I have selected a small feeder with a
20 g weight. The smaller size requires me to cast more frequently, as the maggots will empty within a minute or two. The weight lets me cast with an easy, controlled lob, rather than having to force it out. It also settles on the bottom very quickly, allowing me to tighten the line swiftly. After a run of early roach, a nice carp fills me with optimism. I would expect to catch mainly 12 oz to 1 lb F1s, but there are also carp of 2-4 lb here, which help boost nets. It is important to use a robust, simple rig, to avoid hook link spin or tangles during the session.