The price of Maggots

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Tizer » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:59 am

:Hat: To that shop,hope they do well

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Match Aerial » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:56 pm

Phil Arnott wrote:
Match Aerial wrote:If I remember correctly I think it was Hull Angling Centre

One interesting observation is that casters, at least when used on a river, generally produce a bigger stamp of fish. I have my theory why this happens. I wonder if anyone else has a theory?
I know from the fish I feed in an outside pond (koi carp Phil. If I feed them on maggots they will less than they do if I feed them on casters. I think it could simply be casters burst as they ingest and in turn fill a large fish up less than maggots by comparision. So fish should remain hungry for longer in your swim before vacating.

What's your views Mate ?

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Phil Arnott » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:54 pm

I can't imagine that when using maggots you get smaller fish in your swim than when using casters. I think the bigger fish have to be in the swim amongst the smaller fish but are just more wary of maggots than the smaller fish and are more likely to go for casters.

Fish will eat huge amounts of maggots. I once had some maggots I wanted rid off and fed them into a small stream. Soon I had about eight good size dace in the swim and after feeding them half a pint of maggots I gave up. They were obviously well on feed and as you know there are times when you have to be really sparing with loose feed but not that day.

I've rarely fed in more than two pints of maggots in a session but some successful matchmen talk about feeding in four pints.

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Firebird » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:20 pm

Or six, or more even. I remember trying to feed off minnows; they came out bulging but didn't stop eating. I suppose there must come a point where they can eat no more but it might be expensive to find out.

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Richie » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:11 pm

Paid £2.50 per pint for my mine today .
The laughing Hyena he drives me crackers would he laugh so much if I cut off his knackers.

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Match Aerial » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:35 pm

Some of the lads fishing the swale feed 8 pints of maggots chub fishing in a single session.
The weights can be impressive not uncommon for lads to catch a 100lb of chub from one swim.
Not for me 8 pints of maggots would do me for many fishing trips LOL

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Zipper » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:51 pm

Being a 6 year old newbie I didn't realize I had got into such an expensive hobby lol. Must try to find a rubber lobworn tho!

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Zipper » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:52 pm

I am 60, in case you though you had a child genius (typo)

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by AshbyCut » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:08 am

Zipper wrote:Being a 6 year old newbie I didn't realize I had got into such an expensive hobby lol. Must try to find a rubber lobworn tho!
Just type ... Soft Rubber Earth Worm ... into the search box of a certain internet auction site, Sir. £1.74 for 50, postage free, from a certain far eastern country.

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Marc » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:24 am

Match Aerial wrote:Some of the lads fishing the swale feed 8 pints of maggots chub fishing in a single session.
The weights can be impressive not uncommon for lads to catch a 100lb of chub from one swim.
Not for me 8 pints of maggots would do me for many fishing trips LOL
:shocked: 8 pints! That woul do me most of a season.

Maggots are 'two fitty' around these parts although I don't buy them as much as I used to.
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