Worm types for Salmon Fishing
There are four worm types used for salmon worming:
- Lob worms this worm can be found in lawns evidence by the worm cast it makes it is also called a nightcrawler as they will come to the surface on a damp warm night to mate
- Black headed worms these worms can be found in the damp surface soil under mature cow pats however not all soils are suitable to support the worm the ground must be damp.
- The Dendrobaena worm or composting worm as it is more commonly known. This worm comes in a variety of sizes up to 1 Gram being small one and a half gram medium and 2 g plus large.
- Brandling Worm these worms can be found in mature muck heaps they are very soft and can be on the small side
When it comes to worming for salmon my preferred choice is the Iobworm it moves well in the water and from my experience of worming in a coloured river it has a good smell for the fish which I am sure helps when trying to entice a fish to take the worm.
The black head worm is smaller than the lobworm but very durable it is not always possible to get a consistent supply of this type of worm. More recently the large dendrobaena worm has gained in popularity which is also an excellent worm for the sea trout
As different worms will give off different scents to the fish it can be a good idea to change worm types if you are having no luck with the worms you are using. Even try a cocktail of the different worms together.