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Purchase a pint in any licenced establishment and if its not right they will replace it.

The pint is up to the pint mark with any head above it - buy a pint get a pint of decent brew.

 

Purchase a pint of red maggots from some tackle shops and you don't get what you have paid for - once riddled why is it a good proportion are dead and there is also a percentage of bran or other medium that maggots are stored in?

Its not all tackle shops of course - some value the bait they sell and look after it - others just see maggots as a side line whilst making money out of other items.

 

Under the weight and measures act do you think you should get a full pint of live riddled maggots with a medium put in afterwards from all tackle shops?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUDD

 

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Obviously you should get a full pint of riddled (fresh) maggots.

If I don't think they've put me enough in I always tell 'em to put some more in...usually everytime I get some lol.

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My local shop has the maggots on display so you see before you buy and you can watch them measure them out in pint jug before adding the sawdust etc etc. The maggots from there are very very good.

 

My advice vote with your feet!

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I would normally get them from elsewhere when passing but the shop I used is the closest by around eight miles!

 

Once riddled and cleaned the three quarters are ok.

 

The dead ones have been cleaned, sandwich bagged, had a small dose of liquid flavouring, a coating of turmeric and are now frozen, they will be used in a ground bait mix further in to the season as will any unused live ones after a Stillwater Roach session one evening this week.

RUDD

 

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My local, (before he shut down), always measured a pint, then added about a quarter of a pint, as a top up. When riddled it always worked out as a full pint, usually a bit more.

 

John.

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Unfortunately we can blame the eu for this . We haven't brought maggots in pints for years its now a measure with whatever the store uses as a measure. I think this happened the same time as you stopped buying meat at the deli counter by the pound and started buying by the kilo. I'm not sure why but the alcohol weights and measures were not affected.

everytime i catch a fish i'm lucky when i blank i'm a hopeless angler.

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The pint nor the pound is outlawed by the eu but supplying less for more money is a great way to con money out of people under the impression it is

 

Even if it was outlawed a pint would just be x grams of maggots so sell x grams of maggots from a pint measure ,a set of scales in pounds on the customer side and grams kilos etc on the sellers side would get round it ,you buy it in imperiel but the seller sells it in metric

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When I was at school we were set problems in both imperial and metric, and were expected to solve them in both systems.- and convert from one to another.

 

Then (in the 1960s) came a craze for using "scientific" measurements, called "going metric". Alleged to be easier, but in my days in pharmacy I came across a disturbingly large number of paramedics who didn't understand the difference between milligrams and micrograms.

 

BTW my spell-checker does not recognise that last unit either !

 

 

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The EU allows Beer, Cider and milk to be sold in pints as these are traditional measurements.

 

BUT

 

In a licenced premises - Only Beer or Cider can be served in pints, wines and spirits are in M/L.

 

AND

 

When sold in any other container other then a half/pint or jug containing pint measurements - the container will show litres or M/L.

If the container is for a pint (Pint in a can) it will also show the measurement in m/l or L.

 

 

Unfortunately we can blame the eu for this . We haven't brought maggots in pints for years its now a measure with whatever the store uses as a measure. I think this happened the same time as you stopped buying meat at the deli counter by the pound and started buying by the kilo. I'm not sure why but the alcohol weights and measures were not affected.

RUDD

 

Different floats for different folks!

 

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