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King Ragworm

The King Ragworm is the largest of the ragworm family, growing to over 18 inches in length and as thick as your thumb.

King Ragworm are often tipped with another bait such as squid or mackerel to make them even more irresistible to fish.


There arent many worms you can confuse with a king ragworm. A large worm, normally a shade of brown in colour with lots of legs down each side.

Where to Get It:

The lazy angler will buy his worms from a tackle shop where they can be fairly expensive, enough for an average session costing maybe £10 or more.

For the more energetic, they can be dug in a few locations around the island including Belle Greve Bay opposite the longstore where care should be taken to avoid the boat moorings. Another place to try is the Grand Havre area.

How to Keep Fresh:

King ragworm should be kept in a container either lined with newspaper in peat or vermiculite.

Kept cool, they will last for up to a week so long as you take care to check for dead worms every day and remove them from the rest to avoid them all going off.

Species to Catch:
Excellent For:Wrasse, Bass, Plaice, Sole, Red Mullet, Bream, Triggerfish
Good For:Gurnard
Variable For:Dogfish



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