Kayak Cod Rigs

Kayak Cod Rigs

Kayak Cod Rigs – By Iain Sellors

With the summer fishing on the horizon I am getting some kayak rigs made up and thought I would show you what I use for inshore cod fishing on the land rock.

The components are :

  • One 4/0 and One 8/0 Oshaugnessy hook
  • Two 1/0 interlock snaps
  • Two elastic bands
  • Eight 3″ of white and red pieces of wool
  • One 3 oz lead,
  • Two foot of 20lb mono

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Use the elastic bands to secure the wool to the hooks, and place the snaps like so on to the lead

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Tie the lead to the trace, and use a blood knot to secure the 4/0 hook in place, try to keep the top hook as low as possible to the lead

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I find that 20lb mono is best for kayak fishing as you have to pull out lots and you don’t want to be putting too much pressure on otherwise you risk tipping over when it does go – I have tried jellies and shads but find this set up works best and is very cheap – the hooks and snaps are bought from Whitby Angling Supplies and are very cheap – you could do away with the snaps and just tie onto mono but I prefer using the snaps

If you wish to find out anymore information on Iain’s Kayak cod rigs then please ask any questions over in our kayak fishing forum


About the Author:

Site Administrator Glenn Kilpatrick has a passion for all types of sea angling. Past winner of the Whitby Sea Anglers fishing club on 2 occasions, Glenn now mainly focuses on summer fishing with bass and pollack being his favoured target fish. Glenn now also prefers Kayak Fishing over any other type of Sea Fishing.

One Comment

  1. Marsell Marso May 20, 2009 at 11:21 am - Reply

    I first found these rigs when Iain wrote about them on the Whitby forum. At first I thought how can you possibly catch on those horrible looking things. Then other forum members started using them and reporting good catches. So I knocked a couple up. First session out I outfished all the lads about 5-1. Great rigs that wont be matched. Thanks to Iain too for not selfishly keeping this one to yourself.

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