Land Based Fishing Rigs

Hi Everybody in land based world. Having been bought up fishing beaches and rock groynes I was always taught to use a running rig. Over the last couple of years I have been using the paternoster rigs with great succes. I have found that the depth of the water is a great indicator as to what style to use, for deep water gutters and rock walls I use paternoster as they keep the bait up in the water column. For shallow water a running rig seems to work.

Any opinions or comments on this matter would be greatly appreciated.


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for me, it less depends on

Fri, 2010-11-26 15:43

for me, it less depends on the depth of water, but more on the fish i am targeting. for whiting, simple paternoster works. skippy, i use plastics or running sinker rig. herring, lures, or float, prawn etc. but for the bigger stuff, like rays, sharks, mullas, etc etc, i use a snell with a running sinker. i think paternoster covers most grounds however, especially for people who dont do a lot of fishing/cant be assed making complicated rigs. im really keen on getting a shark/ray on soft plastic, to prove a point to someone (lookin at you schecky ;), havnt forgotten, ill get one eventually hahah), sorry to hijack slightly, but could someone suggest a placcie/rig to use? im thinking some large Mccarthy or Gulp or something on a Carolina rig? hope this has helped nightfish. cheers guys ^^

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bludgin' since 94'

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Thankyou yes it does help.

Sat, 2010-11-27 06:51

Thankyou yes it does help. Your running sinker with snell, does that free run to the snells or do you apply a stopper?

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use a swivel and attach

Sat, 2010-11-27 14:19

use a swivel and attach about 30cm-50cm of lighter leader than the 'bite trace'.the swivel travels between the Main swivel and the snell. this is so that if the sinker gets snagged, i can still get my hooks/rig back.

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bludgin' since 94'

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Free Running Rigs

Sat, 2010-11-27 07:23

No stopper for free running rigs. They are designed to let the fish run and can be very effective for Mulloway etc. Mind you, I always use a flurocarbon leader so the weight will stop at the join but that's some 3-5 meters.

Some of us older farts will cheat on patanosters by placing a champaigne cork above the gang. This is very effective in surf as the bait moves around a lot.

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