Entry from British & World English dictionary
Bait attached to a hook for fishing (as distinct from groundbait).
- The carp, or other species then feed on the groundbait ball finding the hookbait in the process.
- After a couple of hours I put a hookbait out and three times it actually took the bait.
- Then after a reasonable period of time, say a couple of hours, retrieve your hookbait until it is near where you placed the next batch of offerings.
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