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Fishing Baits

 

The Maggot
care of your maggot
fishing with maggots

 

The Pinkie
care of your pinkies
fishing with Pinkies

 

The Squat
care of your squats
fishing with squats

 

The Gozzer Maggot

fishing the gozzer

 

The Caster
care of your caster
fishing with casters
hooking casters

 

Worms

Lobworm

Dendrobaena Worm

Redworm

Brandling

 

Bloodworm and Joker

 

Bread Baits

Paste

Flake

Crust

Punch

Liquidised

Mashed

 

Paste Baits

making paste baits

using paste baits

 

Luncheon Meat

fishing with luncheon meat

 

Cheese

fishing with cheese

 

Particle Baits
preparation
fishing with particles

 

Sweetcorn
feeding sweetcorn

colouring and flavouring
imitation sweetcorn

 

Hemp
preparation
fishing with hemp

 

Tares
preparation
fishing with tares

 

Maple Peas

preparation
fishing with maple peas

 

 

fishing baits used by anglers in fishing

 

fishing baits how to prepare and use a fishing bait

 

Fishing with Squats

 

The Squat

The Squat is the larvae of the little house fly (Fannia canicularis) smaller than the common house fly (Musca domestica). The eggs are laid as per Maggots / Pinkies, in decomposing animal carcasses and hatch in 20–48 hours. In 6 or 7 days the larvae reaches pupation, which lasts 7 or more days when the adults then emerge to mate, thus beginning the cycle again. The total life cycle (egg to adult) is 15–30 days, depending upon temperature.
 

Care of your Squats
The Squat is bought from the fishing tackle shop stored in fine dark red foundry sand which must be kept moist at all times and not allowed to dry out. As with Pinkies a piece of bread soaked in milk will feed the Squat and keep it soft. Change the milk soaked bread when necessary and check the container and remove any dead Squats or debris. Before you set off for your fishing trip, change the milk soaked bread for a new piece.
 

Using Squats in fishing
Squats are almost entirely used in groundbait. Used in plain groundbait or continental groundbait they are a great holding bait for Bream and other fish. All fish like Squats and unlike the Maggot or Pinkie that crawls away and buries itself in the mud or silt the Squat stays where it's put. As a hookbait the Squat is not often used but occasionally, on a very hard day in the winter months when the going is tough and bites are hard to come by, some match anglers have saved the day by using a Squat as hookbait. As a hook bait very fine fishing tackle needs to be used, with a very small, preferably barbless, fine wire spade end hook of size 22 or less.

 

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