A basic running paternoster ledger is suitable for most still water conditions at all distances. The further you wish to cast the bigger the weight you use. Simplicity in itself and almost tangle free.
Thread the main line (12lb) through a swivel, a bead and then attach to the swivel a pre made steel wire snap tackle. (A good time to use the grinner knot). Always use semi barbless hooks using the barbs to hold the dead bait on. Make sure that the link line is of a lesser strength than the main line so that if you are unfortunate enough to get snagged you lose the lead rather than leaving a fish with a hook in it.