if permitted can be caught and used as live baits but this approach
is not really needed on commercial fisheries due to the amount of carp
baits and pellets that are used.
Live fish can consist of roach, rudd, tench and carp with the tench being favoured by many as it is a strong fish that will keep active for longer periods than many other fish.
The live bait is often fished just below the surface close to snags to try and tempt any possible catfish out of the shadows. To some this is the best and most consistant approach to fishing for the wels, however so far on the waters I have fished hallibut pellets and worms seem to produce more cats.
Lobworms are an excellent bait to be used on most waters but are best used during the hours darkness as they will not last five minutes in daylight with all the small fish. Try using the Lobworm rig detailed on the rigs page as i have found it to work well, keeping the worms off the bottom.