Catmeat was very popular several years ago, but it seems to have been forgotten about by many anglers now. Where allowed, it’s still a very effective soft meat hookbait. Use the version in gravy rather than jelly. Here’s my trick for hooking it...
1 Thread a fine baiting tool through a chunk of meat and pull your hook carefully back through the bait.
2 Release the hook and let the hook settle in the side of the meat cube like this.