pellet rig is a basic carp rig but stepped up to withstand the abrasive
teeth of the catfish. I use either 20lb amnesia or kevlar braid for
the hook length. This is tied to a size two extra strong hook using
a knottless knot creating a hair long enough to hold two or three large
pellets. This rig is fished using a free running lead with a large running
When fishing close to the near margins replace the heavy lead with a few swan shots on a link ledger. This creates a very efficient rig with almost no resistance. Although catfish are predators with large mouths they can still be very finiky when feeding, so if a bait is picked up but there is too much resistance the catfish may well drop it and move on.