Circle Hook Rig
Circle hooks are becoming increasingly popular with anglers around the whole of the UK. Based on the hooks used by commercial long-liners circle hooks cause fish to ‘self hook’ themselves. This happens when the fish takes the circle hook into its mouth and swims away. The circle hook will then slide towards the edge of the mouth of the fish and take a firm hold – there is no need to strike, instead simply reel in. Circle hooks mean more fish are securely hooked and end up landed by anglers, plus these hooks are ideal for conservation-minded anglers fishing on a catch-and-release basis as 90% of fish end up hooked in the jaws, and very few are gut hooked.
This rig is available with size 1 circle hooks manufactured by Angling Works and is priced at £1.89.