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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

Single Hook Clipped Down Rig

Up and Over/Long and Low Rig

Clipped Down Pennel Rig

Pulley Dropper Rig

The pulley dropper is not a pulley rig in the truest sense. It does not pull the lead away from the sea bed on the retrieve. What it does do however, is allow you to fish a long snood/hooklength tight to the sea bed with a minimum risk of tangling.

On impact with the water the Bent Rig Clip disconnects from the top swivel. The snood/ hooklength then slides to the bottom of the rig body. When retrieving a fish the lead is above the fish, making it far less likely the the lead will catch any snag, clay beds etc.

This is a very effective rig.

Components:

1 x size 1 rolling swivel
1x size 4 rolling swivel
1x size 8 rolling swivel
2 x bead
1 x Gemini Bent Rig Clip
1 x Breakaway Fast Link/Gemini Rig Clip etc.
1 x Breakaway Impact Lead
1 x size 2/0 – 4/0 hook

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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