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UKcarp magazine 45 aUgUst 2nd 2011put my plan into action. I needed a line clip on top of a long bankstick but I had nothing suitable. So I tied one of my bobbins, the sort with a built-in clip, to the top of one of my bivvy's tension bars. This was a bit of a bodged job but it might just work!The plan was to cast on to the far bank, pick the lead up and clip on a rig and PVA bag, and chuck it by hand to the edge of the pads to exactly the same spot I was casting to. The clever part of all this was that on the bank behind the pads would be a bankstick with a line clip attached. The line from the rig would go back past the edge of the pads and be pulled firmly into the clip on the bank. I would then go to the rod and carefully tighten the line to the clip, the idea being that I would have no line cutting through the swim. What's more, the pressure from the clip behind the pads would make the carp bolt away from the lilies rather than into them because the pressure of the line on the carp was now coming from completely the opposite direction.It was really weird seeing my line going over to the far bank above the water, just like a washing line, then dipping down to the side of the pads. I moved the other rods out of the area in an attempt to gain the confidence of the fish and get them feeding along the edge of the pads.It wasn't long before I could see them going backwards and forwards, occasionally dropping down to feed. Now that the line was not going through the swim they were miles more relaxed. What happened next was over in the blink of an eye, but I'll describe it in slow motion. First came a massive explosion right on the edge of the pads and my indicator hit the deck like a stone, then smashed into the rod again - which hooped over as a carp made off down the centre of the lake. After a brief but hectic fight a small double was resting in the bottom of the net. Everything had worked perfectly and the carp had felt the pressure of the clip and bolted away from the pads.Although what I did is all a bit of a pain to set up it's a great technique to try, and it certainly worked for me. I can imagine it coming in really handy on small waters where the carp are very line-savvy because this way you can fish the far margin without any line going through the water.My day went from strength to strength and I had several fish, all to my washing line rig. This definitely isn't a method I'd like to or need to use all the time - it's such hard work - but on those odd occasions when you need something different this really is the business. Thank you, Kerry Darringer! "First came a massive explosion right on the edge of the pads and my indicator hit the deck like a stone"The rig is 'cast' into position beside the lily pads. A cunning plan...No line in the water led to success.A nice result after I'd hung out my weird 'washing line' for the carp.