6th-7th September 2003
By Aidan Rich.
On a recent outing
to a friends "Doug Findlay" at Weston-S-Mare,
I was invited to join him and his son Alex, sea fishing
for the day on his boat.
Early in the morning
we set-off to check the sea conditions and found them
to be calm and hardly any waves, we had already purchased
the bait the night before in the local tackle shop
in Weston. The bait we used were:
Ragworm was the first
The King Ragworm can grow to over a foot, but the
ones we bought were of the Red Ragworn variety and
only 4 to 6 inches long.
thing you learn about Ragworn is not to just blindly
stick your hand in the bag to get one for the hook
as they have a nasty habit of biting you.
can also be dug up out of the mudflats in the estuary
when the tide is out.
up was Lugworm.
Lugworm - Can be found in large numbers in mud or
sand There are two main species,
1)- Black Lugworm, A large lugworm which can be great
for cod fishing or used out on the boat fishing for
larger species. 2)
The softer common lugworm which is generally another
great allround bait for most smaller species, flatfish/sole/pout