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#1 AddictedToScopex

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 07:21 PM

Hi all,

 

As I have had the unfortunate falling through of my childcare for the weekend, meaning I can no longer attend Wingham, I am consoling myself with a trip to a reservoir tomorrow to cheer myself up. I am planning on fishing a maggot feeder with dendrobaena on the hook. I was wondering what hook size and hooking technique you guys find most effective with worms? Do you head hook them or side hook them? Nip the tail off? Basically how do you hook yours and any other tips when fishing them.


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 10:33 PM

I use a 15 inch QUICKSTOP Hair Rig for Maggot feeder & Bomb, & a 4 Inch one for Method feeder.

Hi all,

 

As I have had the unfortunate falling through of my childcare for the weekend, meaning I can no longer attend Wingham, I am consoling myself with a trip to a reservoir tomorrow to cheer myself up. I am planning on fishing a maggot feeder with dendrobaena on the hook. I was wondering what hook size and hooking technique you guys find most effective with worms? Do you head hook them or side hook them? Nip the tail off? Basically how do you hook yours and any other tips when fishing them.

 

Size 16 hook to 6 Lb for Tench & size 14 or 12 or 10 to 7, 8 or even 10 Lb (the BS goes up with the hook size on ready tied.) for the Big Boys!!!

 

Rightly or wrongly?? - I push the Quickstop through the middle. Carp anyway, don't seem to mind.

 

I often put two worms on especially if they're on the small side - also generates a bit more wriggle.

 

I sometimes also do a Worm & Corn cocktail - very easy done with a Quickstop.

 

I'll even load the hook its self with a bunch of Maggots.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:17 AM

Not sure if somehow 2 worms fastened together are aware of each other?? but I kind of think this can help prevent them burrowing into the silt.  

 

Can't see them working as a Team!!   :g:


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:02 AM

I'd use a 16 or 14 for dendrobaena worms depending on worm size, 12 upwards for lobworms and always hooked through the head to allow maximum wriggleness. Can't offer advice on feeder rigs, I tend not to use them with worms if perch are present because I've found that deep hooking is more likely than with other species. I did try it last year at Wingham with lobworms and kept striking at the merest hint of bobbin movement, perch will either nip at the tail or engulf the entire worm and with a feeder set up I find it difficult to decide what they're doing so I played safe and struck early...missed lots of bites but did eventually catch a 3lb'er.  


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:52 AM

Cheers guys. I gave the suggestions a go yesterday. It was a tough day with clear water, bright sunshine and heaps of wind. I managed just 5 perch from a reservoir. The hair rigged worm seemed most effective in hooking them. No bream sadly which was the target.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:33 PM

I will be doing a little experimenting with lobs on circle hooks his summer for perch.
I picked up some small Mustad Demons on my travels and intend to just knick them through the side with LOTS of hook exposure.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullen's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub. 
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullen's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike. 
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish. 
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:35 PM

I've never used circle hooks before. Will be interesting to hear your results. 


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