Top tips for to get the best out of zig rigs

When the sun is shin­ing carp will sit in the up­per lay­ers. Learn how to tar­get them with zig rigs to keep your alarms scream­ing through­out the ses­sion...

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GET­TING your brain round the con­cept of zig rigs is per­haps the most im­por­tant as­pect of this tac­tic. The me­chan­ics of it can be a bit of a head­scratcher, but we are here to help over­come this men­tal block. How could a sus­pended piece of un­flavoured foam pos­si­bly catch the at­ten­tion of a big carp swim­ming in thou­sands of gal­lons of wa­ter? Well, it can, and it does. Time after time, zig rigs ac­count for big fish and big hits of fish. If you are not con­vinced, just pop along to Bri­tain’s most-pro­lific carp wa­ter, Dray­ton Reser­voir in Northamp­ton­shire, and see how the ma­jor­ity of suc­cess­ful an­glers are fish­ing. Zigs are a cu­rios­ity to carp, and when an an­i­mal with­out hands wants to in­ves­ti­gate it’s likely to use its mouth. In ad­di­tion to this, carp also spend the ma­jor­ity of their time up in the wa­ter away from the lakebed and of­ten feed on sus­pended par­ti­cles and bugs, which zigs seek to repli­cate.

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