Beach and rock rig 18 – Half n half

Northern target species

Cod, mangrove jack, mulloway, blue nosed salmon, barramundi, small shark and most of the larger, northern beach and rock species.

Southern target species

Tailor, flathead, mulloway, small sharks, pink snapper and most of the mid to large sized southern beach and rock species.

Popular baits

Fresh cut, whole or live bait fish such as mullet, herring, mackerel, whiting and pilchards all make excellent baits for this rig.

Fishing method

The half n half rig is designed to target larger, toothy beach and rock species during testing conditions. This rig works well in both calm and rough conditions and is sensational for such species as mulloway, small shark and big tailor. Cast the baited rig out into the desired location and place the fishing outfit into a secure position or simply hold onto it. Rods should be held vertically until a bite is detected and then dropped to allow the fish to take down the bait without feeling any resistance before striking.

Terminal tackle used

Swivel – Medium sized 3 way or cross lock swivel.

Hook – Medium sized 3/0 – 6/0 ganged or snelled, chemically sharpened, suicides.

Hook Leader – Nylon or fluoro carbon 40 – 80lb breaking strain joined to 40 – 80lb nylon coated wire with Albrite knot.

Sinker – As light as conditions allow size 4 – 8 ball, bean, star, spoon, snapper or grapnel.

Casting distance

0 – 50 meters, this rig casts best with thinner, stream lined baits.

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