is available to purchase in-store only. These are listed on our website for informational purposes and to allow our customers to see the live stock availability in store.