Earthworms, dendrobenas, where do you get them from?

SUFC

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Do you dig them up, or use washing up solution or buy them or have you got a wormery? My garden has hardly got any worms in it for some reason. I was tempted to go to the local park and see if I can get some from the grass there.
 

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I get mine from the little fridge in the local tackle shop. A small tub for about £1.50 usually has about 20 dendrobenas in. They do bigger ones but I rarely use that many. Any leftover go into a soil filled plant pot in the garden, I keep it in the shade and add water and veg peelings. Comes in handy when I just want a few worms as hook bait.
 

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If I want a lot of lobbies, I will dig em, theres lots of fields around here I can set to with a fork

only wanting a few, i will go and lift up a few of the stones or old bits of tin over an abandoned rail lineshunting yard thats close, will get a few white slugs at the same time

dendras, I buy
 

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Living relatively close to Willy Worms it’s a no brainer. Besides, if I get a fork or spade out of the shed the misses would insist on me doing some gardening. 😳
 

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Living relatively close to Willy Worms it’s a no brainer. Besides, if I get a fork or spade out of the shed the misses would insist on me doing some gardening. 😳
Definitely the easy option these days, especially with my back :rolleyes:

I'm never as confident using them as I am with freshly collected ones. I think it was Gary Jubb who always liked to use ones he'd got the night before the match.
 

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Definitely the easy option these days, especially with my back :rolleyes:

I'm never as confident using them as I am with freshly collected ones. I think it was Gary Jubb who always liked to use ones he'd got the night before the match.
Not seen Gary for a few years. Fantastic angler. One of the most natural anglers I’ve ever fished with. I could never beat him at Elsecar. 😡🤣🤣
 

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Sorry I'm not a wormologist....I thought common-all-garden (except my garden) earthworms were the same as dendras. Lobworms, yes they're a different kettle of fish (or should I say a different can of worms).
 

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I've got a wormery that's now full of dendrobaena worms. I say I've got but my dad bought it for £100 so it's under his control. I think he managed to talk my mom into letting him get it on the proviso it makes worm juice for the garden. For the first few months I only took a few worms out at a time, so when I needed a kilo of them for a holiday, I bought them from WiIlly Worms. The half a kilo I didn't use went back into the wormery and now they've started to breed there's masses of them in there.

I don't collect lobworms myself, I buy them on occassion but they are expensive at about 20 to 25p a worm. The ones you can buy are flipping massive though, I call them snakes. I think I'd do well to find them that size round here as the soil isn't quite right, being a shallow clay.
 

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Got a wormery. Took too many fishing once so had to top up with half a Kg from WW. They bred and lots of tiny worms were around recently so I am hoping they will see me through. I have heard the worm compost is good as/in ground bait too, though last time I used it the only thing interested was a bream.
 

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Match pack of large Dendra £8.99 (well it is Essex) you get a half kilo for that
 

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Bought half a kilo of Dendra in February from my local tackle shop and used hardly any, built a two tub wormery and they are thriving and undoubtedly breeding as there’s way more than half a kilo now.

Will be thinning them out a bit shortly as I’ve been out onto a bream water local to me that bears serious investigation.
 
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