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The Anglers Haven => Bait Tips => Topic started by: Tomson on November 12, 2009, 02:54:52 PM

Title: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Tomson on November 12, 2009, 02:54:52 PM
i thought of starting this thread for all new to sea or freshwater fishing. The idea is, there are many experienced guys on the forum.
If they can take a pic of their baited rig and a short  description on how it is done. E.g hook size, sinker size, species targeted etc. Then it can help others to learn it and broaden ideas for baiting thier hooks.
So please all the guys take a pic of your hook bait before casting and post it when you get back to the office or home to help others enjoy the sport.
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Kosi Fisher on November 12, 2009, 03:12:42 PM
Sparky will be the only one not posting anything, as he gets the Overwind Meister to bait his hooks for him...   :hysterical:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Tomson on November 12, 2009, 03:39:20 PM
well he could always post what his overwind looks like, so others can see what happens when you forget to use the thumb rule. :swear: :drinking:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Spiros on November 12, 2009, 07:04:36 PM
nice idea Tomson, I like. I'll make sure to post here so you all can point and laugh...
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Tomson on November 13, 2009, 07:48:53 AM
 :thanks: yeah it will be nice to see how others bait their hooks with sards, whole or pieces. Chokka or what ever they use. As pictures are always easier to undertand than just words. So hopefully we can all bait up to catch succesfully, as most know it is not an easy task to catch in the sea, and wives are getting suspicous, as the only thing that comes home from fishing is a half sober man and no fish. So when we say we going fishing it is, like saying i am off to the pub to go watch the game. :party2: :fishing: :drinking: :fishing2: :drinking: :drinking: :hysterical:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on November 13, 2009, 09:41:01 AM
Sparky will be the only one not posting anything, as he gets the Overwind Meister to bait his hooks for him...   :hysterical:

ja ja ja just wait till my internets is fixed, cellphone too damn slow
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on November 15, 2009, 05:40:13 PM
Overwind Meister bait same ingredients  :crazymazy:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: snack on November 15, 2009, 09:06:06 PM
Hey Sparky, do you only fish with circle hooks these days? I noticed them in the photos you posted.
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Spiros on November 15, 2009, 09:19:48 PM
was going to ask the same thing. DO they work like they're supposed to. And what the hell is that combo overwind meister built!?!?!
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on November 16, 2009, 09:19:35 AM
yep 99% circle hooks ,they work for me, the bait combo OM built there is chokka/plilchard combo sometimes i think i need the guys from csi to figure out what he's doing but it works for him so i guess its each to his own (his versions definitely get more scent going than mine)
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Tomson on November 17, 2009, 07:45:48 AM
i see chokka is very common in the bait mix. Thanks to the guys so far for your uploads. Gives us something to try the next time out.
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on January 11, 2010, 08:22:18 PM
mussel
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on January 11, 2010, 08:23:28 PM
my personal favourite ,chunks
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on January 11, 2010, 09:26:11 PM
oi am i the only 1 that uses bait, hows about some input here guys
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Tomson on January 11, 2010, 09:53:22 PM
 :thanks: sparky. I am glad someone has not forgot us begginers. These look great and will definately be on my list to make up. The mullet looks interesting. With each type, is it to target different species and what is the best sized hooks to use. Going to print them out and keep it in my tackle box.
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Tycon on January 12, 2010, 08:23:21 AM
Hi excellent idea will surely help me as i have no clue!!
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Umlungu on January 21, 2010, 10:57:46 AM
ietsie groters
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Umlungu on January 21, 2010, 10:58:47 AM
en dan my bom
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on January 21, 2010, 11:26:11 AM
en nou kry jy n prawn om n stompie te vang  :fishing boot: dankie buddie
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Umlungu on January 21, 2010, 11:39:23 AM
my plesier man kom ons kyk miskien kan ek verbeter op die
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Post by: Umlungu on January 21, 2010, 11:51:34 AM
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Post by: Umlungu on January 21, 2010, 11:52:23 AM
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Post by: Umlungu on January 21, 2010, 11:53:04 AM
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Post by: Umlungu on January 21, 2010, 11:57:03 AM
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Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Fisherman58 on January 22, 2010, 10:55:09 PM
Those are some nice setups
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on February 24, 2010, 11:28:13 AM
 :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Umlungu on February 24, 2010, 11:55:27 AM
 :clap:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: steve m on February 24, 2010, 12:10:45 PM
yellowtail head

resized the pic
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: steve m on February 24, 2010, 12:12:33 PM
katonkel fillet folded over with guts and 3 half digested anchovies
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: steve m on February 24, 2010, 12:13:25 PM
katonkel head
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: steve m on February 24, 2010, 12:22:16 PM
chokka bait for cob with a duster
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: steve m on February 24, 2010, 12:23:03 PM
sorry only saw now how big they are :fishhit:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on February 24, 2010, 12:27:38 PM
sorry only saw now how big they are :fishhit:

no problem  :thanks: for your input you have been rewarded
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: steve m on February 24, 2010, 12:31:11 PM
 :thanks:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Tomson on February 24, 2010, 02:20:07 PM
Those are nice pics. Out of interest how long does it take to make one of these?
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on February 24, 2010, 02:28:11 PM
Those are nice pics. Out of interest how long does it take to make one of these?

