Exactly. It's not necessary to apply human considerations to fish, they aren't going to look at a sell by date and if it doesn't seem right to them they are unlikely to eat it. I had a large batch of elips that lasted me years and were catching at the same rate throughout. The worst thing with baits being in the freezer for a long period is they tend to lose flavour and smell but can still be crumbed up. I think most anglers are inclined to relate too much to their own sense of smell or suitability where some baits are concerned and maybe this can lead to excessive flavouring in home made baits and also to binning perfectly good baits as well.Mark, considering the gunge and other crap Barbel, and all fish must ingest whilst feeding, i doubt very much if your months old bait in the freezer will do them any harm at all, I often end up with half full bags of unused bait in my freezer, and sometimes stop making bait until I've waded through it all, either for fishing with or pre baiting, use it up mate !