Lobworm / Earthworm / Garden Worm Guide
Lobworms are excellent worms, whether you use them as fishing worms looking for specimen fish or whether you use them as garden worms, rejuvenating, enriching and enhancing soil quality and drainage. If you are looking to use the lobworms in the garden straight away follow the ‘garden lobworms steps’ below. If you want to keep them for fishing in the best condition possible, we have put together a few tips to help you as lobworms do take alittle more looking after to keep in tip-top condition (see Fishing Lobworms Steps below)
Garden Lobworms Steps
- Keep the Lobworms in a cool place until you are ready to use them.
- In the garden, dig a few trowel depth holes, spread the lobworms roughly evenly between the holes, add a small amount of water, replace the soil on top of the lobworms.
- Try to keep off the area for a few days to allow the lobworms to burrow down.
DO NOT – sprinkle lobworms on the surface hoping that they will burrow down and disappear – they won’t and you will become best friends with all the birds in the area.
Fishing Lobworms Steps
- Keep lobworms refridgerated, around 4-5 deg C if possible.
- If you cannot put lobworms in a fridge the next best option would be to place them on a garage concrete floor, temperatures on garage floors are usually pretty low.
- Every few days check for water – add small amount if necessary.
- Lobworms like rough bedding – add scraps of moist corrugated cardboard/shredded moist paper/moist newspaper.
- AVOID – warm temperatures, wooden sheds (the heat generated in these can be intense)
- Cool temperatures and moisture are the key with lobworm.