Carp Rig (Pole)

A very effective rig for fishing big baits such as sweet corn luncheon meat and pellet on those fisheries which house the smaller resident carp. A powerful carp pole is really essential with an elastic of no less than size 10.

It is a good idea to use a brand name carp float for both strength and high visibility. Set the rig up so that the bulk of the shot is near to the bottom regardless of it being a string of shot or an ollivette. Use a strong hook which is the appropriate size for the bait you are using. Size 14 holds a small cube of luncheon meat nicely. If the fish are hard to come by use the pole cup for both consistency in amounts of bait and accuracy.