when we drift for the plaice on the varne we use rag crab squid combo as for beads it can be hit and miss as there are 5 of us on the boat we all try different colours ,as for the turbot and brill fresh mackreal or launce ,as for leads we use cannon ball leads up to 10oz 10-15ft trace for the turbot and 8-10ft for the plaice good luckHi lads need a bit of advise or help really, looking at having a go this for some plaice and turbot this year, but really need advise on bait, bead colour and what
weight size and shape is best any help would be great thanks.
Spot on with your two posts IMHO!!:thumbs::thumbs:Turbot, 4-5ft trace and a 4-5/0 hook. Nice and simple. Use between 30-40lb trace line is all your need. Thin strips of mackerel, or i like to use a launce/sandeel flapper.
If you think live sandeel can be deadly try a live launce next time you are out on the banks, that is what I had my 8 1/2lb Brill on last year and a good few turbot.green and black beads if theres mussels in the area,red/white,plain red,orange red lol the list goes on=this is for plaice. I wouldnt use beads for turbot just the same rig as mentioned by a previous poster,mackeral for bait though live sandeel can be deadly if you can get hold of them.A strip of garfish can be good for turbot.
That's defo my theory, plaice/turbot/brill are very inquisitive fish, any puff of sand created by the lead (I try and use watch leads for this reason) and they become intrested, followed by a nice juicy bait then they can't resist.Spot on with your two posts IMHO!!:thumbs::thumbs: Not sure why the short plaice traces work so well, could it be that the weight breaks a few mussels on the way through so having the hook bait near that is a bit like groundbaiting??
Fishing for flatfish (GOPRO underwater footage) .m4v - YouTube. This may be of some intrest guys. Am hoping to do a halibut cam this year. And also BIG THANKS to the op of this brilliant vid.
Everybodies got there favourite rigs i guess!Hi Lads thanks for all your Help, can you use a wishbone on a 10ft trace or is it just best to use single hook, reading comments sounds like its best to use lots of different rigs to see what works best for the grounds you are fishing.
The craze in the Solent area is a spreader rig, simply this is a stainless wire boom with weight and main line link in the middle, and a 6 inch hook length on the end of each boom. The boom itself is completely threaded with beads. It looks blingy but it works!