keeping rag

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bluelion
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can anyone tell me..............how to keep rag ......got loads left over .....................except the one the eel ate,,,,,,, not a good sesion...................cheers lads,,,,,,



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The top and bottom of it is that it can't be done for more than an few days.
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wrap them in paper n change it every day they could last for 3 days if you're lucky!!
if not get out and fish them!!
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is it possible to freeze them like lug? as im getting to use quite alot of worm at the moment (usually a all round squid man).cheers Andy1i

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You cant do it they just sort of explode when you try to put whats left of them on your hook as i found out when i tried to freeze them
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looks like i'll give that idea a miss then,cheers dave.

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I've kept rag for a good five days by wrapping in paper with vermiculite and then leaving it alone, constantly opening it and changing the temp will cause probs so best to leave it. It obviously wont be as fresh as when you put it in the fridge but assuming it was freshly dug when you got it it should last a good four or five days

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excuse my ignorance but what is vermiculite?

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http://www.thegardensuperstore.co.uk/ac ... rlite.html

When you buy ragworm froma tackle shop it generally comes either in Vermiculite or sea peat.

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oh right thanks and how does it prolong the life if the worm? its just this is a completely new concept to me,im generally a squid only man,but ive been getting into worm at the moment for the dover soles. Andy1i

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Post by redmouse »

i was fishing with a guy a while back who had king rag that he dug 6 days earlier. he kept them in a bucket of that vermiculite stuff in the fridge and they looked as good as new. he said the longest he had them before use in it was 9 days and they still wriggled like mad and caught fish.

not sure about the normal rag tho, i just keep them in a fridge in the containers they come in from the tackle shop with the shingle and after about 4 days they start to get a bit mushy but usually a few will still be useable after a week. i wouldnt be depending on them tho after the 4 days.

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