Surface Fishing Tackle System
- The Product & Hints.
Carpwizard carp fishing float pack comprises:-
off Carpwizard float
off spool 50m 15lb BS Line (7kg)
off Hooks size 4 eyed barbless
off Ledger stops
off Tin of Muscilin line grease
off pads for grease application
Carpwizard carp fishing float tackle system is manufactured in
the UK to the highest standards, in two upper body colours, in
yellow or brilliant orange, the lower body is black in all versions.
These can be purchased either as individual floats or there is
a double pack available consisting of both colour floats and one
set of the items listed above, or two yellow or two orange as
to use the Carpwizard carp fishing float;
Thread the line through from the back of the float.
2) Put the line-stop on the line and tie on the hook
3) Adjust stop to allow bait to just touch the surface
4) Grease line to ensure it floats We recommend a high breaking
strain line be used (remember that the fish can no longer see
the line) of at least 15 LB BS (8 kg).
easiest method of using the carpwizard is to fish downwind and
is absolutely ideal for those ponds where the carp will take in
open water. Use bread, mixer or whatever your favourite surface
feed encourager may be and fish with the Carpwizard in the mix
as it is blown across the water. Recently customers are having
good results with Boilies (look for Irish Country Meadow on EBay).
fishing feeding techniques vary from water to water and where
they will take in open water in one pond, the next may well be
in the margins only. Margins are easy to fish with the Carpwizard,
use the same encourager (bread, mixer), cast the Carpwizard parallel
to the bank, a short distance out and allow the wind to blow the
float into the baited area. This keeps the disturbance to a minimum.
floating bait that appeals to carp may be used with any
hook formation. In some cases the fish may only be taking
just under the surface and the carpwizard can easily cope
with this. Just lengthen the hook leader and use a bait
that sinks so that it is presented a few inches below
the surface, good results have been produced with Boilies.
detection is simple, the top of the Carpwizard is a bright colour
(orange, yellow) and the underside is black. When watching the
float and the colour suddenly changes to black, STRIKE. The Carpwizard
may also be used to catch other fish, especially chub. It will
allow the bait to be drifted downstream under those awkward trees
and obstructions, presenting the bait in a more realistic manner.
you find any other fishing methods that work using the Carpwizard,
please let us know and we will include them on our website with
your name. We would like to hear your experiences of using the
float and let us know what you have caught with it - pictures
carp will attack the float as if trying to drive it away from the
bait and this can appear to be a take. Carp will often make false
runs at the bait with much splashing and surface swirls, always
wait for the float to dip before striking! Soft crumb bread is the
common bait that has proved itself over the years.
we reccommend 15 lb BS line, and size 4 hooks, some carp anglers
may wish to use a lighter hook leader and a smaller hook. This can
easily be done by attaching the lighter line and smaller hook AFTER
the line stop.
float can also be used with a hair rig for dog biscuit or mixer
baits, or could also be used with a boilie under the surface,
although we have not tried this particular bait and method ourselves.
may also be occasions when the carp are close to the surface,
but not actualy taking off it. We have found that by lengthening
the hook leader, pinching on some soft crumb and wetting it so
that it sinks, the bait can be presented some 6 inches below the
surface, which can often produce good results.
Most carp anglers would probably
agree with the statement 'the most exciting way of catching carp
is 'off the top'', for this method enables the angler to see all
of the action as it happens. From the first 'bulge' near the bait,
the ripples as the fish circles it, to the 'take', there is a
great sense of excitement and anticipation, and if the strike
is right, culminating in hooking, playing and landing the fish.
It all sounds so easy, but is it? Carp have had great wisdom and
cunning attributed to them, and carp anglers with the experience
of days and nights ledgering with no luck, will certainly agree
that they are wily fish.The usual methods of fishing 'off the
top', are some form of controller float or freelining, but these
methods do have their limitations. The controller float enables
quite long casts to be made, but leaves line trailing on the surface
between the float and the bait, and with freelining, the casts
are not of any distance as there is not much weight in the bait,
so stalking is necessary to get within range.The drawback with
both of these methods is the line trailing on the surface from
the bait, which is frequently detected by the fish as it approaches,
causing the fish to rise short or it just turns away.
Most surface anglers have had
the experience of their bait being in the middle of their free
offerings, with all the 'freebies' being taken, but the bait being
left, the line is the giveaway. Having identified the problem,
we, at Carp Wizard set about solving it, and we did try a lot
of things, and we mean a lot. Champagne corks, old pike floats,
cork balsa and plain wood were all tried over a period of years,
with varying success rates. We caught carp quite regularly, but
there always seemed to be a slight problem with the robustness
that would not allow us to bring it to the market, and it took
three years to find the right materials and produce the finished
We have caught literally hundreds
of carp with this float in its final design state, msde in the
UK to the highest construction standards, it should last a lifetime,
solve the problem of telltale line on the surface and improve
the catches of all those anglers who enjoy taking carp 'off the
top. Bernie Orwin - One of the Carpwizard inventors.
by Carpwizard Limited, UK.
Carpwizard carp fishing float has a full patent (Number 2 280
830), and is legally protected by patent insurance.