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ragworm

(ˈræɡˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) any polychaete worm of the genus Nereis, living chiefly in burrows in sand or mud and having a flattened body with a row of fleshy parapodia along each side. US name: clamworm
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John Kefala-Kerr, who lives in Walker in Newcastle, based part of his new composition on the lifestyle of ragworms found on North East beaches and which are a favourite bait for anglers.
Teesside boats fishing three miles off Skinningrove have been taking cod from 3-4lb on Hokis and plastic squid baited with ragworms while shore anglers have been taking odd mackerel.
These proved to be the vital fish and the teams that targeted them using a sea fishing bait, harbour ragworms, did best.
They say the plans by Port Talbotbased Dragon Seabaits Ltd to breed ragworms as bait and stock feed could kill off the local tourist industry at Pendine, where motor-racing pioneers set land-speed records in the 1920s and 1930s.
Local councillor Jean Wilson said: "Professional teams are coming to dig for lugworms and ragworms.
In the early years, production was dedicated to supplying sea anglers with quality ragworms for use as fishing bait.