During the colder months, Carp act a lot differently to how they ussually do, they turn docile and a lot less active. As a result when they do feed it will be different to usual meaning your usual rigs may not land as much fish. Here you can figure out what to change in order to land more fish

Shorten Your Rigs.

Short rigs means quicker contanct to the lead. This is perfect or winter fishing as the carp are feeding a lot less aggressively. As a result you want the fish to come into contact with the lead as quick as possible and there is no better way to do this than shorter rigs!

Up Your Lead Size

As the carp won't be feeding as aggressively you want a heavier lead. In the warmer months when the carp are feeding hard, they come into contact with the lead so quickly that the lead will give you a better bolt affect. Because they're feeding more subtley in the winter you want a bigger lead to increase the chance of having a good hook hold. I ussualy use 3.5oz / 4oz leads in the winter.

Sharp Hooks!

With carp feeding subtley, you want a hook which is going to hit home easily. Sharpend hooks will definetly aid in this as the point will be thinner meaning it can hook with less resistance.