DON’T FORGET THE MAGGOT FEEDER
THE maggot feeder burst back on to the scene last winter and I can see it playing a big part in my fishing this season too.
With more and more fisheries stocking maggot-loving F1s, it makes perfect sense.
The key to success with the maggot feeder is to choose the right size. Many anglers make the mistake of fishing too big a feeder which tends to spook the fish in the clear water.
I prefer to use a tiny maggot feeder with just enough weight on to cast it the required distance.
This way I am not overfeeding the swim and at the same time I’m keeping disturbance down to a minimum.
A little tip with maggot feeders is that when it’s cold make sure you enlarge the holes on the feeder. That way, even on the coldest of days, the maggots will all leave the feeder before you reel it back in.
I usually use a tiny maggot feeder.