This is a universally popular bait that is just as effective in Thailand as elsewhere. I am not sure I have been able to tell the difference between brands, but certainly there is strong feeling amongst many anglers that you need to use good quality (sweet and soft) sweetcorn, not the cheapest frozen brand you can find… In Thailand I choose to use Tally’s because it is my favourite for eating, but haven’t tried the less sweet brands to comment on how they work.
Sweetcorn can be easily used on a hair, or on a hook; as a single grain, or with multiple grains. If used directly on the hook make sure that your sweetcorn is soft enough that the hook will easily pull through it when you strike. In general, tinned sweetcorn is softer than the frozen variety.
Sweetcorn is also excellent to add to your groundbait mix or use as loose feed.
Fish food pellets can be very effective, especially where the fish are used to being fed these. They can be used either as whole pellets (held on to the hook or hair with a small rubber band, ground up and made into a paste that can be put directly onto the hook, or simply soaked in water for around two minutes and then left to soften for half an hour or more – after which they can be lightly squeezed and hooked through (see photos below).
Other options for mounting pellets include drilling them so that they can be hair mounted, or even superglueing them to the hair. When glueing it is common to glue the hair between two pellets and fish with these double pellet baits.