er im not to sure on the bottom as its a new place. I am pretty sure its silt and quiet weedy. carp from 7lb-35lb, fair few cattys in there aswell. Bait will be mainline tiger nut pop up, fusion pop up and freezers, spicy chicken pop ups, 14mm pellets or spicy tuna and sweet chilli shelf lifes. Got about a kilo of hemp aswell(plain)
15lb mono (due to the cats)
braided hooklink 25lb ish
6 or 8 wide gaps KD style as your fishing popups
crushed boilie in a stick, see my rig below which i used last week, my water was also new and was muddy and slighty weedy, landed 13 to 29lb 12oz. the pic below is a bottom bait though, but still KD rig and a stick to protect the hook in weed / silty bottom.
i would also advise (IMO, works for me well) a good choice of boilie and a good spread of them fishing a single with a PVA bag, rig below..again both KD, but with these i attached the boilie onto the hair through the PVA rather than hooking the bag on the hook. once i attached the boilie i hooked the hook into the bag to straighten the hair, so i know on the cast the hair wont wrap about the hook shank.
you put the hair through the boilie just as you would normally and attach it with a hair sop, only difference is, the boilie is in PVA mesh... really no difference at all, and keeps everything neat and effective