Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 1 Issue 2

An ingenious method of collecting polychaete worms for fish bait.

P. R. S. Tampi

One often comes across fishermen along the sandy coast of Madras and other places digging of various kinds of fish baits, such as mole crabs and polychaete, worms, for hook and line fishing. Among the polychaets some of the larger eunicids, particularly Marphysa and Onuphis, and a few nereiids constitute the favourate with the fishermen as each worm furnishes excellent bait for several hooks.


Polychaetes, bait, hook and line fishing, Madras

Date : 23-12-1959