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can any one tell me what is the best rig for catching bull huss from the shore, bait, size hooks, and what breaking strain please. thanks
 

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35 ;;;40 pound main line ,down to a 3 way swivel .short hook length 150 bs //2 times 6/0 sakumas ..rotten bottom 20 pound with knot in to 5 oz lead
 

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35 ;;;40 pound main line ,down to a 3 way swivel .short hook length 150 bs //2 times 6/0 sakumas ..rotten bottom 20 pound with knot in to 5 oz lead
The rig sounds fine - but for sport, I would say the line strengths are a bit on the heavy side and a 4/0 hook will do. You can hapily land a 10lb+ Huss on 20lb line with a 50lb snood.
 

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35 ;;;40 pound main line ,down to a 3 way swivel .short hook length 150 bs //2 times 6/0 sakumas ..rotten bottom 20 pound with knot in to 5 oz lead
The rig sounds fine - but for sport, I would say the line strengths are a bit on the heavy side and a 4/0 hook will do. You can hapily land a 10lb+ Huss on 20lb line with a 50lb snood. You will also need a 50lb shock leader for the 5oz lead.
 

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as s a says dont use less than 100lb line as the huss will bite like cotton and also when you are hussing you get a lot of eels with 100lb line at least you a chance
 

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I prefer a running paternoster as it allows a the fish to move off without the resistance of a stuck lead. If fishing 2 or 3 rods then use different size hooks/baits as huss can sometimes be finicky, dropping bigger baits before you get the chance to strike, or spitting them on the surface:yucky:

A 6/0 hook with half a large fillet or whole small fillet of mackerel, or mackerel/squid combo is usually a good bet. Always worth putting a smaller bait out with a 4/0 hook and say 1/3 fillet of mackerel, as you may get more hook-ups plus it will allow you to cast a bit further to cover more ground (distance is not usually necessary over heavy ground though). It may also be worth putting a larger bait out on a 7/0 or 8/0 hook, e.g. a whole joey mackerel body, herring or big squid mackerel combo, especially when fishing a mark which produces some decent conger. I generally use either 100 or 150lb trace, dropping to 60lb if using smaller hooks (which by the way tend to result in more lip-hooked conger anyway).

Have had huss over 12lb on mixed ground on 18lb mainline and 2/0 hook to 50lb trace (doggie gear) especially when using a few glow beads above the bait (top tip for huss:secret: ). I woud never use mainline under 30lb over solid heavy ground though, what's the point, especially if you are using the same rod anyway... plus if you allow the fish to take line you increase your chances of losing it.:blink:
 

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as s a says dont use less than 100lb line as the huss will bite like cotton and also when you are hussing you get a lot of eels with 100lb line at least you a chance
cheers ray boy, think i`ve been fishing with u b4? sure it wont take u long to work out who i am, lol. any decent fish caught lately? cheers top man
 

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I prefer a running paternoster as it allows a the fish to move off without the resistance of a stuck lead. If fishing 2 or 3 rods then use different size hooks/baits as huss can sometimes be finicky, dropping bigger baits before you get the chance to strike, or spitting them on the surface:yucky:

A 6/0 hook with half a large fillet or whole small fillet of mackerel, or mackerel/squid combo is usually a good bet. Always worth putting a smaller bait out with a 4/0 hook and say 1/3 fillet of mackerel, as you may get more hook-ups plus it will allow you to cast a bit further to cover more ground (distance is not usually necessary over heavy ground though). It may also be worth putting a larger bait out on a 7/0 or 8/0 hook, e.g. a whole joey mackerel body, herring or big squid mackerel combo, especially when fishing a mark which produces some decent conger. I generally use either 100 or 150lb trace, dropping to 60lb if using smaller hooks (which by the way tend to result in more lip-hooked conger anyway).

Have had huss over 12lb on mixed ground on 18lb mainline and 2/0 hook to 50lb trace (doggie gear) especially when using a few glow beads above the bait (top tip for huss:secret: ). I woud never use mainline under 30lb over solid heavy ground though, what's the point, especially if you are using the same rod anyway... plus if you allow the fish to take line you increase your chances of losing it.:blink:
cheers ruff ground for that, i shall put it into practice.
 

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35 ;;;40 pound main line ,down to a 3 way swivel .short hook length 150 bs //2 times 6/0 sakumas ..rotten bottom 20 pound with knot in to 5 oz lead
thanks shore ace, i`ll be putting into practice tail end of next week, if i manage anything decent i`ll let u know, cheers mate
 

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Any chance if you`ve got any of that powertex line left to give it to Debs for Les to pick up and i`ll give her some bunce to give you. Cheers mate.
 

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going for ray the weekend ,got to fish the league what a ball acker that is ,if you want to go give us a shout bit of long way down dont know what you are like on a rope,if it anything like the last time i took you it will be a disaster ha ha ,or if not going for a mullet on the sunday dont know if you fancy that
 

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yes no probs mark will give the line to wifey to give to les you got to keep on to me mate memry is shocking
cheers top man, looking at going out somewhere late next week, can u say a prayer for me as i`m getting despondant and need a bit of luck from somewhere, and what better than coming from a legend such as urself:clap3:
 

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going for ray the weekend ,got to fish the league what a ball acker that is ,if you want to go give us a shout bit of long way down dont know what you are like on a rope,if it anything like the last time i took you it will be a disaster ha ha ,or if not going for a mullet on the sunday dont know if you fancy that
i`ll give u a bell on that one top man, never fished for mullet b4 so i`ll probably have 2 get some gear 4 it i reckon, i`ll ring tomorro if ur in and u can give me a few tips, if i go fishing with u again and you dont catch anything feel free to strap lead round me ankles and throw me in, as i`m begining to think i am that jinx! :giveup: cheeeeers.
 
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