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Carp can be big... very big! With this in mind, you need a reel which will hold lots of line, perform silently and smoothly yet give you the power you need to reel in that big one. Our specialist selection of Carp fishing reels has been designed to allow you to capture that specimen without fear of mechanical failure, something you have to be wary of with low quality reels.

Carp Fishing Reels

At Gerry's of Morecambe we have a large selection of different carp fishing reels, including Daiwa big pit reels and Shimano Baitrunner reels. You can choose the reel that best suits your angling preferences and one with features that will help to enhance your carp fishing capabilities. Whether you want a big pit reel to land a monster catch, or something a little more all-round that will match any carp fishing needs, we offer competitive rates and enable our customers to buy securely online or by visiting the Gerry's shop.

Big Pit Reels

Big pit carp reels are based on sea fishing reels that were used when anglers needed to reach maximum casting distance from the beach. They have made the transition to coarse fishing and, in particular, to carp fishing because the extra power that they afford to the angler makes catching specimen fish easier. Many big pit reels also have a freespool function; a system that offers an additional drag system at the flick of a switch. You can buy high quality Daiwa big pit reels as well as models from Shimano. Big pit carp reels are ideally suited to large fishing venues, large waters, and to catching large specimen fish.

Match Reels

There is a very large selection of match reels available, many of which are designed for casting short to medium distances. They are used for float fishing as well as for spinning, and as well as expensive models, you can also buy inexpensive and budget models that are ideal for use by beginners.

Match carp fishing reels are best suited to smaller waters, offer precision casting, and are ideal carp reels for anglers of all skill levels.

Free Spool Reels

Free spool carp reels, which have become more commonly known as baitrunner reels, are any type of reel that have a freespool function. Shimano baitrunner reels started the trend, and were the first to adopt the baitrunner name, but you can also buy freespool reels from the likes of Daiwa. The freespool function can be manually engaged by flicking a switch, which allows a hooked fish to swim away freely. By disengaging the function, you can then strike and then use the standard drag function that is found on most carp fishing reels. Free spool reels have become very popular, especially with those anglers that use rod tripods and rests because they prevent the rod from being pulled into the water. Allowing the first to take the bait also means that the bait is swallowed further, so the carp is truly on the line before you strike and start trying to reel it in.

Carp Reels For Beginners

Free spool reels are the preferred option with many anglers, including the more experienced carp fisherman as well as the novice. They really can increase the chances of landing a bite, whether you are fishing for smaller 10lb or larger 40lb specimen fish. What's more, they don't have to be expensive. Both Daiwa and Shimano offer a selection of these types of reel for under £100, which means that you can be sat by the water with high quality tackle and carp fishing equipment without having to break the bank.

Choosing Carp Fishing Reels

There are many functions and features to consider when buying carp fishing reels. In order to ensure that you buy a reel that will work best on your fishing trips, you should consider the type and size of fish that you want to catch, the water that you will be fishing, and both your fishing expertise and the frequency that you go fishing.

If you only fish small waters, then you need to question whether you really require a big pit carp reel, or whether something more standard will suffice. Determine whether you intend to land specimen fish or are happier with smaller samples. Finally, if you are only just starting out, or you only fish infrequently, then there isn't really any need to splash out on expensive carp fishing reels with all of the latest features and functions.  Of course, it never hurts to have a backup or secondary reel, but if you are on a budget, then a decent quality reel should last you for years and won't blow all of your carp fishing budget on a single item.

Other Carp Fishing Accessories

The carp reel is just one item that you will need when you are looking to land carp. Choose a rod according to the type of fishing you will be doing and to match the rest of your angling equipment. Slow taper rods are best suited to short range fishing while medium action taper rods are stiffer near the base and allow fishing from medium distance. Fast taper rods, which tend to be combined with big pit reels, are stiff from the base to the tip and they allow for considerable casting distance, although technique and skill play a major part in how far you will be able to cast. Rod supports, bite alarms, landing nets, and tackle like your main line, carp rigs, and hooks need to be on your shopping list of carp fishing accessories.

