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#11 Martin56

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:22 AM

Bloke goes into a pet shop & asks the owner - "How Much Are Your Wasps"??

 

Owner replies - "I Don't Sell Wasps !!

 

Well, the bloke says - "You've Got One In The Window".  :lol: 


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:58 AM

Some tackle shops in Scotland sell them in tubs. Brownies love them.


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:56 AM

Some tackle shops in Scotland sell them in tubs. Brownies love them.

The set of things brownies won't eat is pretty small!

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:47 PM

Bites are very often slow & delicate but unmissable - a bit like an elderly person savouring a chocolate liqueur  :wub:

 

Or a 'Werthers Original'  :icecream:



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 12:46 AM

The set of things brownies won't eat is pretty small!

True, but they go wild for them.


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:19 AM

I have never used wasp grub. Maybe I am too young to have been around when it was popular :) I did find the small beginnings of a wasps nest in my loft a few weeks back. Thinking maybe I should have let it develop a bit :)


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:47 AM

I am sure that wasp grubs are a great bait but maybe just to much effort. I am yet to find a species of fish that will not eagerly devour the humble maggot or worm. So much easier to walk in to a shop and order a pint of maggots rather then tackle a wasps nest and most likely catch just as much.

 

Most fish are happy to feast on any kind of insect, grub etc. I have fished enough abroad with no obvious supply of bait and any beatle, ant, cricket, flying insect, moth you can find will catch fish.

 

Those big red ant nests you find in trees and bushes in Asia are great bait both the ants and eggs. I think they are Weaver Ants? Well what ever they are called they make great bait, collect the eggs and a few ants as bait and chuck the nest in as ground bait. You will catch loads of fish but if I could just walk in to a tackle shop in Malaysia or Thailand and order a few pints of maggots, I would certainly not waste my time getting bitten by ants.

 

I think it was Budgie who once said about super baits they become a self fulfilling prophecy, some one catches with a certain bait, word gets around and more and more people start to use it and so more and more fish get caught with it and soon that bait becomes known as the best bait for a certain species.

 

I often hear people wax lyrical about wasp grub and chub but how many big chub are caught on bread, boilie, pellet, maggot etc?

 

Saying that I have never fished with wasp grub in the UK and so might be missing out. However, I have used it in other countries and have not found it any better or worse then other similar "meaty baits".


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:14 AM

It wasn't really a specimen angler's bait, though - it was a match angler's bait, and often banned because it was highly effective and hard to get. Used to be a similar situation with bloodworm, until it got to the point where you could buy it easily enough and didn't have to spend the previous afternoon waist deep in some horrible pond collecting it!

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 09:49 PM

The fat pale coloured maggots that seem to be the staple maggot now are little different ,when maggots were thin the wasp grub was obviously grabbed as main course
Match anglers will ban anything that appears to give someone else an advantage that they cannot easily get

Edited by chesters1, 26 May 2017 - 09:50 PM.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 11:08 PM

I don't think the Maggots in general are as big as the ones one could get in say the 70's.

 

The really big ones were called gozzers (Bluebottle Larvae) 

 

Maybe the Bluebottles used these days aren't as big & as well fed as they were due to commercial issues.

Some Tackle shops used to breed their own back in the day & not use commercial maggot farm sources.as is the order of the day - today!!


Edited by Martin56, 26 May 2017 - 11:10 PM.

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