Not All Beaches Are The Same!
These fundamental beach worming tips will help to be more productive and successful with your beach worming.
Yes, I know it sounds obvious but you catch beach worms in the sand at the beach!
However not all beaches are the same.
Some beaches have fine grained sand others have coarse grained sand. There are beaches with a combination of coarse sand, small rocks and shells.
Not all beaches have a population of worms!
On some beaches you can struggle to find a worm whereas other beaches have an abundance of worms. It doesn’t matter how good a beach wormer you are, if there are no worms there you can’t catch them.
Beach worms appear to not like beaches with coarse sand and lots of small rocks and shells. From my experience the beaches that have fine to medium grained sand seem to be best for beach worming and can hold millions of worms.
When you are visiting a new area you just have to test a few beaches to see if they hold any worms. You can also go to the nearest tackle shop to get some local knowledge.
Wave action is critical to catching beach worms.
You must have water running across the sand to carry the scent of your bait to entice a worm’s head out of the sand.
It is essential to have waves washing up the beach and then draining back into the ocean in order to catch beach worms.Therefore, it is generally exposed ocean beaches that are suitable for beach worming.
In most cases at a beach wave action is normal. When there are periods of extremely flat swell it can be more difficult to catch worms due to the lack of water movement.
Sometimes it is possible to catch beach worms at beaches inside a harbour. Here the conditions are usually calm and there is minimal ocean swell. However you still need some water movement for it to be possible to catch beach worms.
I have caught beach worms at Balmoral Beach inside Sydney harbour.
With plenty of beach worms on the ocean beaches I wouldn’t bother with chasing worms on harbour beaches.
On days with really big waves worming becomes more difficult because of the amount of moving water.
You can find a worm and be waiting for your opportunity when the next wave washes in up to waist high and nearly knocks you of your feet. Big waves have a lot of power when they wash up and down the beach. It is best to pick the lulls between the sets of big waves.
I hope that these beach worming tips have been helpful.