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« on: June 09, 2011, 09:22 PM »

hi would like to know what rig is best for sole any ideas??
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 09:29 PM »

here goes........

most i believe are based around 2 hook flappers or running legers, main thing i believe is to nail the baits hard to the bottom and use smallish hooks , even place a small shot above the hooks .........

visit solehunters blogspot, hes put a bit of work into sole rigs and can steer you right
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 10:13 PM »

hi would like to know what rig is best for sole any ideas??
This is the one i use now, its basically a running ledger with 2 hooks.
Use size 4 hooks and your away, good luck! Use a small drilled lead shot about the size of a large pea.
Ps, fix the small lead shot into position or it will ride up the snood rendering itself useless and using a piece of shrink tube on the first ( from the weight ) hooks snood will stop it tangling with the other main snood.   Wink
One main advantage to using this rig is that you can have your rods as high as you like and in as close as you like, safe in the knowlege that both your hooks will always be hard on the bottom  Wink as opposed to the 3 hook flapper.

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2011, 10:20 AM »

take look at this  link
http://iowsolepage.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2011, 06:47 PM »

ok thanks for i'll make antempt to make 1  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011, 01:05 PM »

Thanks for the tips, will give it a try as I have no luck with Sole  Cry Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011, 09:14 PM »

made a couple of them rigs Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011, 08:49 PM »

Go Go Henry. Good hunting!
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2011, 09:01 PM »

i hope  Wink need to find some spots any ideas Huh Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2011, 09:07 PM »

i hope  Wink need to find some spots any ideas Huh Shocked

It seems where you see lugworm casts at low tide are good spots so look out for spots in Sandown Bay or other Sandy beaches. Colwell & Gurnard and North East Wight should produce something.
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2011, 11:38 PM »

colwells so full of sole even ive caught them their  Cheesy

st helens has thrown up at least two sole of 4lb , both late in the year........big sole ...........on humble flapper rigs aimed at anything  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

stick to a few basic rules henry , and just fish, no need to be einstein  Roll Eyes same as any fishing really  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2011, 07:38 PM »

Brambles is very underrated as a venue for quite a few different fish but the sole fishing is better towards the end of july to the end of september down there, the same goes for totland.

Alum bay is good for them too but they are not targeted there so much but a short cast onto the sandy areas will see you in amongst a few plus a very good chance of a decent red mullet while you doing it  Wink Fish a dark flood tide.

Yarmouth common wall again, is good for them from now onwards as is the stretch of beach from fort vic pier to norton wall. No need to cast any further than a little  past the end of the breakwaters.

Talking to some of the older generation, Brighstone grange `used` to be a good place to get a lunker, cant see why it still isnt myself.
I`m sure not many people fish there with size 4 hooks and worm, so maybe thats why only a very few have been caught there over the years.
I bet if you clocked up a few hours on some calm and dark nights, you would see some.
Never given it a go personally but i do plan too one day.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2011, 07:55 PM »

A calm day down the back of the Wight is rare thing it seems  Undecided

Brighstone Grange is another site I'd like to visit, walked there a few times but never fished it.
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2011, 08:04 PM »

A calm day down the back of the Wight is rare thing it seems  Undecided

Brighstone Grange is another site I'd like to visit, walked there a few times but never fished it.
Its one of the easy ones to get to like compton , brook and chilton.
Its shallow like the others too but thats about all i know about it.
Throws up the odd early cod by all accounts.  Wink

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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2011, 08:05 PM »

Thanks Dave, Looks like i'll have company this year on my Sole marks Grin

But seriously Those marks do produce some good fish each year, just got to put the hours in.
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