Our products have helped create winning carp baits since the 1960s

Our products have helped create winning carp baits since the 1960s

During the 1960s, when modern boiled baits were being developed in the UK, the first specialised carp fishing bait base mixes were formed using Haith’s® bird food ingredients intended for feeding to cage and aviary birds. These ultimately came to be known as “bird food baits” and - though time has passed -they remain one of the most popular carp fishing baits in current use across the EU.

Bird food baits have the twin advantages of being comparatively cheap and yet highly digestible; therefore, they are very attractive to carp, which makes them a good commercial investment.

Our most famous carp attractor is Robin Red® and its unique properties have tempted literally thousands of carp over the years. It has stood the test of time, and that’s a rare ingredient in modern-day carp fishing. There is only one genuine Robin Red® and that comes from Haith’s®.

But there’s so much more to Haith’s® than just Robin Red®: our tried and tested range of bird food baits includes legendry products such as Nectarblend™, Ready Mix™, PTX™, Red Band® Pigeon Conditioner, SBF™ Mix and Prosecto Insectivorous™ all waiting to add value to your base mixes. All our bird food baits are made fresh, daily on the premises and we guarantee our product continuity is market-leading.

Haith’s® is owned and managed by David Haith - the Grandson of John “Ted” Haith who founded the company back in 1937. Our recipes, blends and knowledge are unique: no one in Europe has the experience of Haith’s when it comes to mixing good quality bird food baits for bait manufacturers.

The Haith’s® bird food centre is where we research and develop the UK’s most comprehensive range of bird food baits for carp fishing. Our purpose-built factory, with integrated offices, has created quality research space, and allowed us to modernise our machinery so that we now have a market-leading hygienic bird food plant.

At the heart of Haith’s® is a commitment to quality control and a bird food testing regime:

• an expert helps to QC our products using laboratory investigations.
• we’re focused on health, welfare and conservation
• our seeds are SUPERCLEAN™
• we only buy raw materials from reputable sources
• mixes are consistent in recipe

Products – Trusted bird food baits since the 1960s

Shouldn’t every angler have access to high quality, nutritious bait? We specialise in bird food and add variety to our bird food baits because we know how important it is to consider acceptability and palatability, and to ensure diets are as varied as possible.

Virtually all of our range can be used as boiled baits (Boilie ingredients), although some may need to be ground down to a fine powder first. Some of the best boiled baits ever conceived comprise a considerable number of our bird foods – indeed many of the top bait firms in the UK and Mainland Europe use our ingredients to enhance their base mixes, the most popular being Robin Red®, Nectarblend™, PTX™, Prosecto Insectivorous™, Red Factor™, SBF Mix™ and Egg Biscuit.

Good quality bird food baits work

Carp find bird food baits highly palatable, but what’s less well known is the key to the success of most bird food baits is their high fat content, and high fat equals high energy. During the summer months in particular, when a carp’s metabolic rate is at its highest, a readily convertible source of energy is very important, which is why bird foods can be at their most effective during summer months.

Boiled baits (boilies) based upon good quality bird foods are usually, almost instantly, successful with no need for extensive pre-baiting campaigns. So good quality bird food mixes work, and no one in Europe has the experience of Haith’s when it comes to mixing good quality bird food baits for bait manufacturers.

They’re unique and they come in different textures/colours...

We’re CO2 cleaner because everything’s under one roof

Buying direct from Haith’s® typically means less CO2 being released into the environment because we take in the raw materials, clean, mix and pack the foods ourselves, under one roof – many other companies and organisations simply buy from a factory and dispatch it from a separate warehouse. Where possible we recycle our waste material.


We’re delighted to announce PROFORMULA a new service where we make a bird food bait/base mix to your specifications. Although we are the experts when it comes to making bird food we understand that you are the experts when it comes to carp bait manufacturing; therefore, we will create a mix to your special – unique to you – formula

Reliable Stockholding

Stock availability is important to all companies. Because we’re also a manufacturer we understand that too much stock on the shelves reduces cash flow, and too little can grind a manufacturer to a halt stopping the production line. This is why, at Haith’s, we always stock large volumes of raw materials under one roof, which allows us to make fresh batches of bird food baits and dispatch them daily across throughout Europe.

Reliable Deliveries

We’ve formed strong relationships with international carriers who deliver around the globe. It’s likely we can save you money on carriage charges; however, we’re happy to work with your carrier too.

Customer Service Charter

Our dedicated International Trade Sales Advisors are here to help you maximise the return on your raw material investment. They won’t let the language barrier get in the way of good service and they have a Customer Service Charter to help deliver this promise:

• a direct export sales phone line: +44 (0)1472 254 589
• we won’t promise what we can’t deliver
• we listen to what customers have to say
• we deal with queries quickly
• we will be helpful at all times
• we will go that extra mile to help


Gemma Saunders
T - +44 (0)1472 254593
E - trade@haiths.com

Simon King – International Development
E - simon.king@haiths.com

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DN37 9TU

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