View Full Version : Ifish 8 mm ring spanner

09-11-2011, 06:06 PM
Did anyone catch the episode today where Paul was at Arno Bay catching 95cm snapper with a 8mm ring spanner set up like a jig. Goes to show that thinking outside the box works sometimes.

09-11-2011, 06:56 PM
Saw that, thought I was going mad. is that all he had? No bait on the hook? just jigging with the ring spanner? unbelievable. Arno Bay is where I want to go for a trip one year. Thems some big snapps down there


10-11-2011, 08:08 AM
I reckon all that shows is people pay way too much attention to the glossy paint and packaging on "store bought" lures and stuff, if I think of it, I will take a photo of a jig I used to make back in about 1980ish for jigging kingfish, and guess what, it had the hook on a length of dacron, tied to the top split ring, so it dangled down, just like the "new" jigs of today, however, we only used that system in one location (because of snags) all other jigs were a more traditional treble on the bottom. Stand by for a photo tomorrow (I hope) couldn't get any simpler, just a length of stainless flat bar, 6' long and 1' wide, a hole in each end! no paint at all, very similar to a ring spanner?

10-11-2011, 08:15 AM
Yeah mike he didn't have any bait, just the hooks joined to the rings . I suppose anything shiny would have done the trick as it was such a hot bite. Good old Malcom Douglas would be proud as he used to catch trevs and such using anything he could find in the bottom of the boat.

And Noel i reckon it would be similar to the ring spanner, look forward to your pics.

10-11-2011, 08:41 AM
I remember as a young kid on the rocks at Culburra, watching men using lures made from spoons. They cut the handle off, drilled a hole at each end put kook through one hole and line the other side, used to catch tailor trevalley etc. Cheap as.


10-11-2011, 09:14 AM
just goes to show that lures are designed to catch fish(ermen).

10-11-2011, 09:56 AM
Absolutely insane.Still would rather loose a jig or two over my good snap-on's. LoL

10-11-2011, 02:49 PM
Wonder what I could catch on my bloody useless petrol hedge trimmer?
Damn thing belongs in the drink.

10-11-2011, 05:25 PM

Picture if the spanner.
lOl @ hedge trimmer.

10-11-2011, 08:37 PM
Like to see some one catch a snapper off Tweed with a ring spanner...LOL..LOL

10-11-2011, 10:04 PM
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Bigger fish with a bigger spanner...

Gon Fishun
10-11-2011, 10:31 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm . Sidchrome or Kingchrome.:gossip:

12-11-2011, 07:56 PM
On a similar note there was a fishing show on the ###### channel - Hook Line and Sinker - where they had a challenge using home made lures and caught a large tuna using a trolled lure made from a lead battery terminal and some hair he snipped from his dog (a collie I think). I think they caught trout also on a lure made from a spoon. There is a little bit of it on this video about 45 seconds in:


13-11-2011, 11:50 PM
cool , have caught plenty of kahawai (Australian salmon?) in good old noo zilund with the clear end of a bic biro , weighted at one end and trebled at the other

14-11-2011, 12:10 AM
When I went to Lucinda some years ago i went to all the op shops in hervey bay and brought every butter knife i could find, cut the knife end off, hole in each end of the handle part and a bit of reflective tape. We lost more fish than we caught and went through over 100 while we were there around the jetty!

14-11-2011, 09:16 PM
I always thought that bloke had a screw loose!!!!. But it turns out he is just nuts about fish!!!::);D


15-11-2011, 06:43 AM
I remember as a young kid on the rocks at Culburra, watching men using lures made from spoons. They cut the handle off, drilled a hole at each end put kook through one hole and line the other side, used to catch tailor trevalley etc. Cheap as.


Mike, still got one. I used to make them for chasing flatties. I might have to start using it again just for old times sake. There was a particular brand of teaspoon that worked better than most others for some reason.
Also for flatties had to leave part of the handle on to get the right amount of flutter.

15-11-2011, 07:09 AM
The boys on Fishwrecked (WA) had a few vids on their site years back,the more memorable ones were a Shifter with assist hook and a 6 oz snapper lead (no colour) with assist hook and no sweetener,catching good AJ's.

20-11-2011, 09:53 PM
it was more than 1 fish, he got about 7 or 8 in a row. check the vids
i hooked one myself in 2009 on a spanner, took me ages to get a hook up then a white pointer took my best 10mm spanner & my snapper.


21-11-2011, 05:26 PM
a split shot and the inside foil of a packet of smokes wrapped around a 1/0 or 2/0 great on tailor, bonito and mackies;)