When the whiting are touchy, why not try using a Neptune Whiting Smacker.
A very popular and economical rig that features the well known Neptune Circle Hooks. Simply add your required weight sinker to the bottom and you're set
Can be used as they are, or add an additional temptation by putting a small strip of squid or pip cockle on the hook.
Also commonly used for other species including flathead, salmon, tailor etc.
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