You should also buy clothing, tents, and even fishing luggage to help ensure that you have everything you need in order to be able to enjoy a productive and enjoyable fishing trip. You are likely to be sat on the banks for hours at a time, and if you don't have the right clothing or you are scrambling around trying to locate tackle and bait, you will lose some bites.

Gerry's Of Morecambe

At Gerry's of Morecambe, we have a large selection of carp fishing reels, including Daiwa and Shimano big pit reels. We have carp reel deals that enable you to pick up well known and trusted gear for less. Whether you want a cheap carp reel that is best suited to beginners, or one of the best carp reel models available, we can provide you with advice on the best to buy, while also offering advice and guidance on buying carp fishing equipment.

DAM Quick 2 LC 7000 FD DAM Quick 2 LC 7000 FD
£79.99
£59.99
2 in stock
DAM Quick 2 LC 7000 FD This stylish and reliable design from DAM can be used for both freshwater and saltwater use as it has been constructed from saltwater resistant materials. Ratio- 4:1:1 Capacity- 492y of 20lb Spare Spool NOT Included Solid Aluminium Spool 5+1 Steel Ball Bearings Graphite Body and Rotor Saltwater Resistant
DAM Quick 2 LC 8000 FD DAM Quick 2 LC 8000 FD
£79.99
£59.99
2 in stock
DAM Quick 2 LC 8000 FD This stylish and reliable design from DAM can be used for both freshwater and saltwater use as it has been constructed from saltwater resistant materials. Ratio- 4:1:1 Capacity- 459y of 25lb Spare Spool NOT Included Solid Aluminium Spool 5+1 Steel Ball Bearings Graphite Body and Rotor Saltwater Resistant
Okuma Atomic ATC-7000 Carp Reel Okuma Atomic ATC-7000 Carp Reel
£34.99
£29.99
6 in stock
Okuma Atomic Carp Reel ATC-7000 A Corrosion resistant graphite body and rotor, this alot of reel for not alot of money . A grest size reel ideal as designated carp reel where big chucks are the norm .Features a massive capacity of 355 yds 15lb mono . Would also be ideal as either a spod or marker reel due to its large capacity and fast retrieve . Features : Capcity 355 yds 15lb mono (0.35mm) Ratio 4.5:1 3 Ball Bearings Multi stop anti reverse Aluminium anodized spool Multi disc  japenese oiled felt washers RESII: Computer balanced rotor EFR II Even Flow line roller ABS T-shaped handle knob
Shimano Aero Technium MgS 14000 XTC Shimano Aero Technium MgS 14000 XTC
£549.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Shimano Aero Technium MgS 14000 XTC The Aero Technium MgS is the flagship model of the big pit range. It’s a unique reel in the market with only the very best components. The list of features on this reel is huge: every bit of technology Shimano can put in a big pit reel, has been applied to this reel. It weights only 485 grams due to the usage of lightweight Ci4+ materials (rotor), Magnesium (body) and lightweight aluminum (all other parts). However, the light weight of the reel does not mean concessions has been made on the strength or durability of the reel. Hagane Body for ultimate protection and rigidity, Hagane Gearing (cold forged) for ultimate gear strength and longevity, X-Protect water/dust protection and a very strong titanium one-piece bail. The Super Slow 10 oscillation system provides the perfect parallel line-lay, which will result in gaining the best casting distance and precision possible. In one sentence: the best big pit reel ever built.
Shimano Baitrunner DL 6000 RB Shimano Baitrunner DL 6000 RB
£99.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Shimano Baitrunner DL 6000 RB With precision rear drag control also rear baitrunner control. Shimano have updated the internals and given this reel a more desirable all black body. With a line capacity of 265 yds of 12lb mono this  reel is a great all round Carp and specimen  reel. Baitrunner - the original free spool reel has seen many technological advances and cosmetic alterations over the last three decades, spawning countless imitators along the way. But confidence in there  own design and development process has always given Shimano total belief in one simple fact: All the others are only competing to be the 'best of the rest'. Features : Ratio 4.6:1 Line capacity 265 yds 12 lb mono 3 Stainless steel ball bearings Varispeed AR-C Line Managment system Cold forged aluminium spool Spare spool Dyna balance Super stopper system
