Angling Times (UK) - - UNDERWATER SPECIAL -

MANY an­glers pre­fer to use dead mag­gots be­cause they do not bury into the bot­tom or crawl away. There are good rea­sons for us­ing dead mag­gots, but these aren’t them!

Mag­gots don’t crawl very far un­der­wa­ter. They strug­gle to get a grip on silt or weed, and nor­mally you will find them no more than 12ins from the feeder. It can take a long time for a mag­got feeder to empty, es­pe­cially if it is a dark-coloured plas­tic. An hour or more isn’t un­usual, even in warm water.

When you re­trieve an empty feeder it is be­cause the mag­gots wash out as you reel in.

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