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Best Fishing - How to fish Prawns on a Hair Rig:

A stunning bait for Carp, Tench, Chub, Barbel and even Bream is Cooked Prawns. One of the best ways to fish them is on a hair rig. Here's How To Do It...

Cooked peeled prawns are not expensive and can be bought in bags of 200g to a kilo. I find that a bag of 500g is plenty for a day.

Set yourself up with a Korum Quick Stop on a hair rig (see step 2) and with whatever method you like whether it's Pole, Method, Paternoster etc.

The steps below were using a Method feeder on a paternoster with a Kamasan B911 Extra Strong size 16 spade end hook.

Step 1

Cooked Peeled Prawns and a Korum Quick Stop Baiting Needle...
Cooked Peeled Prawns and a Korum Quick Stop Baiting Needle

Step 2

 Set up a Quick Stop on a Hair Rig and insert the Baiting Needle as shown...
 Set up a Quick Stop on a Hair Rig

Step 3

Push the Quick Stop through the Prawn from the head end...
Push the Quick Stop through the Prawn

Step 4

Come through a little after mid way.
Notice the spade of the hook (eye if your using eyed hooks) is going to push into the prawn as the quick stop pushes right through...
Come through a little after mid way

Step 5

Ease the Quick Stop off the needle and pull the needle out...
Ease the Quick Stop off the needle

Step 6

Seat the bend of the hook into the head end of the prawn so that much of the bend is masked...
Seat the bend of the hook into the head end

Step 7

Now the the hook bait is sorted, here's what I do with the feeder...
Add a few prawns to the feeder...
Add a few prawns to the feeder

Step 8

Cover the feeder in method mix or your preferred groundbait...
Cover the feeder in method mix

Step 8

Mould the groundbait around the feeder...
READY TO FISH
Mould the groundbait around the feeder.