Shimano Baitrunner ST 10000 RB Shimano Baitrunner ST 10000 RB
£79.99
£69.99
3 in stock
Shimano Baitrunner 10000 ST RB The ST RB models are packed with far more advanced features than you'd reasonably expect to find on what is now the entry level Baitrunner. Line lay is immaculate thanks to Shimano's Varispeed system which involves an oval and a square gear computer engineered to interact perfectly. No longer do you need big money to buy big performance free spool reels. This 10000 model is an ideal all rounder which balances well on most rods but has enough capacity to cast a long way if needed. Features •Gear Ratio: 4.6:1 •Line Capacity - lb/yds: 10-545 / 12-430 / 14-325 •Line Retrieve: 87 cm •Weight: 555 g - 19.6oz •Bearings: 1 Shielded Stainless Steel
Shimano Baitrunner ST 2500 FB Shimano Baitrunner ST 2500 FB
£49.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Shimano Baitrunner ST 2500 FB The revolutionary front drag/small size technology on this new Baitrunner ST reel gives you all the benefits of a small compact reel but with the stopping power of a larger size reel . Varispeed, Super Stopper ll plus XT-7 body and rotor are among the many advanced design features included in it's precision construction specifications. Ideally suited to all specimen and specialist angling applications, including Carp and Barbel fishing as well as feeder fishing on rivers and commercial fisheries.This reel is set to become popular with match anglers for feeder fishing perfect for those bigger comercial carp feeder sessions. Features: Ratio 4.8:1 Capacity 140yds 8lb mono Varispeed AR-C Line management system Dyna balance System Super stopper II system Life Long Bail Spring
Shimano Baitrunner ST 4000 FB Shimano Baitrunner ST 4000 FB
£69.99
£54.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Shimano Baitrunner ST 4000 FB The revolutionary front drag/small size technology on this new Baitrunner ST reel gives you all the benefits of a small compact reel but with the stopping power of a larger size reel . Varispeed, Super Stopper ll plus XT-7 body and rotor are among the many advanced design features included in it's precision construction specifications. Features: Ratio 4.8:1 Capacity 200 yds 10lb mono Varispeed system AR-C Line management system Dyna Balance Supper stopper II Life long bail spring
Shimano Baitrunner ST 6000RB Shimano Baitrunner ST 6000RB
£74.99
£69.99
6 in stock
Shimano Baitrunner ST 6000 RB In classic black with an XT7 spool finished of with silver highlight, the new ST RB models are packed with far more advanced features than you'd reasonably expect to find on what is now the entry level Baitrunner. Line lay is immaculate thanks to Shimano's Varispeed system which involves an oval and a square gear computer engineered to interact perfectly. No longer do you need big money to buy big performance free spool reels. Features ; •Capacity 12lb/265 yards •gear retrieve 4.6:1 •free spool system •oversized power roller •Dyna balance system
Shimano Medium Baitrunner LC 5500 XTB Shimano Medium Baitrunner LC 5500 XTB
