SURFACE CONTROLLER RIG
Carp much prefer to spend their time basking up in the water on hot and sunny days rather than feeding on the deck. Surface fishing is the best way to catch them in this situation. Make sure you use a long hooklink of at least 6ft and as small a hook as possilble. A size 10 or 12 is about right.
A small piece of black foam is an ideal zig hookbait as it resembles a hatching insect The float enables you to adjust the height of the hookbait and creates a bolt effect The mainline runs through a large metal ring that enables the float to rise, even in weed Make sure you use a lead that is heavy enough to anchor the buoyant zig float Banding the hook to the floater like this keeps it tight to the shank and perfectly poised to hook the fish Using two beads between the float and hooklink helps act as a buffer and also protects the swivel knot It’s vital to get the fish feeding well on freebies before casting out your baited controller rig