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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 Fishing

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.

Sonik SK-TEK Bivvy Sonik SK-TEK Bivvy
£149.99
1 in stock
Sonik SK-TEK Bivvy Intelligent, functional and durable, our new SK-TEK range delivers on every level. From bivvies and shelters offering space, reliability and usability to sleeping and seating solutions that are practical, comfortable and lightweight. Each item in the range has been fully tested to work in all environments. With our unique custom camo material, the luggage collection is concise, modular and practical. The range works together seamlessly to provide a smart and affordable solution for the most demanding angler. Features -  H5,000mm HH 210 PU Backed Polyester -  Lightweight 5-section 16mm 6061 aluminium poles -  Large peak for doorway protection -  Tuff-lite™ Removable Groundsheet -  Maximum space pole layout and inline tension bars -  2-way letterbox style removable door -  3 Door window options (green, clear PVC, mozzi mesh) -  Large front and rear mozzi mesh vents -  Velcro rod retainers and roll back open front option -  Supplied with oversize carry bag and heavy-duty T-Pegs
Sonik Armatek Brolly System Sonik Armatek Brolly System
£399.99
£359.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Sonik Armatek Brolly System - EXPECTED JANUARY 2020 Offering maximum protection in all weathers, the new Armatek 60 brolly from Sonik resets the benchmark from which all other brolly systems can now be judged. Manufactured from 20,000 HH Armatek material capable of keeping you warm and dry in the worst weather. The space saver hub mechanism plus flat-back frame design provides excellent space for bed placement whilst leaving ample room for other equipment to be easily stored within the brolly. The revolutionary new tripole bar system that makes it a breeze to set up and eliminates the need for clumsy storm poles, with the whole brolly system remaining solid and rigid in all weathers. On the inside and attached to the tri-pole on each side aret wo mesh storage pocket systems, so convenient for keep valuables and other small items safe and dry. Internal vapour skin is also supplied as standard and eliminates condensation whilst also housing a third storage pocket at the top. Features - 20,000mm HH ARMATEK Material - Space saver compact hub system with 8mm fibreglass frame - Unique Tri-Pole™ clip in support system for faster setup - Flat back frame design for perfect bed placement - Zip-on/off front panel complete with mozzy side windows and convertible to panoramic letterbox view - 2-way letterbox removable door with universal clear, green and mozzy window panels for ultimate customisation - Clip in vapour guard (with overhead storage) to help reduce condensation (can remain in place when packed away) - 2 large roll out organiser storage panels (can remain attached to support bars when packed away) - Large adjustable air-flow rear vent with internal access and removable wet weather vent spacer bars - Reinforced 3-layer construction at all key ware areas - Front rain drip guard, rod retaining straps, multiple height pegging points - Also supplied with; quick setup pole, HD clip in groundsheet, groundsheet separator bag, HD peg set, Oversized HD compression carry bag with full length zip Dimensions ASSEMBLED (M): W 2.90 D 2.05 H 1.25-1.50 / TRANSPORT: L 1.80 D 0.20 • WEIGHT: 6.8 - 13.2KG
Sonik AXS Brolly Sonik AXS Brolly
£129.99
£114.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Sonik Gizmo 3+1 Alarm + FREE Bivvy Lamp Sonik Gizmo 3+1 Alarm + FREE Bivvy Lamp
£249.99
1 in stock
Sonik Gizmo 3+1 Alarm + FREE Bivvy Lamp Small but perfectly formed. The new Gizmo® bite alarm offers top performance in a miniature package. Featuring Illuminated snag ears and line roller giving you instant indication for the slightest of line movement. The intelligent mute function allows you to quickly, conveniently and silently adjust indicators or line tightness and will automatically re-arm the alarm after 30 seconds. V.T.S. functions are all controlled by click dials which are super easy and quick to setup for multiple alarm heads. Add to this; fully protected electronics, improved battery life, clip on hardcase cover and a receiver with anti-theft and torch function. Gizmo® bite alarm sets come complete with our new and updated bivvy light. Smaller, sleeker and now with a speaker included you can now be alerted in stereo, or keep it silent for just illumination when you get a bite. Six different delay and brightness settings. It can function completely independently as a standard bivvy light or when synchronised with the alarm heads provides an extra level of sound and illumination. Each alarm can also be assigned a colour channel so that you instantly recognise which alarm head has been triggered and perfect placement is easy with both hook or magnetic bivvy attachment plate. Features: Twin illuminated snag ears and line roller 8 Sensitivity Levels 8 Volume and Tone settings (including silent mode) One-touch intelligent mute function Silent start up 2.5mm power out socket Forward and backward drop back indication Night glow LED function Silent Low battery warning Up to 150m range Requires 2 x AAA Batteries Sealed electronics Supplied with clip on protective cover
