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- Daiwa Crosscast EXT Carp Rods
- Carp Spirit Blax Carp Rods
- Free Spirit CTX Creeper Matt Finish Carp Rods
- Daiwa Powermesh Twin Tip Rods
- Daiwa Powermesh Barbel Rods
- Free Spirit Hi S 'XX' Black Edition Rod Range
- Sonik Vader X RS Carp Rods
- Nash Dwarf Abbreviated Rods
- Nash Dwarf Cork Rods
- Nash Dwarf Shrink Rods
- Nash Scope Cork Rods
- Free Spirit Hi S 220 Carp Rods
- Free Spirit CTX Matt Finish Carp Rods
- Fox Explorer Rods
- Spomb Rods
- Fox Horizon X4 Twin Tip Barbel Rods
- ESP Stalker Rods
- Fox EOS Barbel Specialist Rods
- Wolf X3K Series Carp Rod
- Daiwa Infinity EVO MT Carp Rod
- Daiwa Infinity MT AGS Carp Rod
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Carp Fishing Rods
Your fishing rod is an essential item when carp fishing, along with your reel. Here at Bristol Angling we stock a huge range of carp fishing rods to suit all different types of waters and different size fish from leading manufacturers including Free Spirit, Daiwa, Nash, Shimano and many more. Additionally, we also stock a range of rod accessories including rod pods and rod holdalls.
Rods for Carp Fishing
If you’re a keen angler and have your heart set on catching a prize-winning carp, then you’ll need to ensure you have the best carp fishing rod. However, no matter what type of carp rod you’re looking for we stock a huge range of carp fishing rods to suit every angler.
Choosing your Carp Fishing Rod
When deciding which rod to buy there are several key attributes you may wish to take into account.
The first and the most important is the test curve of the rod. If you are fishing at close range on small waters, then a 2.5lb or 2.75lb test curve is fine. However, if you are fishing a large gravel pit and need to cast a long way then a 3.25lb or 3.5lb is ideal. For medium size waters a 3lb test curve is ideal.
The basic rule of thumb is the further you need to cast, the heavier the test curve of the rod. If the fish in your lake are large or if the water is very weedy making it harder to land the fish once it’s hooked you may need to increase the test curve slightly.
Another thing that may influence the required test curve of the carp rod you choose is the need to cast a PVA bag. A PVA bag full of pellets and a lead can be quite heavy and therefore a larger test curve will help.
It may be helpful to know that the most popular test curve for fishing in this country is a 3lb test curve.
When choosing your carp rod, you may wish to consider the length of the rod. The traditional length of a carp rod is 12ft, however, there are also a variation of lengths now available on the market. If you’re looking for a long-distance casting rod than you may wish to get a 13ft rod. Alternatively, there are also a range of 6ft to 10ft length rods – great for getting your rod into smaller gaps.
Carp Fishing Rods at Bristol Angling
No matter what type of carp rod you’re after we have an extensive range here at Bristol Angling. Additionally, we have knowledgeable and friendly team members who are all keen anglers themselves, on hand to help you find the perfect carp fishing rod for you. Browse our range of carp rods below or feel free to get in touch with one of our team members for more information on what carp rod is best for you and your requirements.