Rig Section Archive

Rotten Bottom Rig

The Rotten Bottom is part and parcel of some North East angling. My version is designed for simple lob casting over short distances. The trace ends in an oval split ring above which is a large round bead kept tight against the spilt ring with a crimp. Attached to the bottom of the spilt ring

Wishbone Rig

Worth including though it’s a rig I carry but rarely use – unless I either get desperate or wish to try something for fun. It’s biggest advantage, of course, is that it allows two baits – either the same or different, to be fished close together, thus doubling both the scent trail and offering fish

1Up 1Down Rig (Clipped)

A Simple rig incorporating 2 hook snoods. 1 of the hooks is tied at the top of the trace length and the other tied at the bottom. This rig obviously doubles your chances of fish but also allows you to fish 2 different baits at slightly different depths. If fish constantly come to one hook

The Pulley Rig

The Pulley rig shown opposite uses a pennel type hook set up but can be used with a single hook. The advantage of the pulley rig when used on snaggy bottoms is that once a fish has been hooked the weight of the fish pulls the line through the top swivel and thus lifts the

The Up and Over Rig

The Up and Over is a rig which allows you to use a long flowing trace which will sit near to the sea bed. The hook length is attached via a swivel at the bottom of the trace and is looped over an upside down bait clip at the top. A bait clip positioned near

The Pennel Rig

For those of you who read reports where a fish has been took on a pennel rig and don’t know what it is — well — underneath is my feeble attempt at drawing one for you. Basically it is an ordinary rig but with the addition of an extra hook on the main snood. Before

Sea Fishing Rigs

The drawings in this section are of the rigs that I use regularly on North East marks. I know other anglers may use a different set up but what the hell — you use what you feel is right for you. Trace lengths are my own preferences but as conditions and locations differ, what may