Shallow water offshore rig 13 – Sinking berley cage

Northern target species

This rig is generally used to target smaller, southern offshore species but may also be used in northern waters to target small bait fish and gar fish.

Southern target species

Bream, drummer, trevally, tarwhine, leather jacket, luderick, gar fish, bait fish and most of the smaller, shallow water, offshore species.

Popular baits

Freshly cut bait fish and peeled prawn pieces and live maggots.

Fishing method

The sinking berley cage rig is designed to target a variety of smaller offshore species from surface to mid water and is a great way to target bait fish such as herring and gar fish. Always remember to wait until the fish has your bait securely before striking!

Terminal tackle used

Swivel – Small sized 8 – 12  rolling, barrel or crane.

Hook – Small sized 12 – 6 bait holder, long shank or suicide.

Leader – Nylon or fluoro carbon  6 – 10lb breaking strain.

Sinking berley cage – To attract and hold target species in your fishing area.

Depth range

0 – 20 meters.


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