5 minutes
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: steve m on February 24, 2010, 04:02:35 PM
Those are nice pics. Out of interest how long does it take to make one of these?
It depends on which bait my cob bait takes like 3min and a normal yellowtail head takes like 2min bit start making combos or inside out baits it takes alot longer
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Tomson on February 24, 2010, 04:57:37 PM
looks like i should purchase some patience with the bait as i am always anxious to get my line in as quick as possible.:) and then reap the rewards.
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: steve m on February 24, 2010, 04:59:31 PM
looks like i should purchase some patience with the bait as i am always anxious to get my line in as quick as possible.:) and then reap the rewards.
What i do is take a few traces down and bait up while i wait for a bite with rod in sand spike then just change traces. works for me
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: johnnybravo on February 25, 2010, 08:29:06 AM
Steve M, that last bait, the only problem with that bait is, its very long and the hooks are only really on the top half of the bait, you could get dropped alot like that. I got taught that the bait should rather be fatter than longer, cause of this very reason. Shark might pic up the bait from the bottom, swim for a while and then you strike or what ever, then it just drops the bait!! Anyway thats all i have to say!!
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on February 25, 2010, 05:35:25 PM
Please Keep It Relevant To The Topic

all non relevant posts will be removed
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Kosi Fisher on February 25, 2010, 05:41:32 PM
Zim  :admin power:

 :hysterical:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Kosi Fisher on March 01, 2010, 09:00:44 AM
Dude....what are you trying to do, choke or club the poor shark to death?   :hysterical:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: waynew on March 02, 2010, 12:18:45 PM
thats insane!

are you having a laugh?
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on March 02, 2010, 12:22:08 PM
thats insane!

are you having a laugh?

why its not that big  :oops:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: johnnybravo on March 02, 2010, 12:53:20 PM
not very neat!!

But will probably do the trick!!
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on March 02, 2010, 01:01:04 PM
not very neat!!

But will probably do the trick!!


did the trick
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: StrawHat-Luffy on April 13, 2010, 12:36:36 AM
sparky what bait did you all use for that shark bait ?
as well as the hook sizes cause i tried that out and no luck for me  >:(
is there any chance you could show a step by step process of the baits you make ?
would be really helpful for the newbie's in the forum such as myself...
i still want to land my shark that will give me a nice fight...
only getting reef sharks...
does the area affect the type of bait you use or not ?
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Sparky on April 13, 2010, 03:55:49 PM
howdy mate come round to the social on the 25th these baits will all be demonstrated step by step
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Ray Hall on April 13, 2010, 10:01:56 PM
daai is a lekker gooi aas bait!!  ;D
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: steve m on April 29, 2010, 03:50:15 PM
whole frigate tuna slide.
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: raptor309 on August 31, 2010, 05:30:46 PM
Hey guys! I've found that getting specific (and whole) info on somethings is quite struggle... having to collect info by drips and drabs...

There are a few specific edibles that are an itch I just cant scratch!!  :fishhit:

If the pro's out there could show us noob's (speaking for myself  :notworthy:) the bait/combinations, hook size &  rigging for these few species, it would be of great help!! Seeing as these species are more generally targeted, especially by beginners and pro's alike.

Namely: Galjoen, Steenbras, Old Cobbie and Muscle Cracker... obviously any other species would also be more than appreciated!!  :thanks: in advance! Im sure this will interest most people.  :congrats:  :congrats:  :congrats:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: overrun on October 26, 2010, 09:07:56 AM
Hi raptor, thats quite an enquiry there and looks like the guys arent willing to share, pity as this supposed to be the ideal place to learn.
 
My 2c is that catching fish doesnt not only depend on bait presentation, tho it is of hi importance, but also general fishing conditions, tides, wind etc...... conditions differ to different species and is a real big topic. I thing that a new thread should be opened by the seasoned covering everything from bait presentation to conditions favourable for the different species. There are also lots of secret ingredients but i think that will be pushing it..............
 
