That was where Samantha caught her first carp and then she was hooked. She’s caught carp from two different continents and goes to France a number of times a year. Her UK PB is 44lb 12oz. She is sponsored by Realtree, Diamond weights, TF Gear and Quest Baits
The Chod RigThe Chod Rig has to be one of most favoured long distance rigs. Its presentation could be described as second to none.
The Chod rig was designed for fishing over silty bottoms or over debris but works well when fishing single hookbaits at long distance.
The workings of the rig are simple; the stiff material is positioned to keep the hook up at all times and will run along the leader until it hits the 10mm boilies. This will allow the lead to go into the silt and the rig to stay on top of the lake bed.
If you have ever watched carp feed over a bed of bait they tilt up and down therefore giving the Chod one of the best hookholds I’ve ever seen.
As you can see it is finished off with some personal preferences. I choose to use crimps instead of knots for my stiff link, allowing me to make it as long or short as required. The leader is ESP lead core, which I prefer to splice myself, usually being about 3ft long and finished off with a 3oz Diamond weight.
The components you need
ESP Stiff Rig (20lb)