The price of Maggots

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The price of Maggots

Post by Paul D » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:11 pm

Just visited my local tackle shop to check they never had something I didn't already own and saw they have put up the price of Maggots to £3.40 a pint! :shocked:
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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by RBTraditional » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:25 pm

Still cheaper than ale....
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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Stathamender » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:27 pm

Breed your own. Leave a few pieces of offal outside in an open bait box on a sunny day and you'll have fine gozzers in a few days. Put them in a riddle over a bait box with sawdust in it and they'll drop through. It'll smell a bit though so having a garden or outhouse helps. I think one of those Ivan Marks pieces in the AT deals with this. Can't remember how you get pinkies, squats etc.
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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by LuckyLuca » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:29 pm

I guess my sixpence won't go very far then! :shocked:
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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by PershoreHarrier » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:30 pm

I suppose you could try those rubber ones!! Lucky Luca told me in his groundbait he includes boiled long grained rice as it looks like maggots!!

Years ago I bought a rubber worm but came in for so much ridicule I threw it away. Now thinking of trying to find another for use on Rivers - I have seen some with integral hooks but the one I had in the 1960s was just an ordinary looking British lob worm which you stuck your hook in.

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Paul D » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:32 pm

PershoreHarrier wrote:I suppose you could try those rubber ones!!.
Can you buy them by the pint? :Hahaha:
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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Olly » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:42 pm

Look up 'sour bran specials' for maggot breeding!

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Match Aerial » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:50 pm

£2.80 at my tackle shop a pint

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by PershoreHarrier » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:59 pm

Paul D wrote:
PershoreHarrier wrote:I suppose you could try those rubber ones!!.
Can you buy them by the pint? :Hahaha:
The good news, although they might be expensive, is they last for ages and don't ever become casters.

I must have a word again with Bumble about artificial baits as I believe he has had some success in that regard.

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Re: The price of Maggots

Post by Tizer » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:38 pm

Match Aerial wrote:£2.80 at my tackle shop a pint
Wow,how lucky are you,I had to pay £3.40 the other day as well,i asked for a little bit of maize because they were going to be in the car for a couple of hours,he said there was already some in there,i knew that but how much would another pinch cost,they stunk when I got home,the only reason I used that shop was because we were shopping up that way,Customer relations=nil.

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