You wouldn’t think that carp are finicky eaters—and they’re typically not. But like any game fish they do have preferences—and in areas where there’s a lot of fishing pressure some carp may be shy biting. In truth, if you want to maximize your carp catch, then it’s important to use the right bait and present it in the right way. But you don’t need to know advanced carp rigs to catch carp—knowing some basic, easy to make rigs will do the trick.
Most people who have explored carp fishing have heard of the hair rig. It’s certainly one of the more popular fishing rigs dedicated almost exclusively to carp fishing. But there are many fishing rigs that are effective for catching carp. Each rig is a little different. Each rig has is own advantages. The carp rig you choose will depend on the size of carp you want to target, where your fishing, weather and local conditions. Below are the most popular fishing rigs that are proven carp catchers.