Maybe the best way to learn is the hard way and trial and era, but it is very easy getting stuck in bad habits thinking that it is the only way
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Brian on October 26, 2010, 10:35:48 AM
Read the forum carefully, most of these have been covered at some stage or other. There is a wealth of information in the older posts
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: RazorBack on December 27, 2010, 10:30:17 PM
some briliant ifo there guys,

That is what makes fishing the sport it should be

here i have only ever fished with pieces of sardien, some redbait and live mullets

interesting way to fish for the big dogs

you al deserve a drink, urm i meant a prize
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: nicom1806 on February 08, 2012, 04:50:18 PM
as a biginner this is helping with the baiting but if posible please also add for what type of fish the bait is used
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: crazy fish on May 11, 2012, 11:10:19 AM
hi guys, as you can see im still a gillie  :crazymazy: so these baits rigs help for some of us, but not for all!! in my case for instance i really wont get to use many of these set ups as im not fishing for whales! :hysterical: some guys like going for sharks and so on, but im just targeting small size fish. the pictures really help so as to show me how to make the bait look, the chokka/ sardine combo was a really good example of something i would use. im still looking for advice on hook size, what type of hook, sinker setup you are using, the lenth of traces and so and and also what bait combo for specific species. it might be a little bit much to ask, but if you are spending as much time at the water and not getting anything, any advice is greatly appreciated. thanks in advance for your replies and rebukes guys. cheers
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Light-Tackle-King on May 11, 2012, 11:57:22 AM
@ Crazyfish .... we can 'hookup' (scuse the pun) this weekend and have a chat about baits and rigs etc. (Iwill even try to turn you into a light tackle enthusiat) await my call
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Ysbeer on May 17, 2012, 10:09:47 PM
Dankie vir al die fotos!! Dit help ons "beginners" baie... Beginnners begin gewoonlik met ehm... strepies en so aan, met klein hoeke. Ons (my seun is nou 5 en dis is waarom ons visvang!) het al goedtjies gevang, maar dit lyk my ons "haak" net een vis uit 20 se aas afsteel. Gebeur dit met julle "pros" ook dat hierdie aasbomme gesteel word sonder om iets te vang?
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: chris01 on September 15, 2013, 02:42:49 PM
yo Sparky what size hook you using on the mussel rig? quite new to fishing so looking for as much pointers as possible.
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Piri on December 05, 2013, 08:37:17 AM
I see so,e posts about a social on the 25th, was this in Nov?

I'm new in the Southern Suburbs and would also appreciate somebody to help with a few pointers for the False Bay Area, or elsewhere for that matter?
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Monday Missile on November 21, 2014, 01:05:11 PM
I cannot tell you how useful this thread is! I've bookmarked it for future reference. Thanks people! :thanks:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: demlen on December 06, 2014, 11:17:02 PM
Hi guys, just moved here from Durban, and I'm trying to find some good spots and figure out how the wind and ride agency the fish, please help
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: nikosadie on March 30, 2016, 11:21:02 AM
This is absolutely fantastic! It really is the best way to teach us newbies. I gave googled a lot of topics, but most are not relevant to the Cape. The guys here catch different fish and use different types of bait. So even though there are many sites and videos on the topic they are usually from the US or U.K. and of little use. The photos are great and the best way of showing how to do it. Keep it coming , because I have a lot to learn.
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: waynew on March 31, 2016, 03:41:28 PM
you welcome!

there is so much information on this site supplied By Brian ( Founder) and other old members of this site.
if your brain is like a sponge you can learn a hell of  a lot
just takes the time to search, its all here!
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Bolle88 on May 29, 2016, 08:00:46 PM
 :nothingtoadd:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: fouche01@gmail.com on January 28, 2017, 12:37:40 PM
Thanks for the info guys...im sure to try out some of your ways as Im new to fishing in cape town...
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: sabim on January 28, 2017, 06:26:46 PM
Thanks for that white mussel bait pic!! Going to use it in the next trip!!
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: DJBotha on February 09, 2017, 09:54:43 AM
Going to give that a try...

 :thanks:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Mk1 Boy on April 11, 2017, 03:46:49 PM
Will also try some of this, maybe we can catch some fish then  :fishing:
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Snarfish on April 22, 2017, 10:35:30 PM
I am obviously late to this post, but thanks for all the effort guys.

As a newbie I went and bought a book on baits and rigs. Unfortunately it is written by Australians and a lot of what they say is lost on me. I did learn some though. The discussions on the forum and in this post has helped a lot. I too appreciate the photo of the mussel as I use that a lot. I also learnt not to try to hide my hook, but to rather have the hook stand proud so that it can hook the fish more easily.

Perhaps we can get this post going again and members old and new can post on their rigs for edibles or even just refernece previous posts where a topic or fish was discussed?

Cheers
Franscois
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: clinton on April 28, 2017, 12:59:42 PM
I'm sure I have that same book. Rather relevant but by now very old. I miss the bait clinics we used to attend! That was helpful. I till look at the CD now and then. Have the documents here somewhere. That was worthwhile and fun! Really went all out for comp day back in the day!
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Snarfish on May 04, 2017, 10:24:28 PM
I'm sure I have that same book. Rather relevant but by now very old. I miss the bait clinics we used to attend! That was helpful. I till look at the CD now and then. Have the documents here somewhere. That was worthwhile and fun! Really went all out for comp day back in the day!

Hi Clinton

Are those documents available on the site? If not is it something that you could make available?

Cheers
Franscois
Title: Re: bait rigs for begginers
Post by: Hennie2809 on December 22, 2019, 07:56:20 AM
my personal favourite ,chunks
Dankie Sparky, great inligting en baie goed uitgebeeld.