£199.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Shimano Medium Baitrunner LC 5500 XTB The Big- and Medium Baitrunners are back and they are fully stocked with the best Shimano technologies. The reels feature a large AR-C spool with slow oscillation in combination with the Aero Wrap II line lay system. This combination ensures maximum distance casting performance. Also on these reels the X-Ship system is present ensuring a smooth power transfer and stability of the gears thanks to the two-point support of the pinion gear by ball bearings. Internally all 4 ball bearings are shielded A-RB for increased durability and the gears have been redesigned to minimise friction and increase power transfer from the long aluminum handle to the rotor. This delivers more torque and winding power making fish playing easier and delivering more control. Available in two sizes, the Big size, with its awesome casting performance is perfect for the largest carp waters, whilst the smaller Medium version is the ideal choice for medium sized waters where casting distance isn't the most important requirement. Both the Big- and Medium Baitrunner are supplied with line reducers Features Aero Wrap II line lay system Large AR-C spool with slow oscillation X- Ship system Supplied with line reducers All the latest Shimano tehnologies Cold forged aluminium spool Single machined aluminium handle One turn of handle retreives 105 cm/ 41 inch of line Weight 19.8 oz Line capacity - 0.35 - 290 meters
Shimano Power Aero 14000 XTB Shimano Power Aero 14000 XTB sale
£449.99
£369.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Shimano Power Aero 14000 XTB An eye-catching 'Big Pit'  reel in a stealth black finish. It's feature packed with technological features like the ultra strong HAGANE Gear, HAGANE Body, X-Ship, one-piece bail, and the new X-Protect . This reel is designed to last for many years like a true workhorse. With a relatively small body giving this reel a compact feel. The Parallel Body feature is added to increase casting distance and accuracy by eliminating line slap during the cast.The superb line-lay of the Super Slow 5 system will make sure that you can always cast your baits right where you want them. The new Hi-Speed drag – which is even faster than the popular Instant Drag – this enables you to switch instantly from free-spool mode to drag by only a very small turn of the drag knob. This reel is also perfect for long range Sea match fishing at range with barid and being a shimano you are reasured that it won't let you down Features- Capacity 550 mt 0.35mm  (15lb mono) Ratio 4.3:1 Bearings 8 shielded A-RB (plus 1 roller Bearing ) Oscilation Super Slow 5 Oscillation plus Aero wrap Lays of line per wrap 50, 103 cm Body material Die-cast aluminium Spool material Cold forged aluminium Waterproof drag System 1 x Cold forged Aluminium Spare spool included Folding Single Machined Aluminium Handle
Shimano Speedmaster 14000 XTC Shimano Speedmaster 14000 XTC
£129.99
£109.99
2 in stock
Shimano Speedmaster 14000 XTC The Shimano Speedmaster 14000 has that wow factor. From your first look at one to when you pick it up you know its going to be good. The reel weighs 645 grams and for a reel of this size and price is very impressive. This is done by having high quality internal and external components and features a cold forged Aluminium spool to reduce weight and improve strength. The reel also features several Shimano technologies to produce exceptional line lay which results to improved distance when cast. And just top top it off the reel features a quick drag which makes life so much easier when playing larger fish. Weitgh 645g Ratio 4.3:1 Aluminium Spool No spare spool 2 x spool reducers included to reduce spool capacity for lighter lines and braid Cap 0.35mm/550M Quick drag
Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTD Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTD sale
£169.99
