CIRCLE HOOKS - TARGET SPECIES

As Circle Hooks are so new to the market and a lot of enquiries have been raised about their sizes and what fish, we have set out some of our preferences in the hope that they will be able to help you in deciding which circles hooks are the best for your kind of shark angling (and some other species). These are our suggestions and should not be taken as the gospel on species and circle hooks. All the hooks shown on this page are Mustad 39906BL.

 

 

 

 

Species

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Mako

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

Porbeagle

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

Thresher

 

x

x

x

x

 

 

Blue

 

x

x

x

x

 

 

Tope

 

 

x

x

x

 

 

Smooth Hounds

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

Angel Shark

 

x

x

x

 

 

 

Common Skate

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

Small Rays

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

Large Rays

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

Bass

 

 

 

x

x

x

x

Conger

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

Cod

 

x

x

x

x

x

 

Ling

 

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

Because these hooks are very species size dependant, the hook size becomes critical to the size of fish being anticipated. The critical factor is the width of the side of the fishes mouth, when compared to the gape of the hook. Missed fish can often be attributed to the hooking process, 'tightening up' rather than striking. Though some times it is due to the size of the hook gape, being too small, at these times either switch to a larger hook, of just open the hook gap slightly with a pair of pliers.

Mustad Circle Hooks are now available from Advanta

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