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Sea fishing rigs

The sea fishing rigs in this section of Photo Recce cover all of the fishing venues we feature.

If there are any rigs you would like to see added to this section, please use the contact form to tell us.

 

Why build your own rigs?

Firstly, using fishing rigs you've built yourself offers complete peace of mind. You know that all of your knots are strong and won't slip, and also that all of the components are of the highest quality and won't let you down.

Secondly, the satisfaction of catching a good fish on a rig you've made yourself is a wonderful feeling. You've got it right, you chose the hook size and pattern that allowed the bait to sit enticingly in the tide, the snood length was ideal, and everything held together perfectly as you hauled that fish through the surf, over the rocks or up the side of the pier.

Finally, it's also cheaper!

There are some really good rig builders out there who will create bespoke rigs for you using good quality components, but there are many more selling rigs that are basically not up to the job, and even some that are dangerous.

I don't make rigs for other people, or sell other peoples rigs or terminal tackle.
Any recommendations on this website are based purely on personal experience.

 

Clean ground sea fishing/beach fishing rigs

Short Range 1 Up 1 Down Rig

Mid Range 1 Up 1 Down Rig

2 Hook Wessex Rig

A close to mid range rig which offers superb bite detection.

The lower snood is fished hard on the bottom and the top snood just off the bottom. Because the lower snood is a running leger, the fish feel very little resistance and the bite is transmitted straight to the rod tip, which isn’t always the case on rigs such as a one up one down rig.

Adding sequins, blades or coloured bead will help to attract flatfish, coalfish and whiting.

Components:

2 x size 4 rolling swivel
1 x size 10 rolling swivel
1 x safety snap (or size 1 swivel with lead link)
2 x crimp
3 x bead
2 x size 4 – 2/0 hooks

2 hook Wessex rig

 

Single Hook Clipped Down Rig

Up and Over/Long and Low Rig

Clipped Down Pennel Rig

Pulley Dropper Rig

Portsmouth Rig/Loop Rig/Golds Rig

 

Mixed or rough ground sea fishing/beach fishing rigs

Pulley Rig

Pulley Pennel Rig

Rough Ground Rig

 

 
 

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