Rigging up for Western Port
Western Port is one of the best southern fisheries we have. From rough’n’tough gummy sharks to kidney slapping whiting, this little waterway has it all. The only problem: it is heavily influenced by tidal variation. When the tide runs, it can be difficult to keep your bait near the bottom.
The strength of the water pressure keeps some anglers from fishing the Port because of the sinker weight required to keep baits in the strike zone. Those who decide to fight the current will find great success fishing for a wide range of species using only a handful of rigs. In this article I will outline five rigs that best suit the species of Western Port.
The paternoster rig is ideal in slow water situations when targeting leatherjacket, snapper, whiting and a host of other species...