I use 3 on my leader,if you in the salt water its salt water rules. Any more than 3 spaced out you can,t cast very well. My mackerel rigs have 5 total.If this is a help? Give Fisheries and Oceans a call in Halifax when in doubt.Does anyone know how many hooks your allowed on your line to striper fish?
As far as Gov regs go it does....as far as we the people it doesn't...imhoNOW-ONE SHALL • angle in tidal waters for sportfish with more
than 1 fishing line or with a fishing line to
which more than 3 hooks are attached
• angle in tidal waters for non-sportfish with
more than 5 fishing lines or with a fishing line
to which more than 6 hooks are attached So I guess that you can fish for flounder with 5 lines and striped bass with 1. Does this make sense????