There are plenty of different kinds of lures on the market, each one designed to catch a specific type of fish. These are usually made from plastics, rubbers, and other materials, and might act in certain ways when introduced to water to try and mimic the natural movements of a fish’s prey. But there are countless fisherman that believe that nothing truly beats the humble worm when it comes to catching fish. Not only are worms abundant, but they move in natural ways, they’re cheap to acquire, and it’s even possible to breed them at home.

Anyone interested in using live worms for their fishing endeavours will want to learn the various types and how they are used for different kinds of fishing.

  1. Red Wigglers

Red wigglers are immediately recognisable for both the deep red colour of their bodies, but also because they generally can’t keep still for very long. These are a great choice for smaller species of fish, such as trout, as their constant movements quickly make them an attractive target once they are in the water. They tend to come in various package sizes, but it’s most common that smaller wigglers – those that are least mature – are the most abundant and easiest to get a hold of. They are not a good choice when it comes to larger species of fish – and if they’re not at the local fishing shop, have a look at the nearest garden centre instead.

  1. Nightcrawler

The nightcrawler is one of the most well-known worms when it comes to live bait fishing, and has been used by fisherman for centuries. One of the reasons for this is that the nightcrawler is fairly easy to find, as its native to most of the European continent and has since spread to other continents across the world. Along with this, they are quite hardy worms, they make a lot of commotion once they hit the surface of the water, and they can be cut into smaller pieces, meaning that a single worm can catch more than a single fish.

  1. Mealworms

Mealworms are another great choice for catching smaller species. Bluegill and trout are two examples of fish that love to eat mealworms, along with perch. It’s even possible to catch smaller bass with mealworms, and even catfish. mealworms are extremely cheap and easy to acquire, and for the fisherman that isn’t against producing their own worms, they can very easily be bred at home in their hundreds with very little effort required on behalf of the fisherman, and a great way to kick back and relax with NZ soccer betting while the bait makes itself. They also make a great food source for chickens and other domestic animals.

  1. Leeches

They might be a little off-putting, but leeches make for an extremely appealing bait that many fishermen swear by. They can usually be found along the sides of a natural body of water and can be plucked off and thrown on a hook. It’s also possible to find leeches being sold at the local tackle shop, so make sure to keep an eye out.