In recent years this match has been either pole to hand and feeder for roach and skimmers but that has changed this year. Now it is speci gear, you need carp poles and strong feeder gear. What has happened is the river has sen a big influx of big bream (up to 8lbs +) and big hybrids (up to 6lbs). The Bann is famous for these fish but they went missing a few years ago, but now they are back. Should throw up a few big weights !!!