We have used this rig extensively, both fishing at anchor and drift fishing.
No-one else on the boat has even come close to catching the numbers or sizes of fish that we have taken on these rigs. Try them, you will be surprised!
Your destination and target species will determine which size rig is best.
The size of the bait you plan to use is also a factor when deciding on the correct rig.
If you are using smaller baits, or targeting school fish then the 4/0 Two Hook Pilchard Rig is recommended.
Each hook should be baited with a long strip bait.
The 4/0 size is also great when using whole baby squid or small pilchards for bait.
For targeting larger fish with bigger baits, such as large pilchards or whole squid, the 5/0 Rig is perfect.
The Two Hook Pilchard Rigs are highly successful in both deep offshore and shallow inshore waters.