The feeding routes of the oldest fish often have many obstacles, providing a varied food source and sense of security. So you should fish near these obstacles, ideally between two feeding areas. These areas are easier to identify in rivers, since carp generally feed swimming against the current along the banks. Larger carp are also more often found in deeper water, no doubt again for safety.
As you are in a feeding area, there is no need to use large amounts of bait. The quality and visibility of your boilie bait are the most important factors. Baiting in a round plate pattern with your rig in the centre is recommended in this case.
Example of round plate pattern baiting, using a soluble bag or by hand from a boat or near the water’s edge.
When there is mass baiting, smaller fish in the shoal compete ferociously, making them hurl themselves at the bait. The big carp remain just outside the area, observing the frenzy. They will come and finish off what is left once calm has been restored. In this case, we recommend you position your rigs in the surrounding area and be careful to make sure they are discreet.