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Carp Fishing Rods For All Abilities

The best high-performance carp fishing rods of 2017 are available here at Wet Wellies to suit a variety of budgets, whether you’re a beginner or a professional.


Carp fishing is one of the most popular types of angling, and it’s easy to see why. Many anglers cite the rush and excitement of catching a huge carp as incomparable, and many travel the globe to renowned carp waters including those in South Africa, China and Canada. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to big carp waters in the UK. From Essex to Sussex, you are bound to find a place to meet your carp-fishing desires. To catch the carp of your dreams, you need to have a great set up of rods to cover you for all occasions and locations.

Angling rod buyer’s guide

The angling industry is vast, and it can be tricky to navigate its waters. Wet Wellies is here to help you make sense of it all. Here are some things to consider while looking for your perfect fishing rod:

  • The length of the rod is very important. Most carp rods on the market are 12ft in length, as this is widely considered the ideal length for fishing. This size works well with the majority of landing nets, which usually have handles of around 6 ft. 13ft rods are also available, suitable for larger carp waters across the world with longer distance casting. Longer rods are perfect for higher water levels or when using a zig rig. Generally speaking, 12 ft rods are fitted with 40mm butt rings, and 13 ft rods feature 50mm butt rings (though this is not always the case)
  • Rods vary in action depending on the manufacturer. You need a progressive or parabolic action, as this offers the best combination of a responsive tip action and a strong butt section. Higher specification rods will have a higher modulus carbon fibre blank, which refers to the stiffness rating. The stiffer rods can perform well under pressure
  • Rod handles are made out of many different materials. You need to select whatever works for you the best, or has the aesthetic you’re looking for. Classic carp anglers generally prefer cork rods, which are great at retaining heat in cold conditions as well as grip in wet conditions. It also provides the classic look that many people love. However, there are new synthetic options out there that can provide a higher-performance for you, such as EVA

Top name brands

The selection of carp fishing rods at Wet Wellies caters to a variety of budgets and levels of experience. From coarse fishing and starter rods for under £20 to higher specification rods over £50, we can help you create the ideal setup to keep in your holdall.

We supply rods from a variety of brands, including:

  • Daiwa
  • Shakespeare
  • Sonik
  • TF Gear
  • NGT
  • Oakwood
Wet Wellies is your one-stop-shop for all of your carp fishing needs. All rods are fulfilled through Amazon, carefully reviewed and approved by us, and listed at the best available price.