Grossest thing ?

mickthechippy

space cadet
Staff member
Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 23, 2008
Messages
16,405
We have all done it, opened a Box or Carryall-Bait bag with something disgusting left in it, opened the shed door and fell clutching your throat and gasping for breath

I have, more than once, A half kilo of rotting worm is one of the worst Ive had, liquified and stinking, Bread growing a grey green beard and bursting with microscopic life makes me heave too

Whats yours ?
 

Gordy

Active member
Joined
Oct 17, 2015
Messages
82
Pack of deadbaits left in my bag in the sweltering boot of my car for a week. What I was met with when I returned was horrendous.
I’m ok with maggots, but flies are another thing entirely!
 

Zerkalo

Regular member
Site Supporter
Joined
Jul 4, 2019
Messages
9,467
On the canal the other week, asked my dad to bring me some bread and my Punch Box down. Opened the box and there's a slice of completely mouldy bread in there. My dad said to me he'd seen it and thought it was a 'pad'. :LOL:
 

Cobweb

Regular member
Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 9, 2019
Messages
1,370
We have all done it, opened a Box or Carryall-Bait bag with something disgusting left in it, opened the shed door and fell clutching your throat and gasping for breath

Whats yours ?
Yep a couple of weeks ago forgot to clean out my bait bag - normally do that the following day - forgot - reminded me of the stink bombs I useed to make in the science lab at school - fortunately I have a drennan specialist bag which has a removable waterproof liner - (past experience of negligence rules ok?) quick wash out and hang on the line- job done!
 

ATTICUS FINCH

Regular member
Joined
Apr 21, 2018
Messages
1,087
You got it with the worms Mickle , that is a smell that really makes me gag , I can't think anything could ever smell as bad .
 

Total

Regular member
Site Supporter
Joined
Feb 25, 2016
Messages
13,681
Didn't our Dave leave a box of pellet on the radiator once indoors after a fishing trip?:eek::eek:

.......A bag/box of hemp left in ones holdall takes some beating...:sick::giggle:
 

Paul.P

Regular member
Joined
Mar 19, 2012
Messages
1,771
Very worst stench i've come across was some 6 month old cooked hemp that i had mistakenly left in a bait box, believe me it was the most vile smell think i've ever come across.
 

squimp

Regular member
Site Supporter
Joined
Aug 28, 2006
Messages
1,688
Me and a couple of mates once went for a weekend fishing in The Fens with pike fishing legend Ray Webb. We had met him when he fished a 56 day session on a local tench water.

We got to his house on the Saturday night and he announced that he had ‘lost’ his deadbaits. During the course of the evening one of my pals discovered a plastic bag behind the sofa in Ray’s lounge. It contained a couple of kilos of putrefying fish !
 

Scribe

Official Supplier of Pork Pies to the Drowners
Site Supporter
Joined
Jul 31, 2016
Messages
5,248
Not bait related although I have had my share of forgotten bait in tubs maggots, bread, pellets at times, but think I am immune from gagging after working as a porter between jobs I had to handle a patient that had gangrene in his leg that started in his toes and was up to his knee, by the time he sought help. It was the worst thing I have ever smelled and have no wish to do it again.
 

Silverfisher

Regular member
Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 10, 2019
Messages
9,845
Super sweaty maggots are pretty grim, not that bad a smell compared to some things but look and feel gross!

Worst smell of my own doing was a bucket of pinfish left in a garage in Florida between returning from one session at maybe 3 one afternoon to then going for the next session about 6.30 the next morning. Would get to over 30 degrees in that garage and very humid so you can imagine what they smelled like! I'd normally put them straight in the freezer but I think I forgot due to rushing to unload the boat before a storm that day.

Unwashed squid is horrendous though got to be warped to use that when the washed version works fine!
 