Sonik Gizmo Bite Alarm Sonik Gizmo Bite Alarm
£49.99
1 in stock
Sonik Gizmo Bite Alarm Small but perfectly formed. The new Gizmo® bite alarm offers top performance in a miniature package. Featuring Illuminated snag ears and line roller giving you instant indication for the slightest of line movement. The intelligent mute function allows you to quickly, conveniently and silently adjust indicators or line tightness and will automatically re-arm the alarm after 30 seconds. V.T.S. functions are all controlled by click dials which are super easy and quick to setup for multiple alarm heads. Add to this; fully protected electronics, improved battery life, clip on hardcase cover and a receiver with anti-theft and torch function. Features: Twin illuminated snag ears and line roller Colours available (Red, Yellow, Green, Blue) 8 Sensitivity Levels 8 Volume and Tone settings (including silent mode) One-touch intelligent mute function Silent start up 2.5mm power out socket Forward and backward drop back indication Night glow LED function Silent Low battery warning Up to 150m range Requires 2 x AAA Batteries Sealed electronics Supplied with clip on protective cover
Sonik Gravity XT Carp Rods Sonik Gravity XT Carp Rods
£179.99
Buy a rod & reel together and get 5% off
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Gravity XT Carp Rods Our mission – to create the ultimate carp rod. The result – the stunning new Gravity XT series from Sonik. Using the very latest aerospace carbon fibre materials, the blank has a near parallel butt section which gives extra power when casting whilst a fast tip recovery gives greater accuracy at range. The continuous power transfer (CPT) joint improves performance for both casting and playing fish, whilst the low profile black 50mm SIC guides, unique CNC contoured collars, engraved stainless steel butt cap and a hard wearing armoured carbon finish to the blank gives looks to die for. Mission accomplished…… Features Advanced Nano Particle Resin System construction Ultra high modulus, low resin carbon blank Multi-directional nano-fibre tip section lay-up Continuous Power Transfer (CPT) joint system Lite-ply 1k armoured carbon weave throughout Fuji DPS18 deluxe reel seat Lightweight low-profile DL-Black SIC guides & anti-frap tip Full Japanese shrink rubber handle Engraved stainless steel butt cap Supplied with neoprene tip, butt and guide protectors
Sonik SK-TEK Armchair Sonik SK-TEK Armchair
£59.99
£49.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Sonik SK TEK Armchair The SK-TEK Armchair is lightweight compact and comfortable. Decked out in the smart new SK-TEK camo pattern trim with padded fleece centre and extra wide padded head cushion. The medium height back offers the perfect balance between comfort and portability. Built on a lightweight but strong steel and aluminium frame the adjustable lock-out legs with large swivel mud feet allow stable support on any terrain. Features •Medium height back with padded fleece pillow •HD 600D PVC backed SK-TEK camo material •Lock-out system on front and back legs •Quick and Comfortable •Adjustable leg length and swivel mud feet •Comfortable arm rests •Weight 5.6kg •Maximum weight: 130kg / 20st
Sonik SK-TEK Framed Unhooking Cradle Sonik SK-TEK Framed Unhooking Cradle
£89.99
£74.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Sonik SK-TEK Framed Unhooking Cradle The ultimate in fish protection and safety. The SK-TEK framed cradle has a heavy duty PVC fish friendly lining. Side drainage mesh and safety flap which Velcros into place. There is also a padded kneeling section and extra padding around the frame sections. Ideal for use in conjunction with the SK-TEK floating weigh slings for quick safe and efficient fish handling. Features -  Ultimate in fish protection -  Keeps fish safe and off the ground -  HD PVC fish friendly lining -  Compact folding design -  Side water drainage mesh -  Extendable levelling legs with swivel mud feet -  Velcro secure top flap with kneeling pad -  Padded top frame bars and corners -  HD PVC backed carry bag
Sonik SK-TEK Lite Armchair Sonik SK-TEK Lite Armchair
£79.99
£59.99
2 in stock
Sonik SK TEK Lite Armchair The SK-TEK Lite Armchair is perfect for the mobile angler. Featuring an ultra-light aluminium frame weighing only 3.5kg. The cover is decked out in our smart SK-TEK camo pattern and is constructed from hardwearing 600D PVC backed material. The padded back and neoprene arms make it extremely comfortable and compact folded dimensions make it ultra-portable. Fold-in back legs allow the chair to be used on the side of a bedchair if required and two Velcro webbing straps can be used to prevent chair legs unfolding while carrying. Features Lightweight aluminium frame, yet ultra-comfortable Ultra-portable, compact folded dimensions Padded neoprene armrests Fold in legs allow chair to be used on side of bedchair if required HD 600D PVC backed SK-TEK camo material Lock-out system on front and back legs Velcro Webbing straps to prevent the chair or legs unfolding while carrying Adjustable front leg length and swivel mud feet Weight 3.5kg
Sonik SK-TEK Recliner Armchair Sonik SK-TEK Recliner Armchair
