It is amazing the amount of fishermen who avoid fishing in the weed. Fish naturally use weed, not only for food but also for cover and their home. There are times when it is nonsensical to fish anywhere else but in the weed, as this is where the fish are.
Here at a local lake I had the whole of the bottom half of the water to myself. Other fishermen sat at the opposite side of the lake motionless behind their armada of rods and electronic bite alarms. Fishing on the surface, a bag of chum mixer, my trusty old Richard Walker Mark IV, I took numerous Carp to 5lb while the fishermen at the bottom half of the lake which was clear of weed caught nothing.