This a brief guide on the carp fishing equipment you will need when you start to fish for carp. This guide is aimed at the carp angler beginner.
Most carp angers will use the 2 or 3 static rod system, but you can start light with a single rod kit and use the stalking method of fishing.
When starting out carp fishing you don’t want to be using long distance casting carp rods, you should use an all through action rod. The ideal length for the beginner carp angler is a 12ft 2.5lb rod. You can get some good quality beginner carp rods online.
The best carp reel is the baitrunner reel as this will allow the fish to run with the bait, otherwise you could find yourself in the water trying to recover your rod. These reels are the easiest steel bite pro to handle for the beginner.
Audible Bite Alarm
Bite alarms will give you an audible and visual indication of a bite. Buy a bait alarm with adjustable volume.
You will need to support your rods with a bankstick, it is worth getting screw in ones as it can be difficult to get them into the ground when it is dry. Also aluminium ones can bend and oxidize so you are better off with stainless steel ones.
Line and Carp Rigs
As a beginner you can start with a 12lb fishing line. Hooks come in different shapes and sizes and depend on the design of your rig. You can buy carp fishing rigs ready made up off the shelf, or you can make your own carp rigs.
Landing Nets and Unhooking Mats
You will need a good quality landing net so you don’t damage the fish. A fine mesh landing net will lessen the chances of damaging the fish, and will probably be a rule of the fishing venue. Using a course fishing net can lift the scales and damage the protective mucus on the fish. For the same reasons you will need a good quality unhooking mat.
A bite indicator can help you decide what the fish is doing and what direction it is going, so you should add one of these to your carp fishing kit.
You are obviously going to need some carp bait to fish for carp. You can buy carp bait boilies from suppliers, or you can make your own carp bait using recipes that have been successful for others.
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