New to Carp fishing?

Carp fishing has always been a popular form of angling but it's demand has increased rapidly since the onset of Covid-19. Could this be due to people looking for a new hobby? Branching out from match or pleasure fishing?


If you're new to carp fishing or looking to get started, we're here to help!


Essentials for carp fishing (for beginners):


Rods (2 rod set up) - all rods should be 12-13ft in length with a test curve of 2.75 to 3 pounds.

  • We'd recommend a Sonic Vader Carp Rod (12ft, 3 pound test curve)

  • Reel - We'd recommend a Shimano Bait Runner 6000

  • Rod rest or Rod pod

  • Bite Indicator (alarm)

  • Landing Net - We'd recommend the NGT 42" landing net

  • Unhooking mat or cradle - for gold standard fish care we'd recommend a cradle (or both)

  • Weigh Sling

  • Bivvy (unless you've booked yourself a luxury lodge with direct access to the fishing lake!), Sleeping bag, camping mat, warm clothing!


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