Jon Mann talks about his go-to bottom bait presentation, which is stiff, straight, strong and boasts a super-sharp hook – no wonder it works so well!
Kodex angler Mark Foster gives us the low-down on his winter tactics.
Winter carp fishing has its disadvantages. It is cold, muddy, and offers fewer captures and daylight hours. However, carp are generally at their peak weight and condition, the banks are quieter, and there is a better choice of swims.
Most people put far too much emphasis on rigs, says Kev Hewitt.
With so many rigs out there, it seems many anglers are keen to try and come up with the new all-singing all-dancing carp catching wonder rig with bells on top!
Sometimes, in order to suit certain situations, a change of rig is needed, and Oli Bowles has a perfect example
When winter comes and the fishing starts to slow down, there is only one bait I really turn to, and that’s the humble maggot.
I like to use bunches of maggots so I don’t have to drop my hook size at all. I’m a fan of big hooks all year round, and when using quantities of maggots, I also like to ‘match the hatch’ and use them as hookbaits.