Carp Fishing Tackle
Top quality Carp fishing tackle from the best names in the business, all in one place.
If big carp are your thing then you need to take a look at this fabulous collection of rods, reels, accessories and bait specifically designed for Carp fishing. See more. Fishing for Carp has been going on for Centuries, with a history going back right to the introduction of the species into the UK.
Isaak Walton, wrote in his seminal work in 1653 "The Carp is the Queen of the River" and it seems this is still so, with Carp fishing being the fastest growing niche in UK Angling, with numerous magazines and websites springing up to quench our thirst for this big, gentle fish. Here at Gerry's of Morecambe, we have a vast array of carp fishing tackle including Carp fishing rods, Carp fishing reels and of course a great selection of Carp fishing bait formulas to help you catch that monster Carp! .
Carp are one of the most popular species of fish for sport fishing. With catches regularly reaching 20lbs or more, and sizeable catches tipping the scales at more than 40lbs, they can be a major challenge to reel in. Accurate casting, fishing difficult waters, and using the right carp fishing tackle will all help you to achieve personal best carp catches.
At Gerry's of Morecambe, we have a large selection of carp fishing rods and reels, tackle, and bait. We offer competitive rates and fast delivery, including a courier delivery service for live bait that ensures you receive your live bait when it is as fresh as possible.
One of the benefits of carp fishing is that they are hungry fish. They will usually snag any bait or food that is placed in front of them, although this is less true in winter. Despite this, carp can be considered an intelligent species, while specimen sized samples weighing 40lbs or more can require a lot of work and considerable tackle finesses. Found in many lakes, ponds, and waters across the country, they are prevalent across the UK, which is another reason for the popularity of carp fishing.
Carp Fishing Rods And Reels
As when choosing any type of fishing rod, you should choose one that you are most comfortable with and that best suits your fishing style. Generally, though, carp fishing rods are 12' or 13' in length. The longer 13' rods are best suited to strong anglers with accurate technique, while the 12' variants are easier to fit in the car as well as being easier to handle. The shorter rods are especially well suited to areas with low hanging trees, where the extra foot can make it difficult to precisely avoid obstacles.
For long distance casting, such as you would experience at large lakes, a fast taper rod is stiffer and you will need to master its use before you enjoy huge success rates. A through action rod, on the other hand, is considered an all-rounder. It allows you to cast more easily and offers greater flexibility. Specialist carp fishing rods are also available, but are typically only considered by serious carp anglers. Your carp reel should match the type of rod you are using and that holds enough line.
Big pit reels are usually combined with rigid, fast taper rods, to give the greatest casting distance. They also offer excellent cranking power. Free spool reels allow carp that you snag to take the line easily. Turn the handle to disengage the free spool facility and then you can start the struggle.
Tackle And Carp Fishing Rigs
There are numerous carp fishing rigs available to choose from. The type of rig that will work best depends on the type of conditions you are fishing, as well as the age and intelligence of the carp that you want to catch. Specimen carp tend to be older and wiser, so they will be more likely to spot poorly disguised rigs and tackle. Consider the spot you will be fishing and then make or buy a rig that matches the ground underneath. Not only should you choose a rig that uses the right design, but the right layout will be important when trying to avoid craggy rocks and rugged fishing spots.
Big carp can put up a big fight, and your combination of rod, reel, and rig, should be able to easily cope with the fight. Small changes to your carp fishing setup can have a huge impact, so don't be afraid to change the size of your hook or change out the colour of your line if you are struggling. Also bear in mind that just because you have had some success with one particular rig at a specific lake, doesn't mean that you will enjoy the same levels of success at a different spot with the same rig. The fish at a particular lake may have become accustomed to a certain type of rig, which means that they will be better able to spot and avoid them. You may need a selection of carp fishing rigs, in order to be able to change to a more effective or more efficient one for a particular spot.
At Gerry's, we have a large catalogue of carp rigs, as well as other carp fishing equipment, at competitive prices. Buy the variety and selection of equipment that you need in order to increase your chances of making catches at a variety of fishing spots.
Alarms And Other Accessories
Bite alarms are especially useful when you can't see all of your line. Carp can be very easy to spook, so putting some distance between you and your line is a good idea. Bite alarms vary from simple units with an on-off switch to much more complex pieces of kit that include sensitivity and other sensor changes. Combine these with your chosen carp fishing sets and setups to increase your chance of landing bigger fish, and beating your personal best.
Accessories And Other Equipment
Gerry's of Morecambe also has a large selection of carp fishing accessories and equipment to make the life of the angler a little easier and more comfortable. We have shelters, furniture, and carp luggage. We also stock nets, lighting for night fishing, and even bait boats.
Carp fishing is one of the most popular forms of sport fishing in the UK, and the fish are prevalent in waters across the country. This means that there is also a large selection of fishing equipment and gear that is designed specifically for carp fishing trips, and the selection can seem baffling and confusing at first. The staff at Gerry's of Morecambe are keen anglers, so you can contact us directly to talk about your planned fishing trip and to help determine the best carp fishing tackle, rods, reels, and other items. As well as frozen bait, we can also courier live carp fishing bait to your home so that it arrives fresh and in good condition. Either buy your equipment from our secure online store, or visit us to share a few fishing tales and so that we can help you choose the best gear for your needs.