9 - SIGHT V SCENT
It’s very well documented that carp have great senses of smell/taste, and also that their eyesight is pretty good. I like to take advantage of this and make my fishing just that little bit more efficient by using food that they can find easily.
In coloured water carp use their sense of smell to find their food, and will use their eyes once they are close. In clear water their eyes are more important.
It’s similar to us when we switch the lights off and our other senses become more acute. If the water is coloured, increase the smell of your bait dramatically – it makes a massive difference.