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Buying Guide: Carp Rods

The rod is an essential part of every angling experience and whether or not you have a successful day of fishing can really depend on the rod you use. This guide to the best carp rods should help you make an informed decision – whether you’re a newcomer to the sport or just in need of an upgrade!

Daiwa Black Widow G50

This carp fishing rod is very popular and that’s because it’s high quality as well as being great value for money. It’s one of the best carp rods out there because it offers both power and distance as well as being very lightweight which makes for a more comfortable angling experience. The Black Widow is a rod that will suit everyone – from beginners to those more experienced anglers.

Shimano Tribal TX1

This is another rod which is great value for money – perfect for the anglers who want to own a quality, high-performance rod but don’t want to spend a huge amount. It allows you to cast at a good distance and it feels sturdy and long-lasting. It has an attractive and timeless design which will suit both the more traditional angler and those who want something a bit stylish.

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10 Carp Fishing Tips to Get You Started

If you are just starting out on your carp fishing journey, it all might seem a bit daunting at first. What equipment should you use? When should you fish? What is the best way to secure a catch? Read on to discover our top carp fishing tips for beginners.

Choose the right hook

The first among our carp fishing tips involves choosing your hook. The hook you pick will depend on the size of carp you’re looking to catch and where you want to fish (i.e in weedy areas or in places with rocks and gravel). Make sure you take into account the thickness and overall size of the hook before you buy! It’s a good idea to get a few different hooks in your repertoire so that you can pick accordingly. And, read reviews before you make a purchase!

Have different boilies to hand

If you stick with the same type of boilie, you can really limit yourself in terms of attracting carp to your bait. They come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and flavours which will all appeal to different carp so it’s good to have a range. You might think that having loads of boilies is expensive but you can even make your own.

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Carp Fishing through the Seasons

Some people think that carp fishing can only be successful at certain times of the year. However, if you’ve got luck on your side, the best weather conditions for carp fishing can happen all year round! Below, we’ve got some tips and tricks to help you have the best fishing experience in every season.

The spring months are a great time for carp fishing, especially if you want to catch big fish. It’s been suggested that April has the best weather conditions for carp fishing in France, so if you’re looking to plan a carp fishing holiday then this might be the best time of year to do it! The weather is getting warmer in the springtime, and the carp are just waking up, so it’s a perfect time for finding carp. The trick to finding carp in the spring is to watch for bubbles, clouding in the water and signs of movement. Weather-wise, it can still be a bit cold in the wind, so your best bet would be to find a sheltered area of water.

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