COMING soon to a beach near you - the secret sex life of lugworms
But the species' mating opportunities are limited as lugworms
spend most of their lives burrowed deep in the sediment.
Anglers fishing Hauxley have had codling to 2 1/2lb, mainly on lugworm
and not taking crab at all.
POLICE who pounced on two suspected drugs dealers grabbed a haul...of LUGWORMS
Closer to home, shore sport has been very quiet with only a few small codling being taken, average 2lb to 3lb with the odd better fish to 6lb, mainly on lugworm
He reports cod to 6lb and bass to 2lb on ragworm, lugworm
, squid and mackerel.
Most of the smaller fish have been falling to crab, with the biggest fish falling to lugworm
. A nice codling turned up in the Tyne sweepstake fished at the Copthorne, Garrie Foster taking one of 51cm (3lb).
Altogether, they shared a haul of 17 cod, all caught on a cocktail bait of suey lugworm
and squid, presented on a size 5/0 hook, while they fished at anchor in the river near to the former HMS Eaglet site.
#FINE SPECIMEN Jeff Watkins of Llanharan caught this 16lb cod on a cocktail of lugworm
and squid cast out from the beach at Witches Point.
And he was well rewarded with the bumper specimen, which tipped the scales at 27lb 10oz after being hooked on lugworm
and landed in the teeth of a force seven to eight gale.
The rivers Tyne and Wear have produced lots of undersized codling with the odd better fish to 3lb, lugworm
taking most fish.
The Skelton angler, 46, tempted the 11lb cod on a bait of lugworm
and peeler crab cocktail fished around 80 to 90 yards out at Runswick Bay.