Birds can be a right pain when fishing, having them diving on your spots and scoffing your bait. They can easily wipe 5kg of boillie in one sitting and not to mention damage your rigs. This blog should tell you ways how you can avoid bird life.

Bait Up At Night

In my experience, I've found that baiting up in the pitch black doesn't seem to entise the birds to feed. Wait until it's as dark as it's going to get and then put some bait out!

Find Deeper Water

This obvously is not as ideal when you want to be fishing shallower water but on a deeper water birds are a lot less likely to dive on your spot. With the water being deeper, it means that it takes longer for the birds to clock that there is bait there.


If you're fishing close in then use a baiting spoon to bait. This is a quiet way of baiting. The sound of a spomb landing is essentially a dinner bell for the bird life. If you can put bait in quietly then they are a lot less likely to notice!

Bird Scaring Torch

The Carp Life Torch is perfect for scaring birds away and keeping them off your spot. They don't hurt the bird but it scares them off your spot. You may think it's expenisve but not when you consider its roughly the same as 5kg of boillie!