I'm not sure I'll get a better answer than that to be honest! hahaThey can normally be safely stored in the freezer until the wife sees them!
I was told that when wrapped in just cling film they go mushy when frozen. Can't confirm this from experience, as never done it that way. Might be better to roll, however many you use on a normal days fishing, in a couple sheets of paper first and then wrap in cling film. And also date it as previously mentioned. No need to overdo the paper. Spaced out an inch apart and then enough paper to roll around once to finish it.I've been wrapping mine all individually in cling film and then putting the lot into a freezer bag......
Cheers for all the advice, I won't be in any great hurry to use them now... winter bait it is!
Yeah that's what I do just nip their heads I have two buckets one inside the other the top one is drilled with holes so the blood runs out I try and leave as much of the guts in the worms as possible give them a rinse on the beach dry them on news paper for a hour or so then roll them in news paper but then I vacuum pack them never used fresh lug in the winter for three years and had some good bags of fish in January had two bags of 30lb plus on two year old frozen blacks and yellow tails one of the sessions a guy fishing just yards away using fresh bait never got a bite it was on beach with a good swell goingnever had an issue when either wrapped in cling film, florist wrap or paper
never seen the need to fully gut em, just nip the heads when pumped, chuck in the bucket and be done with it
they will expel what they do, anything else gets left inside , quick rinse when finished, then wrapped n frozen when i get home
catch wise?, ive caught far more on frozen blacks / yellows than fresh, and some of them have been in the freezer for 2yrs +, so as to life span in the freezer? who knows ?
cant see the reel benefit of wringing them out like i have seen others do, just leaves an empty skin?