Choose an elastic that isn’t too strong for skimmers, but is just powerful enough to land bonus carp. The 8/10 Ozone Hollow is ideal. scene, regardless of whether he catches something or not. That’s a good enough for me.
After a good chat, he had to pack up, to collect his kids, and I went back to my swim, where I decided on a change of tactics.
The carp were clearly up in the water. The trouble was, I had left all my floater gear at home. I did, however, have some zig rigs with me, so I set up a couple.
To embrace the conditions, I decided to catapult some
PVA mesh bags of Nash Riser pellets out towards the middle of the lake. For an added kick, I squirted some Goo onto the bags, and it didn’t take long for the carp to begin slurping.
I had one dropped take on a zig rig suspended just a foot below the surface, but most of the carp showed interest in the surface fished zig baits.
The fish were cute, however, and my presentation wasn’t ideal. A controller float would have led to some more positive takes, as proved by the lads on the opposite bank, who continued to catch a few fish.
Meanwhile, Shawn was still catching a skimmer a bung, and he had also hooked and landed a small carp.
I was getting frustrated, so I demanded that Shawn and I swapped, and he duly obliged. I sat on his box and proceeded to