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    Default Maggot feeders

    I have tried these on many occasions,and I have most versions, with mediocre success. In winter and with cold water the maggots often fail to leave the feeder. I haven't tried pinkies but would imagine they would be a nightmare.

    Is there a tried and trusted method of use? Should I fill them sparingly?

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    Default Re: Maggot feeders

    I learnt a good tip recently, (maybe here), only half fill the feeder or use a bigger one to encourage the lazy buggers to vacate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikench View Post
    I have tried these on many occasions,and I have most versions, with mediocre success. In winter and with cold water the maggots often fail to leave the feeder. I haven't tried pinkies but would imagine they would be a nightmare.

    Is there a tried and trusted method of use? Should I fill them sparingly?
    Don't forget you've got a John Roberts Feeder Hole Enlarger tool! (Somewhere) That helps get them out of block-ends more quickly.

    Have you ever tried the smallest of the Window Feeders, Mike? You can fill with neat maggots or pinkies, and it only needs a little wipe of groundbait to hold them in.

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    Default Re: Maggot feeders

    I use a small maggot feeder and cut it down, it holds around 3 to 4 maggots,

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    Default Re: Maggot feeders

    I use an inline middy shotgun feeder for winter maggot plug the end with ground bait
    The trick is getting the ground bait mix just right not to dry or too wet

    Trust me I’m an Engineer

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    Default Re: Maggot feeders

    Maggot feeders work much better on rivers..

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    Default Re: Maggot feeders

    Quote Originally Posted by nottskev View Post
    Don't forget you've got a John Roberts Feeder Hole Enlarger tool!
    Kev i have looked at this in my tacklebox and hadn't a clue what it was for or why I bought it doh. Now I remember and plan to go and prepare a couple immediately. Cheers Kev.

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