Meat baits catch plenty of chub, barbel and carp. Luncheon meat should be cut into bait-sized cubes, and if any problem is found with the meat flying off when casting, a tiny piece of bread can be fixed behind the hook point to secure the meat in position. Like sweetcorn, the luncheon meat is best removed from the tin at home and the bait taken to the waterside in a plastic bait container. Discarded tin cans have become a serious problem on some waters in recent years.
Sausage meat is widely used as a barbel bait but it will also catch plenty of chub. The sausage meat can be bought loose and mixed with bread paste to bind it together, or else sausage portions can be used raw or partly cooked.