Estuary rig 11 – Snag proof

Northern target species

Flathead, trevally, mangrove jack, queen fish, emperor, salmon, barramundi, cat fish and most of the mid ranged, northern estuary species.

Southern target species

Bream, drummer, trevally, tarwhine, leather jacket, flathead, luderick, whiting, mulloway and most of the mid ranged southern estuarine species.

Popular baits

Freshly cut bait fish strips, whole prawns, squid pieces, bread crust, cunjevoi and abalone gut.

Fishing method

The snag proof rig is designed for targeting a variety of mid ranged species in rugged, snaggy environments. The ball sinker running directly onto the hook can be used to knock the hook free upon snagging with a few quick flicks of the rod tip. A great rig for fishing rough ground right at your feet! This rig is also very popular with northern Barramundi anglers! Always remember to wait until the fish has your bait securely before striking!

Terminal tackle used

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

Hook – Small to medium sized 4 – 3/0 bait holder or suicide.

Leader – Nylon or fluoro carbon  20 – 80lb breaking strain.

Sinker – Size 1 – 6 ball.

Casting distance

0 – 20 meters, this rig works best with smaller, fresher baits.


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