Shallow water offshore rig 7 – Interchangeable paternoster

Northern target species

Bream, flathead, trevally, mangrove jack, queen fish, emperor, salmon, barramundi, cat fish, and most of the mid to large sized, northern offshore species.

Southern target species

Bream, whiting, flathead, trevally, tarwhine, leather jacket, pink snapper, mulloway, salmon, herring, tailor and most of the small to mid range, southern offshore species.

Popular baits

Fresh prawns, cut fish strips or cubes, white/blue sardines, pilchards, cut squid and octopus, small cut or whole crabs, shelled cockles, blood or beach worms.

Fishing method

The interchangeable Paternoster rig is designed to target an extremely large variety of species. It may be fished whilst holding onto the fishing outfit and also works well when set into a holder. It is extremely productive for casting long distance or fishing deeper water for a variety of small to medium sized species. Simply cast or drop the baited rig into the desired location, wait until it settles onto the sea floor and wait for a bite. Leaders and hook styles and sizes can be varied with this rig to suit most species and conditions! Always remember to wait until the fish has your bait securely before striking!

Terminal tackle used

Swivel – Small size 8 to medium sized 2 rolling, barrel or crane.

Top interchange – Small sized 2 to medium sized 4/0 ganged hooks 4 per set.

Bottom interchange – Small to medium sized 6 – 5/0 suicide, long shank or bait holder.

Leaders – Nylon or fluoro carbon 30 – 80lb breaking strain.

Sinker – As light as conditions allow, size 1 – 12 snapper or tear drop.

Depth range

0 – 30 meters.


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