Turbot and Brill Rig | Dointhedo Charter Boat Portsmouth

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Turbot/Brill Rig

The turbot rig, which is also effective for its close cousin the brill, is a flowing trace fished off a boom. The long trace body helps present the bait in a natural manner close to the sandbanks.

TURBOT RIG COMPONENTS

MAIN BODY

1 x Trace Swivel
1 x Boom; French boom or tubing boom
Approx. 0.5 metre length 40 - 50lb BS main line
Link Bead

SNOOD

1 x 2 to 6 metre length 15 - 40lb BS snood; fluorocarbon or clear nylon
1 x Snood Swivel
1 x 2/0 to 6/0 hook or pennel rigged hooks

THE RIG BODY

1. Tie on the swivel to the trace length thread on the tubing boom; thread on bead and tie to link. A French boom can be substituted.
2. Cut the snood length in two at the mid point and join together with the snood swivel.
3. Tie the snood to the long end of the boom.
4. Tie the hook to the other end of the snood.

turbot fishing rig

General Purpose - Bass Rig

The Portland Rig is an excellent trace for drifting with live Sandeel or Mackerel. The free rotating swivel helps reduce tangles.

PORTLAND RIG COMPONENTS

MAIN BODY

3 x Trace Swivels
2 x Beads
Approx. 300 to 500 mm length 30-50lb BS clear main line
Line for rotten bottom

SNOOD

900 to 2700 mm 10-30lb BS clear nylon or fluorocarbon
1 x 2/0 - 5/0 hook; a treble can be substituted for live mackerel

THE RIG BODY

1. Tie on the swivel to the bottom of the trace length and thread on a bead / swivel / bead
2. Tie the final swivel to the top of the trace.
3. Tie the snood to the running swivel and then the hook to the end.
4. Tie on the rotten bottom.
5. This rig is also effective when used with shads, redgills or plastic worms.

Portland fishing rig

Slow Retrieve Rig

The Gilling Rig can be used with artificial lures or natural baits such as ragworm, sand eel or mackerel strip.

GILLING RIG COMPONENTS

MAIN BODY

1 x Trace Swivel
1 x Boom; French boom or tubing boom
Approx. 1 metre length 40 - 50lb BS main line

SNOOD

1 x 2 to 6 metre length 10 - 30lb BS snood; fluorocarbon or clear nylon
1 x Snood Swivel 1 x 1/0 to 5/0 hook

THE RIG BODY

1. Tie on the swivel to the trace length and either tie onto the top of the French boom or thread on the tubing boom.
If using the tubing boom a bead and link should be attached at this point to the line at the longer end of the boom.
2. Tie the snood to the long end of the boom.
3. Tie the hook to the other end of the snood and thread on chosen bait or attach chosen lure
5. Attach a rotten bottom length to the bottom of the French boom or the tubing boom link to carry the lead.

Slow retrieve-rig

Tope Rig

The Tope Rig is constructed with a bite length of either heavy duty monofilament or a short length of wire. It also incorporates a rubbing leader to help protect the rig from damage from the tope's rough skin.

TOPE RIG COMPONENTS

Tubing Boom
1 x Trace Swivel
1 x Bead
1 x Link

MAIN BODY

Minimum 2 metre length 80-100lb BS shock leader

SNOOD

2 x Heavy duty swivel
1 x 300 mm of 80 - 150lb multi-strand wire or 250-350lb Monofilament
2 x crimps
1 to 3 metre length 150 - 250lb BS mono snood. (Skippers prefer the heavier nylon as it is easier to handle the fish at the side of the boat.)
1 x 6/0 to 10/0 hook, Medium/Heavy Gauge (Barbless or Circle Hooks)

THE RIG BODY

1. Thread the line through the tubing boom and attach the swivel to the top. Thread on the bead and tie on the link to the other end.
A zip slider can replace the tubing boom.
2. Crimp the hook to one end of the wire and a swivel to the other.
3. Tie the snood to the second swivel and to the swivel to the wire.
4. Attach the trace swivel to the link below the boom.

tope fishing rig