Tonight's the night for lobworms

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Tonight's the night for lobworms

Post by Troydog » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:54 am

With Autumn fishing arriving as we speak, the lobworm really comes into its own. Whether you seek large fish of any species, the lobworm will deliver results.
Tonight I would expect to collect 50 worms to be kept in a 20 litre plastic bucket containing screwed up sheets of damp newspaper. Lobs will keep like this for six months. I check mine every month or so for any dead ones, but there rarely are any if they are collected carefully in the first place.
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Re: Tonight's the night for lobworms

Post by Old Man Oakley » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:18 am

Well how did you get on???????
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Re: Tonight's the night for lobworms

Post by Santiago » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:04 am

Blown away in the storm I expect!!!
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Re: Tonight's the night for lobworms

Post by Troydog » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:56 pm

Well funnily enough gents, although the days weather was perfect in every respect, when it came to darkness the wind was outrageous and given that more rain is on the way I stayed in!! However I've just been through my two lobworm buckets and I have 50 in stock.
The River Wye is 4 metres 10 and just about peaking, so tomorrow afternoon there will be a couple of high water swims to try. I'm just off to put some bait in both as we speak. I hope that you both have a great weekend. I'm looking forward to the Redditch Fair where I may meet some TFF members for the first time.....
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Re: Tonight's the night for lobworms

Post by RBTraditional » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:37 pm

Bloody hell we could do with some of the rain you guys in the West and North are getting....our rivers and lakes are on their bones....
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Re: Tonight's the night for lobworms

Post by Troydog » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:13 pm

The rain never seems to move across to the east. Its the Jet Stream that the forecasters talk about these days, especially on the forecast for the week ahead. The problem seems to be that weather moving east is interrupted by High Pressure systems.....
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Re: Tonight's the night for lobworms

Post by Snape » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:29 pm

Could you supply more specific details about how you keep your worm please?
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Re: Tonight's the night for lobworms

Post by Troydog » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:18 pm

Well Snape, I keep plastic buckets in the garage. They are old 30 litre label glue buckets from Westons Cider. They have lids and I drill about 30 random 1/8th in holes in the lids. Any type of newspaper is separated into sheets and then I plunge them into my water butt before putting them in the buckets. Usually about two weekday Daily Telegraphs is about the amount.
On a night like tonight, it has rained all day and now it is drizzling, no wind. Perfect. I had promised Shazza a romantic evening tonight and I will of course honour that commitment. Nonetheless there will be an intermission when I will be out with the torch and a small bucket. I would expect to get between 30 and 50 lobs. I inspect the buckets every month or so but provided the collection is careful - many lobs will be completely out of their holes tonight, so there will be no tug of war to get them out, they last happily for months.
My session on the Wye this morning would have been (on casters) pretty poor had it not been for six lobworms that I took with me!!
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Re: Tonight's the night for lobworms

Post by Snape » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:12 pm

Troydog wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Well Snape, I keep plastic buckets in the garage. They are old 30 litre label glue buckets from Westons Cider. They have lids and I drill about 30 random 1/8th in holes in the lids. Any type of newspaper is separated into sheets and then I plunge them into my water butt before putting them in the buckets. Usually about two weekday Daily Telegraphs is about the amount.
On a night like tonight, it has rained all day and now it is drizzling, no wind. Perfect. I had promised Shazza a romantic evening tonight and I will of course honour that commitment. Nonetheless there will be an intermission when I will be out with the torch and a small bucket. I would expect to get between 30 and 50 lobs. I inspect the buckets every month or so but provided the collection is careful - many lobs will be completely out of their holes tonight, so there will be no tug of war to get them out, they last happily for months.
My session on the Wye this morning would have been (on casters) pretty poor had it not been for six lobworms that I took with me!!
Thanks. Do you feed them when they are in the buckets with newspaper?
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Re: Tonight's the night for lobworms

Post by Troydog » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:57 pm

I Snape - no not really. They eat their way through newspaper, just as red worms thrive on soggy cardboard. At this time of the year you can put a handful of grass clippings and fallen leaves in the buckets but I have never noticed much difference as a result.
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