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 Posted: Tue Apr 26th, 2016 04:48 pm
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Does anyone have contact details, prices etc re live maggots? The only one I know  http://www.livebaits.co.za seems to have closed down.

Some assistance please...

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 Posted: Tue May 10th, 2016 04:36 am
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farm your own... few pieces of chicken in a bucket in the backyard with a few small holes in it...

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 Posted: Tue May 10th, 2016 04:26 pm
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Thanks for the assistance but it is kinda difficult to do that when you (a) live in a flat, and (b) have neighbours who might not be too thrilled with the smell and health issues.

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 Posted: Tue May 10th, 2016 06:43 pm
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Check in the Bank Angler, Shaun Begg advertises his Maggot sales there

Shaun is livebaits.co.za and they are not closed down. Read the latest posts on his facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/hookedonmaggots.co.za/

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 Posted: Wed Mar 8th, 2017 01:15 pm
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Can someone please explain the trick on how to bait up with these things!!! They literally pop when you feed them on the hook from anal end to head end, but don't seem to pop when you feed them on lets say through the centre half. Or are they just used for feeder mix and ground bait mix.

Thanks appreciated.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 8th, 2017 06:22 pm
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Would mealworms not work the same for bait? I've used them for kurper in place of earthworms and they got nailed..Nice tough bait too compared to earthworms, if I recall I'd often get a few fish on the same worm. Easy to keep, oats and carrots in a tub on top a cupboard in the kitchen and don't smell etc. read up about it, just keep the local geckos out the tub or you will wonder where they go to. To quote a mate, a bird will sell their soul for them ,  sheesh once they've tasted them. It's true. I've tamed wild birds here to sit in my hand and eat them. I'm sure fish are the same. My pet swordtail nails the tiny babies like there is no tomorrow. Just a thought.. Bird crack may be fish crack?

Last edited on Wed Mar 8th, 2017 06:27 pm by Dr halibut hoffman

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 Posted: Thu Mar 9th, 2017 01:25 pm
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Cobia333 wrote:
Can someone please explain the trick on how to bait up with these things!!! They literally pop when you feed them on the hook from anal end to head end, but don't seem to pop when you feed them on lets say through the centre half. Or are they just used for feeder mix and ground bait mix.

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Drop hook size to between 16 & 20 (yes,that small!),hook into the flesh between the eyes & exit the hook out of the skin on its back-you can get more than one per hook-have fun!!

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 Posted: Fri Mar 10th, 2017 05:09 am
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You could hook it anyway you like but to be honest it would be best to have them wriggling about on the bottom. Maggots in the UK are always hooked from the back end side (flatter end) and if you look nicely there are little raised bits of skin. This is where you should aim to get the tip of the hook through only. Try not tie pierce the flesh so that it oozes all the goodness. Small thin hooks are the order. Also, if you fish with small hooks invest in a hook disgorger as it works way easier than a set of long-nose pliers! ;)

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 Posted: Fri Mar 10th, 2017 05:22 am
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 Posted: Wed Mar 22nd, 2017 10:11 pm
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Thanks guys this is very useful. A size 20 is a very small hook?????

If I can recall they are a couple of mm long. Used them to catch specimens for marine tank, until snorkeling for them became another option.

Thanks again.....

Cheers

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