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    Digging Lugworm

    went down swansea bay to dig for worms earlier today, i was there for about an hour and got only a handfull of worms. i was looking around at the others digging and they were getting them everytime and i wasnt. they only went back about 3 times with the fork, when i was doing that i wasnt getting anything, what i want to know is, is there a certain technique or just luck lol ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaun1118 View Post
    Its down to practise
    And technique
    Easy really, this is me n smiley73 at Oxwich last summer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjrd-uknLbw

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    i alwyas start from the blowhole back to the cast, if nothing dig either side of your dig, that often works for me

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    if your digging trenches (thats the best way) make sure you always keep it clean and free of water and stuff then slide your fork half way down the sand and throw the sand to the side then dig down about another forkful and keep doing this all the time and you should get worms no problem at all i can dig about 300 worms in an hour doing it this way if your digging single casts then dig about half a foot from the back of the blow hole to close you might chop the worm then take the top of the sand of then dig and you should get worm that way no problem...practice makes perfect just keep at it and you will get there hope this is helpful for you..happy digging ..cheers allan..
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonecreelmad1 View Post
    if your digging trenches (thats the best way) make sure you always keep it clean and free of water and stuff then slide your fork half way down the sand and throw the sand to the side then dig down about another forkful and keep doing this all the time and you should get worms no problem at all i can dig about 300 worms in an hour doing it this way if your digging single casts then dig about half a foot from the back of the blow hole to close you might chop the worm then take the top of the sand of then dig and you should get worm that way no problem...practice makes perfect just keep at it and you will get there hope this is helpful for you..happy digging ..cheers allan..
    I'd go along pretty much with all of that
    Sometimes you have to adapt yr technique to the specific situation, for instance if the worm are deeper than normal, or if the distance from cast to blowhole varies alot. One tip, as mentioned in the above video, is: If yr digging from behind the imaginary cast to blowhole line, and the line is longer than your spade/fork is wide, then dig slightly off centre towards the blowhole. That way, if you do nick/cut the worm, theres a greater chance of cutting/nicking the sand filled tail rather than the juicy fat body

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaun1118 View Post
    Its down to practise
    nice one mate,,,allso lancashire,originally blackburn,,,served 1990, 1997,, mainly 21 engineers

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHTer View Post
    I'd go along pretty much with all of that
    Sometimes you have to adapt yr technique to the specific situation, for instance if the worm are deeper than normal, or if the distance from cast to blowhole varies alot. One tip, as mentioned in the above video, is: If yr digging from behind the imaginary cast to blowhole line, and the line is longer than your spade/fork is wide, then dig slightly off centre towards the blowhole. That way, if you do nick/cut the worm, theres a greater chance of cutting/nicking the sand filled tail rather than the juicy fat body
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    Thanks fellas try these out next week see what i come up with

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    My best advice for digging lugworm and what works really well for me is. You got to have a good look through what you have just dug. check out the casts before you dig your trench and estimate how many worms you should be getting. I also spray the sand out so it makes it easy to spot the worm rather than just dumping it over in a big heep. good luck.



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