Whiting

Whiting

Whiting are fantastic fish voracious with taking bites rattling the rod tips through the quieter months and saving many anglers from a blank they are a fish that is good for the table again although small at times but with large whiting providing a good amount of white flesh.
they are goldish in colour occasionally coppery hue too along the top and half way down the flanks leading into a silvery white belly it has a lateral line running down the body and arches up near the head, and they tend to have a small black spot at the base of the pectoral fin, on the head they have large eyes and the top jaw protrudes over the lower and they have a lot of small but sharp teeth.

Rigs:
3 hook flapper: 60lb main rig body & 40-60lb hook length of 20-30cm size 1 - 2/0 Aberdeen style hook.
2 hook flapper: 60lb main rig body & 40-60lb hook length of 20-30cm size 1 - 2/0 Aberdeen style hook.
Running ledger: 60 main rig body & 40-60lb hook length of 20-30cm size 1 - 2/0 Aberdeen
style hook.
Pulley rig: 60 main rig body & 40- 60lb hook length of 20-30cm size 1 – 2/0 Aberdeen style hook.

Baits:

Lug worm: single lug worms threaded on hooks.
Squid strips: Squid strips hooked once and elasticated onto the hook shank.
Fish strips: Strips of Mackerel or any fish hooked once and elasticated onto the hook shank.

Grounds:
Whiting travel in massive shoals and will move over most ground types at times whiting can be annoying as they will rob baits intended for other fish and can be in plague proportions, but you can put out a three hook flapper and get yourself three at a time and make a nice meal out of them! Or vacuum pack and freeze down for bait for conger and cod.