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Ragworm ½lb ,is Probably one of the most popular baits used in sea angling today , for beach ,estuary , boat fishing etc this is the bait will catch almost every species of fish.
What is Ragworm ?
Ragworm is a species of worm commonly used for sea fishing ,There are two main types of ragworm used as bait: the larger king ragworm (Alitta virens) and the smaller common ragworm (Perinereis cultrifera),Ragworm is a species of worm which can be dug all around our coastline and in Ireland and some other countries too .The term King Ragworm denotes a larger worm ie 10 to 12 inches long .
can be messy and dangerous so make sure you know the areas ,tides ,mudbanks etc before you wander off digging in over thirty years digging i have rescued several people stuck in the mud up to there waist.
Ragworm is found from the low tide mark to just below the high tide mark i certain areas in shingle ,mud,sand etc you can find the worm . Ragworm live in U-shaped burrows between the high and low water marks,a small hole above it shows you a worm is there , small spurts of water as you walk also are evidence a worm is there too.
What rig do i use ?
From a 1 ,2,3 Hook Flapper to a Pennel rig for a big worm for stingrays .short answer depends on what species you are trying to catch,nice sharp hooks like Kamasan,Mustad,Sakuma etc
What fish will it catch ?
Bass,Bream,Sole,Flounder,Plaice,Rays, Wrasse,Smoothounds Etc Etc in fact most uk shore and boat fish will fall to the worm
How do i bait up with worm ?
Easy simply thread the worm on the hook and make sure the gape of the hook isn’t covered too much and the hook barb is showing .
Best way to keep it ?
Can be kept in a fridge or cool place for several days ,or in shallow trays of water is good,changing water frequently
Any questions ?
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