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Pole Fishing: Rigs for Easy Success




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There are a variety of rigs that you can use for pole fishing, and in this blog post, we will discuss a few of them. These rigs are easy to make and understand, so you can start catching fish right away!

I spent most of the last season fishing mainly match carp venues. I can strongly recommend the high-density foam diamond body design for its versatility and strength. The sensitivity is second to none, allowing me to feel even the lightest of nibbles. The balanced rig also means that there is no need for an over-the-counterbalance weight, which can often lead to tangled lines.

The result is a perfect presentation every time. In addition, the diamond body is extremely durable, meaning that it can withstand repeated casts without losing its shape. This makes it an ideal choice for those who want to fish regularly, as it will last for many seasons to come.

As a rough rule of thumb, 0.1g per foot of depth. e.g., 0.4g in 4 ft of water. My favorite rig for carp is a 0.4g foam diamond, 25mm long 1.5mm hollow orange tip for dark water which can be blacked out in bright conditions with a sharpie permanent marker pen, new style spring eye and 0.8mm clear glass stem.

Attach float to 016mm SHIMANO silk shock main line for accurate diameter and b/s strength and 3 pieces of silicon on the stem, using no.10 Stots about 2/3rds down the rig can be bulked together to get the bait down quick or strung out for a slower natural fall and finally, a no.11 Stots dropper/tell-tale shot just above the hook length.

A 6″ or 15cm hook length of SHIMANO silk shock 010mm to 014mm depending on fish size and conditions. Carp will happily feed in water as shallow as 4ft so this rig is perfect when targeting them close in under overhanging trees or marginal vegetation where precision is key to success but it will also work well out in open water too

When it comes to fishing, there are many different techniques that can be employed in order to be successful. One popular method is pole fishing, which has become increasingly popular in recent years. Although pole fishing requires a different setup than traditional rod fishing, the basic principles are the same.

Successful Rig for Pole Fishing

In order to create a successful rig for pole fishing, it is important to consider the weight of the line and the type of bait that will be used. Once these factors have been taken into account, it is relatively easy to put together a successful rig for pole fishing. With the proper setup, pole fishing can be an incredibly effective way to catch fish.

Whether you choose to use shots or stots is a personal preference, but there are some advantages and disadvantages to each. Shots have a tendency to ping off the line, which can happen at any time during the process of casting, taking, or landing a fish.

This can be frustrating, especially if you lose a fish as a result. On the other hand, stots are more likely to stay in place and offer better bite registration. They also don’t create the same noise when they hit the water, which can be important when fishing in areas with a lot of wildlife. In the end, it’s up to you to decide which type of weight you prefer.

Floats Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Floats come in all shapes and sizes, and all of them require a certain amount of weight to cock them. This is normally indicated on the floating body, but in pole fishing, the weight can be expressed in strange ways.

Many anglers are used to the weight being indicated in grams or shots, but in pole fishing, it is normal to see floats with markings like this: 3×7. This might sound like three number 7 shots, but in fact, it is an indication of the number of styles required. So it is not 3×7 shots, but 3×7 styles. This works out to be something like 6×13 shots, or 0.03 grams. It can be hard to follow, but the main thing to remember is that it is mainly styled that are being referred to on pole floats, not shots.

There are many different rigs around these days but the drop rig is one of the simplest and most effective. All you need is light but sensitive float and shots/styles spaced evenly down the line. This rig is easy to make and understand, and it always gets results.

To set up the rig, simply find the dead depth of the water and space the shots/styles accordingly. For example, if you have 4 feet of depth, you could put your shot on every foot of line space. This would mean three in total, spaced evenly apart. Remember that you have to have a foot from the hook to the float, so only three would be evenly spaced out. The idea is to allow the bait a normal fall through the water and also to make sure it is the right weight for the float. This is very important.

Fishing for Margin Carp

Fishing for margin carp can be a tough endeavor, but using the right rig can make all the difference. The margin carp rig is an easy one to make and is highly effective. You’ll need a long bristle to show up line bites better, but it’s not a necessity.

The key with this rig is to get the float weighted correctly. The bulk of the weight should be on the last third of the line above the hook, with one dropper shot holding the bottom. These are known as anchor shots and should be placed three inches over depth. The right placement of these components will ensure that your bait is where the fish are, resulting in more catches.

The surface rig is one of the simplest and most effective fishing rigs there is. All you need is a light hook, line and some poly float and shot. You can use anything that floats as a bite indicator, like a poly float or light shot.

The bait should be a floating bait like bread or pellet wrapped around the hook. Leave around 3 feet of line between the indicator and bait and around 2 feet from pole tip making it 5 feet line length.

The longer the line, the harder it will be to land the fish. This rig is great for targeting fish that are feeding on the surface. The float will keep everything on the surface, and the bait will attract fish to your hook. Give this rig a try next time you’re out fishing!

Float Size Weight Shot Equivalent

3 x 100.10g2 x No10 shot
4 x 10 0.15g3 x No9 shot
4 x 100.2g5 x No10 shot
4 x 140.4g6 x No8 shot
4 x 160.5g8 x No8 shot
4 x 180.75g3 x No3 shot
4 x 201g4 x No3 shot
5 x 201.25g5 x No3 shot
6 x 201.5g6 x No3 shot

How To Make A Pole Rig

Fishing is a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors, but it can be difficult to know where to start. If you’re interested in trying your hand at pole fishing, this guide will show you how to rig a pole and get started.

Pole fishing is a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. It’s also a great way to get some exercise while you’re at it. But if you’re new to the sport, it can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily, rigging a poll is easy once you know how.

To rig a pole, you’ll need four things: a pole, a reel, line, and bait. You can find all of these items at your local sporting goods store or online. Once you have your supplies, follow these steps:

  1. Attach your reel to the bottom of your pole using the screw that comes with it. Be sure that the reel is seated properly so that it doesn’t come loose while you’re fishing.
  2. Run your line through the guides on your pole until it comes out of the top. Make sure that there are no knots or tangles in the line.
  3. Attach your bait to the end of the line using a knot that won’t come undone easily. The most common knots are the Palomar knot and the Clinch knot.

Once you’ve rigged your pole, you’re ready to start fishing. Remember to practice good safety habits while you’re out on the water. And if you’re ever in doubt about how to rig your pole, ask a friend or family member for help.

Happy fishing! Pole Fishing: Rigs for Easy Success

In the video below Des Shipp shows you how to make a pole fishing rig.


Pole fishing is a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. It can be difficult to know where to start if you’re new to the sport, but this guide will show you how to rig a pole and get started. To rig a pole, you’ll need four things: a pole, a reel, line, and bait. You can find all of these items at your local sporting goods store or online.

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