4 Successful Carp Rigs You Should Try This Spring

Spring Rigs

This week, we take a look at the most successful and popular rigs to use in the spring months.

With longer daylight, carp will be starting to wake up and starting to feed, so we thought it would be great time to talk about the best rigs to use at this time of the year.

Although they will be starting to feed it’s always good to start a spring session with a small amount of free offerings. Using rigs that are not too obvious, that can be picked up with by shy sluggish carp and can give you a good hook hold, would be an effective rig to use this spring.

Thanks for checking out this guide and let’s get started…

The Chod Rig

The chod rig is the ideal rig especially if you don’t know what lake bottom you’re fishing over. A great rig for silky, choddy and light weed lake bottoms and presents itself very well, ready for the fish to pick it up. There are so many variations of this rig but we believe the most effective way to fish the chod rig is to fish is naked (no leader) with a semi slack line and a short chod rig.

If you like to know the list of items to make this rig please click here,
which will take you to the useful links section below this guide.

The Ronnie Rig

The Ronnie rig is a pop up rig that sits not as obvious on the lake bottom which is great for capturing those cautious big carp. It also offers great hooking properties and has very flexible presentation on the lake bottom. It can be a little complicated to tie at first but can be very effect for big carp so it’s all worth the learning curve.

If you like to know the list of items to make this rig please click here,
which will take you to the useful links section below this guide.

Balanced Rig

A very popular rig with lots of well-known anglers. The balanced rig (may have other names) is a semi buoyant rig with a longish hair and can be set to sink a different speeds depending on what lake bottom you are fishing on.

The balanced rig is essentially a 6-9inch hair rig, long hair, a single buoyant bait like a pop up boilie and a shot to sink the rig. Use a larger shot for quick sinking and a smaller shot for slow sinking if you’re fishing over weed or debris. Ideally use a semi stiff hooklink material so if the rig is blown out of the way by a fish it will reset the presentation of the rig, ready for a fish to pick it up.

If you like to know the list of items to make this rig please click here,
which will take you to the useful links section below this guide.

IQ D-Rig

The IQ D-Rig is a great bottom bait rig which has excellent hooking properties. It’s fairly simple to tie and works great with a single boilie or boilie and plastic corn combo. Great rig for a casting at distance due to the semi stiffness of the IQ fluorocarbon hooklink. This rig has been made famous by Korda’s Danny Fairbrass and other well-known anglers and is one of their favourite all rounder bottom bait rigs to use especially in spring.

If you like to know the list of items to make this rig please click here,
which will take you to the useful links section below this guide.

Conclusion

Thanks for reading our top carp rigs to use this spring. If you have any questions or if you have any favourite rigs you like to use this time of the year then please share them in the comments below.

If you would like to read more guides like this please check out our tackle reviews, tackle guide and carp fishing tips.


Useful links section

Items you will need to make a Chod Rig

Items you will need to make a Ronnie Rig

Items you will need to make a Balanced Rig

Items you will need to make a IQ D Rig

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