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[Alteration (influenced by lob, lump, something hanging) of lugworm.]
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1. (Animals) another name for lugworm Sometimes shortened to: lob
2. (Animals) a large earthworm used as bait in fishing
[C17: from obsolete lob lump + worm]
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Noun1.lobworm - marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the backlobworm - marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait
class Polychaeta, Polychaeta - marine annelid worms
polychaete, polychaete worm, polychete, polychete worm - chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles
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A whole lobworm, a bundle of smaller worms or a little secret weapon raw tiger prawn on the hook will automatically stack the odds towards the bigger fish.
The mighty predator, thought to be the equal-biggest of the species caught from a UK river, fell to the Coventry angler's classic tactic of legered lobworm, twitched along the bottom to induce a take.
Three of the chub accepted meat legered across the far side while the fourth chub fell for lobworm.
Grant Emery targeted the perch in Horseshoe Lake and caught two 3.5lb specimens when he used a big lobworm as bait.
Nick Rose was fishing a secret venue that had not previously produced a single eel for him in three years of trying, when a monster 9lb 2oz eel took his popped up lobworm bait at 9.30pm.
On the match scene the Barford-on-Avon open below the weir where the river was running one foot on and badly coloured but the winner, Ron Bennett of Warwick, was at peg 54, the 'goldfish bowl' where he ledgered lobworm to take eight chub weighing in at 16lb.
My usual tactics of big baits for big fish saw me bait my size 10 hook with a large lobworm and three red maggots.
line paternostered on a 1[OMEGA] oz bomb with half a lobworm and sent it out to the marker.
At Yarm, the October club match saw Dave Hanson use lobworm to win with an all-perch catch of 10 lb 13 oz ahead of Dave Smiddy who had 10 lb 1 oz of perch - but his were caught on maggot.
Nick used open-end feeder tactics and fed two pints of casters plus half a kilo of chopped worms with lobworm on the hook.
He caught a 1lb chub on lobworm while targetting perch, and added a perch of over 1lb.
Having tried livebaits, but with no success, it was back to the trusted hookbait of hair-rigged prawn, that he dipped in a special soak, and tipped off the rig with a lobworm tail.