Spotted Ray

Spotted Ray

Spotted rays are a blonde to golden brown colour on top with dark even spots over its body and on the underside it is white. Spotted rays are typically a smaller member of the ray family with the shore record at around 8 and a half pounds, not they know this as they take the bait and rattle the rod well.

Rigs:
Running ledger rig: 60lb Rig body, 60lb hook length 3ft leading to a single 3/0 hook.
Up & Over rig: 60lb Rig body, 60lb hook length 3ft+ leading to a 3/0 hook.
Pulley dropper rig: 60lb Rig body, 60lb hook length 3ft leading to a 3/0 hook.
Pulley rig: 60ln Rig body, 60lb hook length 3ft leading to a 3/0 hook.

Baits:
Sprats: Whipped on whole with a clear hooking point and tail snipped off.
Sardines: Whipped on whole again with the tail snipped off and a clear hooking point.
Mackerel: Cut into strips as long as your finger and as fat roughly hook through once and whip shank to the fish.
Bluey: Great bait cut a fillet off and half it use on its own or mix with squid strip to strengthen it whip together it can be a killer combo!
Sand eel: chop off the head and tail and thread onto the hook.
Squid: cut a squid in half whip up and thread onto the hook.

Grounds:

Spotty rays tend to favour a sandy or muddy sea bed but are also found on mixed grounds or sandy bays between rough ground patches.