No. 9 Best Carp Bait…



Price: FREE (most of the time!) But it you intend on using a lot of worms then it might be best to buy them.

Outlets: Try your garden or better still buy a wormery compost container. But if you’re feeling lazy then most good tackle dealers and bait companies will supply them. Also worth a try is Amazon and eBay.Worms-Best-Bait-For-Carp-Fishing

Top Tip or Fact: Tip – If you don’t have a wormery, to save digging up your garden to find worms, simply wait for a good downpouring of rain and the worms will always come to the surface because of the waterlogged soil. Then there should be plenty of easy pickings.

Worm Review:

Worms form part of a carp’s natural diet so are not to be ignored as a top carp bait. Whether it’s a small blood worm or a big juicy earth worm, carp will munch them up in record time. I’ve listed them as my No. 9 best carp bait.

“Why not build your own wormery and have an endless supply of worms!?”

The beauty of fishing with worms is that they are easy to come by and will not cost you a penny if you are prepared to spend a bit of time in the garden looking for them or you can build or buy your own wormery. If you are too lazy or haven’t got the time to do that then you can buy them at a good price which makes them a cheap carp bait.UK Made Wormcity Wormery 4 Composting Trays (100 Litre Size) Black - Includes Worms

Worms I’ve caught lots of carp free lining worm in the margins to catch patrolling carp. Or they can be used as a part of a groundbait mix if chopped up which will give off an attractive scent in the water. They can be fished straight on the hook which I prefer to do or can be fished on a hair rig.

Alternatively you can fish a bunch of smaller worms (i.e. bloodworms) on a maggot clip, this will ensure that the worms don’t come off your hook and will give a better bait presentation. You can now even buy fake worms! Click here to find out more.

Pros vs. Cons



Click image if you are interested in buying these large fishing worms off ebay.

  • FREE to come by or they can be purchased for a cheap price.
  • Carp are even more attracted to worms if they are chopped up and used as part of a groundbait mix.
  • Worms form part of a carp’s natural diet.
  • Easy to keep in wormery compost containers. Then you will have an endless supply of worms all year round.
  • Can be purchased from most tackle dealers and bait companies as well as Amazon and eBay.


  • Highly attractive to nuisance fish. Worms are a classic bait for bream, chub and big perch.
  • If you don’t have a wormery then worms are harder to come by in colder weather due to harder ground conditions.

Click here to find out more about buying Dendrobaena worms for fishing *50g to 1kg – Price £3.70 – £24.50

Click here to find out more about buying large Dendrobaena worms for fishing *25g to 500g* – Price £2.99 – £17.99

Click here to find out more about buying your own wormery – Price £77.00

Final Take:

Worms have been used for catching carp and other species of fish since back in the day. They are a great bait to use and are not only a cheap carp bait but form part of their natural diet. I prefer to use them when stalking for carp in the margins as carp generally are less cautious of a worm than most other baits.

NOTE: All prices are correct at the time of publishing this page.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them in the comments box below and I will get back to you. Thanks again.


2 Responses to Best Bait for Carp Fishing – No. 9 – Worms

  1. David Jones says:

    I caught my first carp last Sunday using a worm on the hook
    I was fishing sweet corn all day then tried a worm bang 5 lb carp. I will be trying this method again tomorrow

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