I am a newbie to fishing in general starting in August 2013 at the age of 51. Although a late starter I really enjoy the time at the bank. I have been mainly fishing for Carp on my Preston Mini Carp 10ft rod on a feeder either Banjo or normal. Best catch so far is 19lb 7oz.
But I want to try for the bigger fish. I have 2 x Daiwa Whisker DF rods with 3.25 test curve with 2 x Daiwa Crossfire 5500 LBA reels and 2 x Fox M+ Alarms
What I would like to know is:
1. What variety of leads would be recommended? (Commercial Fisheries)
2. What variety of rigs would be recommended? (Commercial Fisheries)
The rigs and the leads would be purchased online.
Any information would be greatly appreciated please
With such heavy rods you can easily handle any lead you could buy but I would say 2-3oz. Experiment to see which give you the best casting. As for rigs, stick with a hair rig until you get used to it and then experiment. My favourite is a KD rig. Give it a try with a 12mm bottom bait and 8mm popup (snowman style)