Strawberry, yes, quite uncommon at the time I'd guess.I once saw Matt Hayes catch a carp on a strawberry and someone else using peanuts.
Peanuts ?, very widely used and misused bait unfortunately for years.
Weirdest bait I've used, silkworm cocoon's for a fish known as a Scardola ( Italy/Austria border area )
Very hard fighting freshwater fish, hit and dive vertical like wreck Pollack. Snap poles if you weren't careful.