Braid can be the kiss of death for a fish in snaggy waters as the braid will most likely cut into underwater branches rather than "flow" over it like mono can.
Use decent strong line, I use 24lb 0.35mm control mono from pbproducts and can honestly say its the best line I've used in 30+ years of fishing.
Stay locked up, reel drags tight, tight lines and absolutely no baitrunners.
Strong banksticks or even better a goal post set up (as shown below).
Never a rod pod, these can get pulled over by an angry carp.
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