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1. Any of various marine polychaete worms of the genus Glycera, having bright red bodies and often used for bait.
2. Any of various freshwater larvae of certain midges that are red as a result of the high hemoglobin content of their blood.
3. Any of various parasitic worms of the genus Strongylus that infect the intestinal systems of horses. Also called redworm.


1. (Animals) the red wormlike aquatic larva of the midge, Chironomus plumosus, which lives at the bottom of stagnant pools and ditches
2. (Animals) a freshwater oligochaete tubifex worm
3. (Fishing) any of several small reddish worms used as angling bait



1. any of several small red annelid worms, esp. various earthworms.
2. the freshwater larva of midges.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bloodworm - a segmented marine worm with bright red body; often used for bait
polychaete, polychaete worm, polychete, polychete worm - chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles
genus Polycirrus, Polycirrus - genus of soft-bodied polychete marine worms
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The trout for the most part have been feeding mid water so Buzzers, Bloodworm, Diawl Bach, Damsels, Dancers, Cats Whiskers and Dawson's Olive have all worked well, the colder mornings have seen fish staying deep but they can still be caught as long as you fish to the conditions.
Zonkers, bunny leech and white lures generally, olive or pink bloodworm, damsels and buzzers have all taken trout and the black beetle is still taking one or two on the surface though there has been less surface activity with the cooler weather and still bright days.
Bloodworm, Buzzers, PTN, Cats Whisker, Daddies and various lures were taking trout.
Terry Donnelly from Whitley Bay scored his personal best with a rainbow of 6lb 8oz on an amber bloodworm.
Bigwell Fly Fishery 01600 772904 Red-coloured flies are still favourites at the Redbrook pools and a bloodworm nymph was used by Glyn Neale when he landed the week's heaviest rainbow weighing 7lb 14oz.
Certain I'd uncovered a key predator-prey connection, I went to several other trophy panfish lakes and searched basin areas with an Aqua-Vu Micro cam in 20 to 35 feet of water for the densest colonies of bloodworm tubes.
THE first match of the season with bloodworm and joker allowed on the Warwickshire Avon at Evesham saw expectations high among the 53 anglers fishing the Shakespeare Qualifier on Saturday and the river fished well throughout.
After an initial bombardment of 12 Jaffa-sized balls of soil and groundbait, Ian presented single and double bloodworm over the top of his bait.
Celebrating his 50th birthday this week and turning out in Ted Carter's Southport side, Dave had a peg at Edge on the Manchester stretch of the Bridgewater Canal and started inshore with bloodworm and joker.
So scientists were surprised when they found high levels of it in the marine bloodworm.
Stucky and his coworkers recently reported that the tiny jaws of the bloodworm, Glycera dibranchiata, contain the copper chloride mineral called atacamite, which makes the structures particularly strong (SN: 11/9/02, p.
Menadier reminded me to ``repair'' my bloodworm when it began unraveling from the hook.