FIVE POLE RIGS YOU NEED
Master these five rigs and you’ll be covered for any situation and species you’re likely to face...
1 Shallow rig
A simple rig for fishing in the top 3ft of water. It uses a small dibber float, which has a thick top, enabling you to present baits such as pellets and meat without sinking the bristle.
2 Deck rig
Ideal for fishing on the bottom in open water, when the depth is over 3ft. Use it for fishing pellets, meat or corn, potting or throwing in bait by hand. It’s a very versatile set up, which will cover several situations and species.
3 Island / margin rig
A shallow water rig for carp and F1s in 3ft of water or less – a depth you’ll usually find across to an island feature, or tight to your own bank. Plumb up carefully and fish an inch overdepth.
4 Roach rig
This is a fine pole rig for small fish such as roach, which is slightly different to a carp rig. Roach feed in the bottom 2ft of water on canals and rivers, as opposed to just hard on the bottom, so this rig is tailored to catching throughout this zone of water. It uses much finer floats and tackle than a rig for carp.
5 Deep rig
When faced with a deep venue, or a windy day, creating lots of tow on the water, try this set-up to present the bait as still as you can on the deck.