Noooo. I fish a reasonably clear and shallowish venue for silvers and the odd bream with a raised bank at the back of you. If you fish any heavier you risk ruining your swim/losing fish when you hook a flying skimmer or slab.
The only down side is there are lots of carp which don't always break the light hooklengths when they go tearing off. Elastic bottoms out and boom. I haven't had it happen since I switched back to a stonfo so I put it down to the dacron cutting through the elastic while under extreme tension.