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ANGLER’S MAIL magazine has found the cheapest pint of maggots in the country at a recession-busting £1 – a whopping £1.44 less than the national average.

Hull, East Yorkshire tackle shop The Fishing Basket plus sister shop Hull Angling Centre charge just a quid for a pint of wrigglers.

We found out about them selling gentles at “cost” price after launching an online survey for our loyal army of nearly 13,000 Facebook fans, to find out how much you pay for a pint of maggots.

The Fishing Basket director Graham Precious (pictured) told Angler’s Mail magazine: ‘We’re not making a single penny on them at all but there’s a lot of people struggling out there and if we can keep people fishing then all well and good.’

For the full story, and lots more on bait and maggots prices around the UK, read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.

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  • Steve Benwell

    Living down here in Devon, i found a tackle shop near Dartmouth selling maggots £4 a pint, as there was no other shop nearby we had to pay and they didn’t catch any better.