Are worms allowed for trout fishing?

 I understand baits and such arent allowed when fishing(prawns, corn etc) for trout in the warren. What about locally sourced worms?



anypuddle's picture

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Thu, 2018-07-26 10:57

 Gday, i didnt know that baits wern't allowed?  where did you see that?

Worms should work, all i use down there is the gulp sandworms cut into pieces about 7 cm long and cast and retrieved on a small jig head. Works a treat.

Good luck.


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 Yes, you can use worms.I

Thu, 2018-07-26 13:35

 Yes, you can use worms.

I just get them from the river bank or under the dead leaves of nearby trees as I need them.


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Thu, 2018-07-26 15:12

 You can use bait for fresh water fishing, there are rules that apply that are not listed in the guide. 

Using prawns is not recomended because of the white spot disease. 

You can use minnows but have to make sure they are not any of the native species .

Using Yabbies is also not recomended as you could be transfering disease, it also could be classed as indroducing a ferral species into a system.

Loacal worms are great for Trout and i mostly fish them under a float with a long leader.

Also the Berkley Powerbait range has worked for us with the cheese scented one being my best pick. 

Cheers  Grant  



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 Thanks fellas, worms are

Sat, 2018-07-28 02:49

 Thanks fellas, worms are good allegedly!