Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

EVEN though you’re fish­ing deep, I’ve found light rigs are best for this tac­tic. By fish­ing a light rig I can fish through the water’s lay­ers and not just at 6ft, which can be a huge ben­e­fit when fish­ing for big skim­mers in par­tic­u­lar. These fish they have a habit of tak­ing the bait on the drop so a nice slow-fall­ing hook­bait will help fool them.

Carp hand tend to feed very dif­fer­ently and of­ten suck the hook­bait in when it’s static and sus­pended straight un­der the float, so don’t worry if you haven’t had a bite by the time your rig has set­tled.

I ac­tu­ally like to set up at least two rigs so that I can search the depths of the peg prop­erly.

For in­stance, if I plumb up and find the peg is 9ft deep then I will set rigs up at 7ft and 5ft to al­low me to work the swim.

On top of that I will also set a rig for fish­ing on the bot­tom, just in case I opt to start on the deck as is of­ten the case.

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