SLAP, TAP AND CATCH SHALLOW
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NE tactic guaranteed to produce big weights in the warm weather is the pole up-in-the-water. keep carp near the surface, but they respond well to slapping the rig or tapping the water.
Slapping the rig involves rotating the rig a full 360 degrees over the pole-tip to bring it all back down again on the water’s surface, ‘slapping’ it. It often encourages immediate bites as fish come to the noise and find the bait falling.
Tapping the water with the pole-tip mimics the sound of feed hitting the water, and is best done with a very short line between the float and tip.
Finally, the most traditional way of laying the rig in horizontally amid the feed is best for silverfish, or if the carp are sitting deeper, over 3ft down, and not coming near the top to investigate noise.