Yuccaman

I like fishing.
Staff member
Site Supporter
Joined
Aug 17, 2007
Messages
4,510
Pack of deadbaits left in my bag in the sweltering boot of my car for a week. What I was met with when I returned was horrendous.
I’m ok with maggots, but flies are another thing entirely!
Pah! I laugh at a week! ;)

When we moved house, through various dull reasons, we had to put our house contents into storage from mid July through to mid October. When we got everything out, we couldn't work out what the hell the disgusting smell was. Eventually, it turned out to be coming from the fridge freezer that we'd bought a couple of months before moving out when our old one decided to pack up. Turns out that I'd discovered that the little thin ice tray at the top of the freezer was perfect for holding 3 trays of sardines...

We tried everything to get rid of the smell and ended up ditching an almost brand new fridge freezer. Oops.
 

matti

Regular member
Site Supporter
Joined
Jul 30, 2017
Messages
325
Not bait related although I have had my share of forgotten bait in tubs maggots, bread, pellets at times, but think I am immune from gagging after working as a porter between jobs I had to handle a patient that had gangrene in his leg that started in his toes and was up to his knee, by the time he sought help. It was the worst thing I have ever smelled and have no wish to do it again.
I've been there with the gangrene,we were fitting out a resus department in a hospital, which was still live and had patients in it, there was a guy brought in, the stench was unbelievable, he was a tramp, who was a regular in the department, he'd already had a leg injury which had been treated and bandaged, but he'd never bothered to remove the dressing, and his skin had started to grow through the dressing so had become infected, he was sat In a pool of water, we all thought he'd pee'd himself, the nurse said laughing, no, that's the body fluids leaking out of his leg, as it rots, ill never forget that smell
 

Dave Spence

MD virtual champion 2020. Golden Pie winner 2018.
Site Supporter
Joined
Feb 19, 2017
Messages
9,045
I have a bit of a cast iron stomach regarding things stinking but 2 things come to mind. One was travelling to matches with my partner Moggy in the 80's, Sunday morning in the car when he'd had 12 pints of Guinness the night before. The second was one June 16th and I went to make a flask of tea and it was still half full from the last day of the previous season. Tea never tasted the same out of that flask and it was a relief when I finally dropped it and it broke.
 

Peter

'Mugger'
Staff member
Site Supporter
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
21,636
Some of the stuff that was at the bottom of Malc Doyle's (The Jinx) carry all. 🤣
Once on a Jinx match at Manor Farm Malc pulled a ziplock bag of prepared 'paste' from the depths of said carryall, when he opened it the smell had everyone within 3 pegs of him gagging including the man himself, there were living thing crawling around in the decaying "soup" contained within.🤢🤮
 

Sportsman

Regular member
Site Supporter
Joined
May 9, 2008
Messages
7,855
anyone remember those aluminium bait tubs? Efgeeco I think. One of those full of month old liquified lug worm did it for me.
On another matter, I remember a patient, probably 50 years ago now. A very large and heavy lady who had been involved in a road accident. We got her after she had been in ICU for a couple of weeks. She had an established pressure sore over her sacrum, that was covered by a layer of black leathery dead tissue. This needed to be removed, so I was bent over it with forceps and blade and lifted the edge. About a pint of liquefied flesh and pus ran out. To say it smelled would be a bit of an understatement. I can still taste it today.
I can tell you, puking when you are wearing a mask is unpleasant.
 

Nunachuk

Nunachuk
Site Supporter
Joined
Jun 11, 2011
Messages
4,296
Mine was that I was on a rush to go on a caravaning holiday, I had lots of maggots left over from a fishing match the day before. HWMBO told me to get rid of them before we went on holiday. I picked up the tub, (while she was getting in the car ready to go) and accidently dropped it-Disaster! Being the highly intelligent genius that I am I used the hoover to sort it out, (now she will never know thought I)! When we returned from holiday three weeks later, we were regaled with the horror story of how some black shapless ever changing entity had been seen at out windows! When we went into the house, there were thousands of dead flies on the flöör! (So much for my 'she'll never know), told you that I'm a genius haven't I?
 
Top