Sonubaits make a huge variety of pellets. I am particularly fond of their
which I specifically use for method feeder fishing. I would recommend using the 2 mm -sized pellets as these can be soaked for two or three minutes and then used with method feeders that utilise a mould to attach the pellets.
I am a massive fan of sonubait's, I use several of their products including ground bait and pellets. Another product I would highly recommend is their
. If you fish small commercial waters where the carp are fairly small then this is what you should be using to give extra flavour to your ground bait and pellets. The stuff smells gorgeous, if you like vanilla ice cream then you will like this stuff. I'm sure the carp love it as well, it seemed to give me the edge using it, I could definitely tell the difference when I didn't have it added to my pellet mix.
There's nothing more exciting than catching carp from the surface. There are several companies that produce tackle that especially made for the job. Fox produce some really good quality tackle which you can buy from eBay
When you are surface fishing for carp it's very important that you do your utmost to disguise not only your hook link, but also your main line which can easily spook carp. Fox have designed a floater mainline that will address all these issues.
Fox also produce line that is made especially for hook links.
I been using
center>for a couple of years now and they are awesome. Because of the shape they are very good for hooking soft floating pellets. Alternatively, create a hair rig using the same hook and use them with your fake imitation mixer dog biscuits like I do.
The hooks come in various sizes, I would recommend size 10 if you are surface fishing using floaters, or imitation dog biscuits on a hair rig. If you are using bread then go for a size 6.