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    For spiders use braid hook lengths.

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    Slightly off topic but on Sunday I pulled in FOUR crabs on the 1 bait actually thought it was a small thornie

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    Bream rig

    Quote Originally Posted by concrete View Post
    Nobody can claim a 100% success rate and now you're adding swimming crabs to the equation. Spider crabs are another pain as they can reach up a long way. Against ordinary shore and hermit crabs I'd say my rigs are very effective. You can also use the south coast bream rig, which is a three hook paternoster with a bloody great float at the top of the rig body. Even keeps the spiders at bay for a fair while. Usually enough time for a fish to find your bait.
    Never seen this rig but i am going to make one and try it in the
    rivers for bass. I take it baits would be at 3 different depths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestevefish View Post
    Never seen this rig but i am going to make one and try it in the
    rivers for bass. I take it baits would be at 3 different depths.
    You can make the rig adjustable and choose to have your baits at various depths. I've had bass on baits over seven feet off the bottom.
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    Rig

    Quote Originally Posted by concrete View Post
    You can make the rig adjustable and choose to have your baits at various depths. I've had bass on baits over seven feet off the bottom.

    Thanks mate thats what i was thinking.
    What size float would you sugest against size weight thanks steve

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    I've used some of the very large sea floats. I think they take at least two ounces to cock them, maybe more. All depends on the conditions and tides. take a selection. If you mount them on heavy nylon with a clip either side you can change float as conditions require it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by concrete View Post
    Nobody can claim a 100% success rate and now you're adding swimming crabs to the equation. Spider crabs are another pain as they can reach up a long way. Against ordinary shore and hermit crabs I'd say my rigs are very effective. You can also use the south coast bream rig, which is a three hook paternoster with a bloody great float at the top of the rig body. Even keeps the spiders at bay for a fair while. Usually enough time for a fish to find your bait.
    concrete
    At the end of the day what species are we after if your after bottom feeder's sole, dabs, etc , in my experience lifting your bait off the bottom isn't a good idea .
    South coast sea bream and simular yes, i am always amazed at the amount of crabs there must be when you take into account we are all haveing the same trouble all around the British Isles.

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    There are millions of then, with all the discarding that's been going on over the years(EU's fault) They will breed more and more

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    I've had bass, bream, eels, pollack, flounder, wrasse, smelt, pouting and whiting on popped up baits. All fish that are happy to swim away from the seabed. This isn't new, blakdog was messing about with similar ideas when we were kids. If you're after sole, I'm afraid that you'll just have to put up with the crabs. My mates used to call them my anti fish rigs, until one day at Wrabness, when I caught loads of schoolies and all but one of them blanked. They carry floats during the summer these days
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    Thanks for all your answers lads.

    I will definitely try them next summer as sometimes u cant get near the fish for crabs

    Tight lines Jeff



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