£134.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Shimano Ultegra XTD 14000 The all new Ultegra 14000 XTD is developed with the carp angler in mind and the new reel will immediatly catch the eye of the avid carp angler because of the improved matt black cosmetics. In addition to the new Ultegra reel itself the package is equiped with 1 extra spool and 4 line reducers ( 2x 10,000 and 2x 3,500 ). The extra spool in combination with the 4 line reducers gives the carp angler the opportunity to fish with different types of lines and respective line capacities according to the actual circumstances on the bank. Loosening the high speed drag enables the carp angler to use the new Ultegra 14000 XTD on 'free spool' mode while just a very small turn on the high speed drag knobsets a sensitive drag almost instantly, making it suitable to instantly fight the carp that is on the other end of the line. Packed with unique features like X-Ship, Super Slow Oscillation, Aero Wrap 11, and the all new High Speed Drag the carp angler can be confident to challenge the biggest and most sought after carps of all big lakes and rivers. The new "High Speed Drag" is the fastest drag function ever featured on a Shimano reel. Only a very small turn on the drag knob will transit the drag settings from 'free spool mode' to the 'fight mode'. Features - -  X-Ship -  Super Slow Oscillation (50) -  Aerowrap 11 -  High Speed Drag -  AR-C Spool -  Line Reducers ( 2x 10,000 + 2x 3,500 ) -  Parallel Body -  Ball Bearing 4 + 1 -  Max Drag Force (kg) 20kg (14000 size) -  Body Material CF Aluminium -  Weight 645g -  Gear Ratio 4,3:1 -  Line Retr (cm) 103 -  Line Cap (mm/m) 0.35-550 / 0.40-400 / 0.45-300 -  Spare Spool Yes (1)
Shimano Ultegra 5500 XTD Shimano Ultegra 5500 XTD freepost
£149.99
£124.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Shimano Ultegra XTD 5500 The all new Ultegra 5500 XTD is developed with the carp angler in mind and the new reel will immediatly catch the eye of the avid carp angler because of the improved matt black cosmetics. The extra spool in combination with the 4 line reducers gives the carp angler the opportunity to fish with different types of lines and respective line capacities according to the actual circumstances on the bank. Loosening the high speed drag enables the carp angler to use the new Ultegra 5500 XTD on 'free spool' mode while just a very small turn on the high speed drag knobsets a sensitive drag almost instantly, making it suitable to instantly fight the carp that is on the other end of the line. Packed with unique features like X-Ship, Super Slow Oscillation, Aero Wrap 11, and the all new High Speed Drag the carp angler can be confident to challenge the biggest and most sought after carps of all big lakes and rivers. The new "High Speed Drag" is the fastest drag function ever featured on a Shimano reel. Only a very small turn on the drag knob will transit the drag settings from 'free spool mode' to the 'fight mode'. Features   -  X-Ship -  Super Slow Oscillation (50) -  Aerowrap 11 -  High Speed Drag -  AR-C Spool -  Line Reducers -  Parallel Body -  Max Drag Force (kg) 15kg -  Body Material CF Aluminium -  Weight 500g -  Gear Ratio 5,3:1 -  Line Retr (cm) 105 -  Line Cap (mm/m) 0.30-390/0.35-290/0.40-210 -  Spare Spool Yes (1)
Shimano Ultegra Ci4+ 14000 XSC Shimano Ultegra Ci4+ 14000 XSC sale
£269.99
£219.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Shimano Ultegra C14+ 14000 XSC The brand new Ultegra CI4+ has a very compact body design which contributes to the feel of a compact and lightweight big pit reel. Stunning looks and outstanding performance make this a must have item!. The super slow oscillation means line lay is fantastic and coupled with a light weight body, the potential casting distances are exceptional. Once again, Shimano have produced a reel which is at the forefront of the market, all at a wallet friendly price point. Features Hagane Gearing 440yds  16lb mono Ratio 4.3:1 Retrieves 103 cm of Line Per Handle Turn Weighs Just 540 Grams Powerful Front Drag - 20kg 14000 Size Reel 2 Speed Aero Wrap II super slow Oscillation Supplied With Spare Spool Cold Forged Aluminium Spool
Sonik Tournos XD Big Pit Reels Sonik Tournos XD Big Pit Reels
£149.99
£109.99
3 in stock
