Float fishing for Pollock
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This rig is simple to set up and simple to use. For this example we used the same rig at St.Davids head in Pembrokeshire which is known for it's pollock. It was a warm day in early may and we were fishing three hours before high tide and 2 hours after. We parked in Whitesands bay and walked from there to St.Davids point. There are lots of rocks to choose from but we decided on an area with a small cut back into the rocks on either side. These cut backs were where we were going to use this rig.

We were using carp rods and reels with 10lb main line.

The rig- To set this rig up firstly slide on a bead followed by the sliding float which is threaded from the top of the float first. Then slide on the small bullet weight followed by another bead. Tie the hook on and slide the bullet, beads and float up the line away from the hook. Then put a stop shot on about 8 inches from the hook. This then means when you hold the rig up the bullet weight will stop 8 inches above the hook. Then tie an elastic band onto the line with a simple knot at the depth you want to fish. When you cast out the bullet weight and bait will sink down pulling the line through the float until it reaches the elastic where it will stop.
You can then adjust the depth you are fishing by moving the rubber band up or down the line.

The proof- Richard Jay was kind enough to prove the rig worked with a nice pollock which was caught on a thin strip of mackerel close into the rocks.

Pollock like to hang around close to the rocks so fishing tight to them can work well.

When you get a bite from a Pollock the float will fly under adding to the appeal of float fishing for them.

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