£79.99
£64.99
2 in stock
SK-TEK RECLINER ARMCHAIR The SK-TEK Recliner Armchair is the ultimate in bankside luxury. Fully reclining with 8-positions, just lift up the arms recline and lock into place. The high seating position and seat back offer plenty of support and with all four legs having extendable locking feet the chair is stable on any terrain. Decked out in the smart new SK-TEK camo pattern trim with padded fleece centre and extra wide padded head cushion. Features •High back with padded fleece pillow •8-position Recliner mechanism •HD 600D PVC backed SK-TEK camo material •Four fully adjustable legs •Comfortable arm rests •Weight 6.3kg •Maximum weight: 130kg / 20st
Sonik SK-TEK Sleeping Bags Sonik SK-TEK Sleeping Bags
£74.99
1 in stock
Sonik SK-TEK Sleeping Bags The SK-TEK sleeping bag offers full 5-season insulation and is extremely efficient at keeping you warm. The high-quality silicone treated hollow fibre fill maintains its loft for maximum heat retention. A new hood design gives maximum versatility and allows enough movement for the bag to form around you no matter what position. There is a fleece lined upper for warmth and a smooth polyester lined base for easy movement inside the bag. With an additional smooth polyester stubble guard neck lining, the head and foot sections both have drawstrings that allow you to thicken the insulation and eliminate cold spots for a cosy night’s sleep. Features -  Full 5-season thickness insulation -  High quality silicone treated hollow fibre fill -  Oversized No.10 coil crash zips -  More efficient internal zip baffles -  New improved head and foot hood design -  Removable elasticated centre strap -  ¾ Length zips with easy slide guides -  190T Ripstop outer material -  Smooth polyester lined base for easy movement -  Fleece lined top cover with smooth stubble guard neck lining -  Foot drawstring to eliminate cold spots -  Internal hand warmer pockets/neck baffles -  Pillow retaining hood with effective drawstring compression system -  Full compression bag
Sonik Stanz 3 Rod Pod - PRE ORDERS Sonik Stanz 3 Rod Pod - PRE ORDERS
£129.99
£119.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Sonik Stanz Rod Pod - PRE ORDERS The STANZ rod pod is designed to tackle any terrain and keep your rods stable. Ultimate adaptability and durable all metal construction. With three leg angles you can have your rods low; almost vertical or anything in-between. The leg positions are adjustable along the length of the pod and this gives you almost endless setup options. Supplied with a pair of longer legs and either 3 or 4 rod pozi-lock buzz bars. Also comes supplied with fold out carry case with indicator pocket and space to keep your alarms and back rests attached for an ultraquick setup. Features -  Lightweight aluminium construction -  Buzz bars feature Pozi-lock alignment system -  Body length and leg position adjustable -  Includes padded storage case -  Comes supplied with 2 extra-long 92cm legs DIMENSIONS: L 81cm-137cm H 41cm-155cm WEIGHT = 2.5KG COMPLETE SYSTEM = 3.8KG
Sonik Vader X Rod Pod Sonik Vader X Rod Pod
£49.99
Available to order 5-10 day delivery
Sonik Vader X Rod Pods The VADERX rod pods are compact, stable, quick to setup and perfectly adaptable for any fishing situation. They come in a useful fold-out padded case that allows you to keep your alarms and back rests attached to your buzz bars. The goal post style buzz bars and banksticks can also be used without the base unit on softer ground. Compact in size but fully adjustable in both length and height and are finished sleek matt black finish. Features -  Lightweight aluminium construction -  Comes with padded fold-out storage case -  Adjustable in both height and length -  Compact transport size -  Use as a pod or goal post bankstick setup
Sonik Vader X RS Big Pit Reels Sonik Vader X RS Big Pit Reels save
£54.99
£44.99
Buy a rod & reel together and get 5% off
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
Sonik Xtractor 5000 Reel Sonik Xtractor 5000 Reel save
£54.99
£44.99
Buy a rod & reel together and get 5% off
1 in stock
Sonik Xtractor 5000 Reel Ideally suited to use with the popular Xtractor rods, these sleek mini-big pit reels are sure to be big sellers. Offering exceptional performance and a compact body to balance perfectly with shorter rods, they are ideal for use on small or medium size carp waters that nevertheless may hold big fish. Featuring a black anodised aluminium long cast spool with twin spring loaded line clips allowing you to target two different features interchangeably with total precision and accuracy each time. The smooth ‘Quick-Torque’ drag system puts you in immediate control of a hooked fish, whilst the ‘Quik-Clik’ folding handle makes for easy storage and quick set up every time. In summary, this is a high quality, excellent value for money reel that is a perfect match to the Xtractor rods Features » ‘Quick-Torque’ Drag System » Twin Spring-Loaded Captive Line Clips » ‘Quik-Clik’ Folding Handle with wood grip » Graphite Body and Rotor » Sleek matt black finish » Instant anti-reverse » Oversize twist free line roller » 5 + 1 Ball Bearings » Micro line lay adjustment washers

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