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   Old Thread  #14 23 Apr 2019 at 9.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I'm fishing for cats this weekend. I'm going to be using 2 oz running rigs with an assortment of baits.
Furnace lakes is the venue and the cats are on the feed.
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   Old Thread  #13 7 Feb 2019 at 4.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #12 23 Aug 2017 at 4.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I did the same method using running rig.
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   Old Thread  #11 21 Apr 2017 at 8.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You lot must be fishing harder lakes than me then, fishing as I stated had well over 100 cats in around 25 nights over the last 4 years. They have been far from finicky, more an absolute pain in the arse, had em take on the drop a few times, 3 at once a couple of times, which is fun when most are between 30 and 45lb.

Not allowed hooks bigger than 4s, not allowed fish baits of any kind.

And I'm fishing for the carp, cats save a blank, but the are a ball ache sometimes.
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   Old Thread  #10 21 Apr 2017 at 2.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #9 19 Apr 2017 at 11.05am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lake more another example of cats that pick up beds of bait which means short inlines work a treat.

Leadclips - a lot of movement of the rig before the indication - cats that are pressured are clever and aren't easily fooled that is for sure.

I have used inlines and at the right time and conditions work a treat - but my inlines are 4oz with a 2/0 or 4/0 BP hook.

Other than that set-up its running rigs with ceramic run rings
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   Old Thread  #8 19 Apr 2017 at 11.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #7 19 Apr 2017 at 9.14am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I only use running rigs for cats. 3oz leads on running ring.

Watched people using leadclips etc and get loads of dropped runs. Cats hate the change in resistance so running rig on tight lines work a treat.
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   Old Thread  #6 19 Apr 2017 at 8.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Are you fishing waters that are commercials - with heavy stockings and low food availability?
Furnace or Cudmore for example
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   Old Thread  #5 18 Apr 2017 at 8.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes mate i understand that.i have fished most methods livies,worms,squid meat etc.i have been doing it for ten years or so now.what i was trying to get my head round was i have caught a lot more cats when fishing say a couple of halibut pellets or boilies on a semi fixed lead lead than i have fishing any of the above methods on running lead set up.
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   Old Thread  #4 18 Apr 2017 at 9.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #3 18 Apr 2017 at 8.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If we are talking catfish - fish catfish rigs!

Have a look at the CCG - a wealth of info.

Yes if cats are stocked in carp commercials they will obviously fall to this tactic.

Nothing better than a livie being taken off the surface at night!

In terms of running rigs, the reason for this is the constant pressure/resistance

Cats will drop baits IF they feel a change in resistance. But short inline bolt rigs obviously set the hook before it gets chance to drop the bait.
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   Old Thread  #2 16 Apr 2017 at 2.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I fish the method with scalded pellet, wrapped round a 2oz inline. Nice short little rig with fake corn, cats pick the whole lot up and carp take the bait. Folding the rig into the back end of the paste but leaving it hanging about 2 inches, no tangles, ever, as long as the lakes not full if bream you're golden.
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   Old Thread  #1 16 Apr 2017 at 8.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on the lead arragement for the cats.just about everything i have read is based on running lead set ups but i have had my better sessions on a well known chesire cat water using a semi fixed lead but unsure if this way is the way to go on other waters.
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