Worms for Freshwater

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Re: Worms for Freshwater

Post by Seb85 » Mon May 27, 2019 6:00 am

I'm lucky to live around tackle shops that sell worms.
BCF, Anaconda, Compleat Angler, Trelly's Tackleworld, Hooked on Bait and Tackle.

But again, it's not about the type or how big is the worm, it's about how you wiggle the worm.

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Re: Worms for Freshwater

Post by Texas » Mon May 27, 2019 1:27 pm

Tiger worms are compost worms and on the smaller side
They catch fish, you just need more of them on your hook.
Nightcrawlers are the go, I reackon.
We have a bloke in Werribee that sells them & as I normally go North of the divide, I get them in Nagambie & Nathalia.
Have tried "big red" worms and was not impressed.
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Re: Worms for Freshwater

Post by Bugatti » Mon May 27, 2019 7:29 pm

Texas wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 1:27 pm
Tiger worms are compost worms and on the smaller side
They catch fish, you just need more of them on your hook.
Nightcrawlers are the go, I reackon.
We have a bloke in Werribee that sells them & as I normally go North of the divide, I get them in Nagambie & Nathalia.
Have tried "big red" worms and was not impressed.
Cheers Gra

Not knowing much about freshwater fishing and worms used. I have years back used Tigers and vaguely remember they were small. I just thought they just hadn't fattened up yet.

I googled (as you do) Nightcrawlers , , , , man o man, they look like fat juicy buggers aou can almost tell they would work better looking more enticing. I dare say that Nightcrawlers are more prevalent in the native environment, which would you'd think (AND going by the testimonials) work a treat.

Cheers, very informative

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Re: Worms for Freshwater

Post by Bugatti » Mon May 27, 2019 7:43 pm

Seb85 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 6:00 am

But again, it's not about the type or how big is the worm, it's about how you wiggle the worm.
Sounds like some good advice there Seb , , , , would definitely result in landing a great catch :-D

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Re: Worms for Freshwater

Post by SteveoTheTiger » Tue May 28, 2019 7:39 pm

My local Anaconda sells them.

I usually buy a tub of them before i go camping (i go twice a year with a group of mates) and so far i havent caught a single thing with them. We did feed them to a very luck Kookaburra one time though.
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Re: Worms for Freshwater

Post by Truedogz » Tue May 28, 2019 8:18 pm

The best worms I have found are those dug up. The main ones are the flat tails which can be found under cow dung and several types of native scrub worms. Scrubbies have the advantage of being moderate to large warms. They can be cast without a sinker allowing natural presentation in streams and no resistance to fish taking the bait and running. You can encourage flat tails to populate an area of the backyard by laying down an old piece of carpet and keeping it damp.

I won't use tiger worms. I've had fish in tanks and often they spit them out. They release a pungent juice and it appears some fish don't like it. Also, they are a thin worm making them difficult to place on the hook.

The night crawlers are the best of the commercially grown worms I have used. These days most of the time I buy a couple of packs of these from the tackle store in Nagambie rather than dig worms. I can highly recommend A1 worms and the people are great to deal with. You can order them online and get them delivered.

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Re: Worms for Freshwater

Post by Texas » Wed May 29, 2019 3:39 pm

Some people use them for bream, also

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Re: Worms for Freshwater

Post by Carrottt. » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:00 pm

my school used to have worm farms.
me and my mates would jump the fence early saturday morning and go grab a few handfulls
worked a treat
besides, mum doesnt like me digging up her garden

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