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Fishing technique - 8 20lb carp in 5 hours on the zig rig

By Fishing your way, May 12 2015 08:52PM

Fishing your way are not putting this article together as something new. Zig-rig fishing has been around for a little while now, but the majority of anglers that I talk to haven't ever tried it. When asked why? It's usually a confidence thing... they're not comfortable with it. Zig rig fishing, at first glance, looks like a strange way to fish but I assure you that it is bloody deadly when done correctly.


I haven't really done that much zig rig fishing, so I decided to commit to only fishing with that technique the next time I went out... the results were outstanding. In a 5 hour session, I bagged 8 carp all in the 19lb - 24lb mark. A great session agnling. Here is all that I did...


I fired dog biscuits out using a 'spomb' in different areas of the lake until carp started feeding on the surface - that didn't take long at all. On this particular day, carp were feeding just off the point of an island that was on a gradual slope from 6 to 12 feet in depth. I set-up 2 zig rigs and set them both to 7 feet in depth. As I was using dog biscuits I wanted my hook bait to look similar. I used a 15mm pop-up boilie of similar colour that I chopped down to look like a dog biscuit. The diagram below shows the simple fishing tackle set-up used to fish the zig rig:


I fired dog biscuits out using a 'spomb' in different areas of the lake until carp started feeding on the surface - that didn't take long at all. On this particular day, carp were feeding just off the point of an island that was on a gradual slope from 6 to 12 feet in depth. I set-up 2 zig rigs and set them both to 7 feet in depth. As I was using dog biscuits I wanted my hook bait to look similar. I used a 15mm pop-up boilie of similar colour that I chopped down to look like a dog biscuit. The diagram above shows the simple fishing tackle set-up used to fish the zig rig:


I cast both rods to the area and caught carp with my hook bait anywhere between 1 - 3 feet below the surface of the lake. The runs from this depth of zig rig fishing are very aggressive and you need to always be ready to pull into the carp quickly. Basically, this is good fun!


You can see from the diagram how simple my fishing tackle set-up was. 12lb main line, into a safety lead clip with a 2.5oz lead, attached to 8lb hook line set to 7 feet depth into a size 10 (very sharp) hook with a chopped down brown Cell boilie on a super short hair as bait.





I really encourage you to give zig rig fishing a go...

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