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Rig for floatfishing close to islands and features

This float rig is ideal when casting tight to an island to catch the carp that patrol around its margins. As you will be casting to a feature you can actually use this rig with the line clipped up because a hooked fish will not be able to swim away from you - it can only swim to the side ...

  • Rigs
  • Float rigs
  • 11 December 2014

Groundbait feeder rig for river barbel, chub and bream

This simple yet very effective feeder fishing rig is perfect for catching river barbel, chub and bream. It’s easy to make and can be used in deep sluggish rivers through to fairly shallow and swift flowing rivers. The beauty of this rig is that it can be used to catch all of our larger river species, providing you use an ...

  • Rigs
  • Feeder rigs
  • 17 September 2014

How to tie a Chod rig for fishing silty venues

When fishing for carp over very silty lakes, it is essential to choose a set-up that ensures your rig will not get buried in the soft silt and ruin an otherwise good presentation. And the best rig for this is the Chod rig. It was specifically designed for just this sort of fishing. The chod has proved to be very ...

  • Rigs
  • Carp rigs
  • 03 September 2014

How to tie a Zig rig to catch carp mid-water

The zig-rig is a devastating rig for catching carp when they are feeding high in the water, in mid-water and feeding right on the surface. It works around the same principle as a standard semi-fixed bolt rig – the only difference is the length of the hooklength. The lead set-up is very simple. Here it comprises a large swivel lead attached ...

  • Rigs
  • Carp rigs
  • 11 July 2014

In-line Method feeder rig for carp, bream and tench

The Method feeder is a devastating item of tackle for the commercial carp angler as it not only attracts fish to the swim, but it’s easy to use and easy to catch fish with!To create this rig you’ll need to thread an in-line Method feeder upon your strong mainline – between 8lb and 12lb is ideal. Next thread a small ...

  • Rigs
  • Feeder rigs
  • 28 May 2014

How to tie the rocket feeder rig for carp near the surface

The Rocket Feeder only entered the fishing world a couple of seasons ago and it certainly made an impact. It works around the same principle as a spod whereby loosefeed is cast out within a rocket-shaped device to feed a swim accurately at range, but here there’s a baited hook attached. The Rocket Feeder itself is a small conical plastic ...

  • Rigs
  • Float rigs
  • 28 May 2014

How to make a surface controller rig for floater fishing

Fishing for carp off the top with a surface controller rig is perhaps one of the most exciting ways to catch carp. You can see them patrolling the upper layers looking for food, and that can send the adrenaline levels off the scale as the huge barrel-like shapes approach your hookbait. But, although it’s an exciting technique, it’s incredibly frustrating ...

  • Rigs
  • Carp rigs
  • 06 May 2014

Tying a snowman rig for catching big carp

All big-carp anglers are searching for that extra-special trick that can lead to another huge carp landed. One great way to do this is to combine a pop-up boilie with a bottom boilie and present a snowman rig. Why is it called a snowman rig? You only need to look at the diagram and you can see – the bait ...

  • Rigs
  • Carp rigs
  • 05 March 2014

How to fish for commercial carp using a splasher waggler rig

The splasher waggler has taken the match world by storm this last couple of seasons, accounting for some absolutely massive hauls. It’s a great way to fish too as it’s a very active method when fished correctly as you will be feeding, casting, retrieving and playing fish all the way through the day. It works on the principle that sound ...

  • Rigs
  • Float rigs
  • 05 March 2014

How to tie a simple helicopter rig for specimen fishing

The helicopter rig forms the basis of the vast majority of big carp fishing set-ups used by specimen anglers. It’s incredibly simple to create and its fish-safe too. This means that if the rig is created properly, a fish is hooked and the mainline breaks or the lead becomes snagged, the lead and line will eject from the rig. You ...

  • Rigs
  • Carp rigs
  • 05 March 2014

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