Find your perfect carp rod
We often get asked, ‘which is the best carp rod for me?’ The truth is, for all the advice we can give you, in the end, the only person that can decide that for you is you. What we can help with, however, is presenting a huge range of carp rods to choose from, to give you every opportunity to find your dream carp rod. For this reason, we stock a large selection of rods to suit every angler’s needs and budget. We also have some big-name items like Nash, Shimano and Wychwood rods. So whether you are just starting out and looking for a relatively inexpensive set up or you are a hard-core angler, we have a rod that will suit your needs.
Carp fishing is quickly becoming the most popular type of fishing, and the fishing industry has responded by pumping out a plethora of rods and reels specifically for the job. One of the main reasons carp rods are more popular is due to the casting potential; A good carp rod will allow you to cast out more than four or five times further than using a pole. There is a lot of carp fishing equipment available including bivvies, bite alarms & carp beds - but a good quality carp rod is the most important tackle you can have for catching the fish of a lifetime.
Carp Rod Variety
Here at Fishing Republic, we employ many enthusiastic carp fishermen that only offer carp rods that we know work. We also have categories for all budgets with carp rods starting as low as £25.
Carp rods can range between 10ft to 13ft. The question of which length is best for you can normally be answered in-store, where you can ask to test rods to determine the length and weight that feels best to you. Generally, a good baseline for length is 12ft. This gives you a good casting distance while maintaining control over larger fish.
Carp rods are sorted by test curve, though a rod between 2.5ib and 2.75ib should be sufficient for most waters. If you’re not sure, ask one of our expert staff members in store about the local waters and the appropriate weight to get the most out of your sessions. As a rule of thumb, it takes an expert pair of hands to deal with some of the heavier test curves, mainly those upwards of 2.75ib.
Finally, when you are browsing our carp rod collection, it may be worth considering a marker or spod rod which can be used within a three rod setup. Spod rods offer the benefit of having a higher test curve than the standard carp rods, so these are designed for casting out heavy spods. Marker rods slightly differ - these are used to place a marker for when you are casting into open water.
Our expert staff here at Fishing Republic are happy to help you with any queries you may have on choosing your carp rod, so please get in touch with our Customer Service Team.
If a carp rod isn’t quite what you’re looking for, feel free to check out the rest of our online shop. We have many more fishing rods available from all disciplines, from Coarse rods, to Fly rods, to sea rods, to predator rods.
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