Sonik Tournos XD Big Pit Reel Whilst the original Tournos 10000 Big Pit reel was the larger version of the 8000, for anglers fishing larger waters at longer range, the new Tournos XD 10000 & 8000 reels takes things to another level. With a longer coned spool and a super slow oscillation gearing, the line lay is perfect and will enable longer distances to be cast time after time. In addition, the new Tournos XD 10000 & 8000 reels features a ‘Quick-Clik’ folding handle, which makes it possible to position your rods close together on a pod, or alternatively, makes it quick and easy to pack away into a holdall at the end of your session. With a barrel shaped wooden handle, smart ventilation slots machined into the spool, improved twin line clips and all the usual sold features from the original engineered into the reel, it will continue to provide many years of trouble free performance. Features -   High strength carbon composite body and rotor -   Super-slow oscillation for perfect line lay -   Quick-Torque drag system -   Supplied with spare CNC machined anodised aluminium spool -   QUIK-CLIK™ folding handle with wood grip -   14+1 Stainless shielded bearings -    Twin spring-loaded line clips   -    Dual strength stainless steel main shaft -    Open bail rotor lock -    Oversized twist free line roller -    Floating rotor line guard TOURNOS XD 8000 - CAPACITY: MM/M 0.30/360 - 0.35/260 - 0.40/210 • MM/M 0.32/500 - 0.35/410 - 0.40/330 / GEAR RATIO: 4.9:1 / WEIGHT: 665G TOURNOS XD 10000 - CAPACITY: MM/M 0.30/430 - 0.35/330 - 0.40/270 • MM/M 0.32/580 - 0.35/490 - 0.40/390 • GEAR RATIO: 4.9:1 • WEIGHT: 725G
Sonik Vader X 8000 RS Spod Reel Sonik Vader X 8000 RS Spod Reel
£54.99
£49.99
1 in stock
Sonik Vader X 8000 RS Spod Reel - With FREE Braid The new spool design provides smooth long casts and superb line lay, and the ultra-fast retrieve ratio rate of 4.1:1 makes the reel ideal for fishing or spodding alike, as one crank of the handle recovers up to 1.1m of line. Supplied ready to go and pre-loaded with 200m of 30b quality braid, with every handle turn your time spent winding is kept to a minimum. Features -‘Quick-Torque’ Drag System - Supplied ready loaded 200m spool of 30lb quality braid - Twin Spring-Loaded Captive Line Clips - ‘Quik-Clik’ Folding Handle with wood grip - Graphite Body and Rotor - Sleek matt black finish - Instantanti-reverse - Oversize twist free line roller - 5 + 1 Ball Bearings - Micro line lay adjustment washers - Gear Ratio 4.1:1 - Matt black anodised aluminium handle with wood barrel knob. - Weight; 622g - Spool Capacity: MM/M: 0.24/200
Sonik Vader X RS Big Pit Reels Sonik Vader X RS Big Pit Reels
£54.99
£44.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Sonik Vader X RS Big Pit Reels The Sonik VADERX 6000 & 8000 carp reels have been designed to meet the requirements of the modern carp angler who is looking for top quality performance, looks and value for money. The spool design gives smooth long casts and the ultra-fast retrieve rate makes it ideal for fishing or spodding alike. With a 4.1:1 retrieve ratio, each crank of the handle recovers up to 1.1M of line making it ideal for fishing or spodding alike Features - Quick-Torque drag system - Supplied with spare CNC machined anodised aluminium spool - Twin spring-loaded captive line clips - Graphite body and rotor - Sleek matt black finish - Instant anti-reverse - Oversized twist free line roller - Gear Ratio 4.1:1 - 5 + 1 Ball bearings - Micro line lay adjustment washers - Matt black anodised aluminium handle with wood barrel knob VADERX 6000 RS: Weight: 604G Spool Capacity: MM/M 0.30/290 – 0.35/200 – 0.40/140 VADERX 8000 RS: Weight: 620G Spool Capacity: MM/M 0.30/370 – 0.35/280 – 0.40/220
Speero Reel Pouch System - Green Speero Reel Pouch System - Green
£15.95
3 in stock
Speero Reel Pouch System - Green A lightweight fully padded reel pouch with the added bonus of having tiptops attached makes this one for the mobile angler. Features 300D Cordura material Integral tip tops Accepts 12ft-13ft rods Padded reel pouch Accepts big pit reels Reel pouch clip system

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