At lunchtime I quite often go for a walk along the Yarra and I often talk to this old Italian guy who fishes along the banks. He always uses maggots.
My father gave me a book called "Complete Book of Fishing" published 1988. I was going through it last night and I came across an article on breeding your own maggots.
If anyone is game to try this good luck!
Quality maggots may be obtained from chicken carcasses. Put these in a container - a large biscuit tin is ideal - make sure the lid fits perfectly. Make a 2-3in diameter hold in the top and leave the tin outdoors. After a couple of days the chicken flesh will be blown, with clusters of eggs visible. Wrap the blown chicken carcass in old newspaper and replace it in the tin. The eggs will hatch a few days later and the gubs will begin to feed on the nutritious meat. To help the maggots grow fat, add soft brown sugar or even cream.
Keep the chicken wrapped in the paper, watching at intervals to see how the maggots are growing. When they stop feeding, place the maggots in bran for 24 hours. Next, tip onto a sieve and allow the bran and maggots to separate. Now add clean bran, plus more sugar, which will ensure that they remain soft until needed.