Fishing For Herring With Maggots

 Hi Guys, Im new to fishing and ive seen people saying herring cant resist maggots so ive found quite alot about a container full in my bin so ive taken them out now have them in pollard in the fridge, but now my question is what rig should i use (Fishing from rocks at cockburn sound.


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 floating burley cage with

Tue, 2017-09-12 19:34

 floating burley cage with about 3 foot of trace . only put the hook through the end. they will wriggle a fair bit. 

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As above

Tue, 2017-09-12 19:45

They're great herring bait. Especially around the rotting weed 

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 Ive been making a few rigs

Wed, 2017-09-13 21:02

 Ive been making a few rigs and ive seen these "burley Blobs" which seem heavier than the burley cage alone which will be better for my casting, Do you think the burley blobs are good?. Rig Ive Made is burley blob to about 2-3ft of line with a really small hook off the side with a dropper loop and a long shank hook on bottom.

 

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 floating burley cage full of

Wed, 2017-09-13 21:23

 floating burley cage full of burley will be heavy enough, what i have found cut out about 1/3 of the polystyrene float. you will get a bit more burley in it and you should find the cage will sit just below the water. as far as the trace goes min of 3 foot and single hook only . dont go too small with the hook as every fish will swallow it. 

 

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 Also, to get the maggots

Tue, 2017-09-12 19:52

 Also, to get the maggots more active warm them up first. some of the old timers used to put them in their mouth before they hook them on . yeah it sounds a bit strange and gross but it worked, never brought myself to do it but. . herring skippy and guardies love them

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don't be surprised if you

Tue, 2017-09-12 19:55

don't be surprised if you pick up a good garfish or two at the same time... They find them irresistible...  Couple of small hooks with 2-3 maggots on each hook on a rig as described by Russ above 

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 If you get gardies the only

Wed, 2017-09-13 04:30

 If you get gardies the only ones you can keep are tge storm or Robust gardies, there is a no take order on the more slender Southern Garfish

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Make sure you put the hook through the tail

Wed, 2017-09-13 14:37

 Put the hook through the tail / blunt end, not the head / pointy end, or you will kill them straight away.

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breeding maggots

Thu, 2017-09-14 20:42

 used to breed my own maggots and sell them  when i was a kid growing up in fothergill st freo this is untill my grandmother put a stop to my maggot farm enterprise with one of those old pump insect spray guns full of some chemical that is probably ilegal these days  is there any where you can buy them these days (maggots that is not the pump type spayers ) 

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Where to buy Maggots

Thu, 2017-09-14 20:48

I dont think there is anywhere these days ive been looking for ages and i just gave up but luckily found some on the bin 

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 dont think you can now. some

Thu, 2017-09-14 21:09

 dont think you can now. some time ago you could get the frozen ones and thats it. you can get the imitation ones tho. 

to breed your own can be tricky to get it right but also smelly. fish carcases in the sun will attract the flies and once they have been blown wrap them in paper then in a bucket with holes in the bottom then another under with pollard. depending on the temp is to how long before you harvest , warmer the weather quicker they grow. generally 2 to 3 days with warm weather they should be right but check they are growing, this is the smelly part. you need to empty the contents of the paper into the top bucket which will allow the wogs fall into the pollard. once process is complete leave for another day.  sift the pollerd from bottom bucket will give you good clean wogs, should be pink in colour. place the wogs in containors with some fresh pollard into the fridge which will stop them growing and forming their cocoons. only take out what you think you will needd for the days fishing. 

just remember to take others into concideration about the smell, dont put near the house or others houses. trial and error and you will get it worked out.

good luck with the farming

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Soft artificial plastic maggots

Thu, 2017-09-14 22:08

Has anyone tried the soft plastic maggots, I can't remember who makes them however I've seen them for sale at a couple of tackle shops around the place.