Snig Twig - Mug

     THE SNIG TWIG

An anti-gorge eel gag

         The eel is in decline.

         A deep hooked eel is likely to die. It has a main artery located at the back of its throat, just over inch from the corner of its mouth. If this is severed the eel will bleed to death.

         The Snig Twig is long enough and sufficiently rigid to deter the eel from mouthing it.

         A length of clear plastic tube is supplied. Cut it into suitably sized lengths and then thread two pieces onto the trace. Push the twig between them, fixing it to the trace.

         Position the twig on the trace, up to inch away from the hook: any further away and the eel can get the baited hook into its mouth at the corner and from there it may reach the back of its throat.

         The twig can be used with any rig and will make the rig safe to the eel. Simple! And effective!

         Use of the twig needs popularising for the sake of eel conservation and to make eel angling friendlier in the current times when recreational eel angling with rod and line is under threat.

         The snig twig has been field tested with bunches of worms for bait and found to be 100% effective.

         Only suitable for worms and small baits such as half a prawn or live or dead baits up to 2 -inch-long.

         Not suitable to use with big live or dead baits.  

 

 

Anti-gorge twig now available in three sizes:

 

Snig Twig (small) Strip of 12 twigs. Price 5.00 - freepost

Medium Twig Bag of 7 twigs. Price 5.00 - freepost

Big Twig Bag of 4 twigs. Price 5.00 - freepost

The Snig Twig was developed for eel angling… Initial trials were 100% successful but it has been found that this is not the case on some venues or with larger baits. This problem has been overcome by using a bigger twig when fishing for eels with great effect. A Big Twig was first used in Australia to catch longfin eels and catfish and then this Big Twig has been used back in the UK to catch eels, pike, perch and bream. A Medium Twig was then used to catch perch, eels, roach, bream chub and trout.


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      THE SNIG TWIG - An anti-gorge eel gag

 

The eel is in decline.

A deep hooked eel is likely to die. It has a main artery located at the back of its throat, just over inch from the corner of its mouth. If this is severed the eel will bleed to death.

The Snig Twig is long enough and sufficiently rigid to deter the eel from mouthing it.

Position the twig on the trace, up to inch away from the hook: any further away and the eel Can get the baited hook into its mouth at the corner and from there it may reach the back of its throat.

The twig can be used with any rig and will make the rig safe to the eel. Simple! And effective!

Use of the twig needs popularising for the sake of eel conservation and to make eel angling friendlier in the current times when recreational eel angling with rod and line is under threat.

 The snig twig has been field tested with bunches of worms for bait and found to be 100% effective. It is only suitable for worms and small baits such as half a prawn or live or dead baits up to 2 -inch-long. Not suitable to use with big live or dead baits. 

Suitable for float-fishing and ledgering for rudd, roach, bream, perch, dace, grayling etc. 

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A roach caught float-fishing with a smaller sized snig- twig

2/ The Medium Twig is suitable for use with larger baits and for larger mouthed species such as eels, perch, chub, trout and zander.

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3/ The Big Twig is for larger fish and larger baits e.g. Longfin eels and deadbait and livebait for pike. Very effective for catch and release sea fishing. Big chub. Catfish. Pike angling novices. Trials proved effective for pike up to 10lb. So far so good, but have not trialled on any bigger pike yet. Would need some longer ones for sharks!

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With the range of three sizes of twigs it is possible to match the twig to the species or size of fish; or to the type or size of bait. If the small size twig is not proving 100% effective and a fish is deep hooked it is possible to step up to a bigger size twig. Different options can be covered for different venues, baits, species, methods, rigs.

The twig is placed on the trace no more than inch away from the hook. Does this put off the fish and reduce the catch? …. No, I now use a twig all the time and still catch plenty of fish of all species. In nature, fish will pull an organism away from an obstacle it is stuck on to. All the critters that fish feed upon, have some mechanism such as a claw, hook, sucker or tail with which to cling on to weed, stick itself onto rocks, or bury into silt.

Does the larger size of twig put the fish off? … I have used both the big twig and medium twig for a few months now and I have gained confidence to the point that I will happily use a big twig with a small bait. It doesn’t deter the fish; they will try to tear the bait away from the obstacle (twig) and be hooked during the process.

I never would have believed it. Its uncanny that during my twenty odd years of intense eel fishing I have always been a stickler for the low-resistance, free-running rigs approach. I was never a fan of the bait-runner- engaged approach: too much resistance for my liking. And it was always an open bail arm for me, with no resistance as the line comes freely off the spool. And so, it is with some surprise that I find my eel angling approach has now morphed into a method of attaching my bait to a false snag (twig) and waiting for an eel to prise it away. It works! I wouldn’t use something that stopped me from catching. And of course, conservation-wise, I feel happier about fishing for eels with a twig on my line.

 

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