View Full Version : Best rig line for fishing in heavy weeded areas?

14-09-2005, 16:28
Im currently fishing a lake that is clogged up with heavy weed and finding a clear spot in the weed is a total mission! Anyone like to give their opinions on which hooklength I should try and use to cope with the conditions? I recently had a bit of success with kryston super silk but find it tangles very easily or breaks in tricky conditions...any advice would be welcome...



14-09-2005, 16:36
first advice would be to make your own clear spots either by raking an area or feed an area up with lots bait like particles boilies etc. the fish will create your clear spot in time by rooting around for the food and dislodging the weed from the lake bed http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif


14-09-2005, 16:46
there is another way of creating a clear spot find a weed bed wich is being fed in cast a marker into it attach a 3oz grip lead to youre spod rod and hey presto a distance rake clear spot around marker bait up regularly there you have it youre own hot spot not known by anyeone exept yourself
forgot to say lock wire the grip wires so they cant release themselves

14-09-2005, 17:49
ay? http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif

14-09-2005, 18:17

Try Stealth Skin or Snakebite mate far less prone to tangles

15-09-2005, 08:43
Make sure you get rid of your lead first!!!
Its makes live alot easy

15-09-2005, 11:02
I would cut down the clip so your lead comes off on the take or use a rotten bottom, the fish will then pop up to the top. Also using a solid bag and putting your hooklink inside will reduce tangles no end. My hooklink preference would be ESP sink link.

15-09-2005, 12:03
there is another way of creating a clear spot

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Yep - couple of paving slabs and a rowing boat . . . . splodoossssh !!!! . . . . instant clear spots http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

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15-09-2005, 13:24
no what you mean LOL topped ours off with gravel well sorted

15-09-2005, 13:37
Anything over 20lb breaking strain should do.

Stealth skin and the new ESP hooklinks have not let me down yet.

15-09-2005, 17:49
Ahhh!! That explains why I found someone had laid a patio in the middle of my local club water when I went out in the boat. What next soaping swims? Fitting carp with trakker devices?

Carp at all costs - loosers!


16-09-2005, 09:33
I take it you didn't notice the "LOL" and the smiley faces in their posts, me thinks they were only joking http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

16-09-2005, 09:47
Make a small casting rake. 4 inchs of 4 x 2 timber, fix 4 x 2 " strips of lead flashing to each side with areldite, then screw 4 4 " srews through each side, make a 'Y' shaped frame out of coat hanger wire with a small loop at each end, slide a big sea swivel on first then screw through the loops at each end of the timber so that the frame is fixed tight, hey presto! http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif a casting rake that can be cast 70yds + with a 4-5lb tc spod rod. Make your the line you use is strong enough to drag all that weed back. I use one of these a lot for my tench fishing, and very good it is. http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

16-09-2005, 23:41
snakeskin hooklink and keep the rig simple-try freelined baits cast straight into the weed, it worked wonders on my home water - as for creating a clear spot try vitalin mixed wiv some seed,as most fish will feed on this and as the fish feed thay will clear the weed naturaly over a period of time,you also prebait the swim.
this is an alterative method as casting out contraptions is banned on my water-tight lines