COD & POLLOCK ON THE DRIFT:
FISHING FOR COD WITH TWIN TAILS, SHADS, FAT TAIL WORMS:
Use a seaboom tube type or strong wire type, attach your
trace approx 1 - 1.5m so quite short and add your
weight, use a cannon ball weight for drifting. Cod feed
on the bottom so you need to stay in touch with them,
drop your rig down and once you feel the bottom, reef or
wreck then start a slow windup to about 10 turns and
then drop down again. If you feel a take DON'T STOP,
DON'T STRIKE, DON'T PUMP THE ROD let the fish take the
lure and it will hook itself.
HOPPING FOR COD: Rig as above or use a portland
rig, drop to the bottom and then jig the rod up and
down. Subject to your rod length the up down movement
can be as much as 3m or you can use shorter jigs. Hop
the weight on the bottom and vary the jig speed to
induce takes, cod are lazy feeders they don't chase
baits/lures so stay in touch with them. On most
occasions they just hit the lures hard and hook
themselves, easy fishing once you master the technique.
FISHING FOR POLLOCK WITH JELLY WORMS, EELS, SLIMLINE
SHADS: use same technique as previous only increase your
trace length, speak to your skipper he will advise you
for the location and the numbers on the boat. Come up
more turns up to 50 on your reel and note when you get a
take how many turns, vary the speed of winding.
The key is: DON'T STOP, DON'T
STRIKE, DON'T PUMP THE ROD, DON'T BULLY THE FISH !!
We know it works as it's what we do !!
collar style rig with S/S booms note the clock weight on
the lower boom, use this type of weight for drifting the
sandbanks for Plaice and Turbot, Flounders etc.