Carp fishing is one of the most popular forms of angling in Europe, with the common, mirror, leather, and crucian carp all populating UK lakes, rivers and other carp fishing venues. Angling Direct stocks a vast range of carp fishing tackle for anglers at every level. From bivvies and bedchairs to rods and reels, we stock it all in this dedicated section on our online store.
We have also developed our unique selection of Carp Fishing Gear that we are very proud of - Advanta!
What Gear Do I Need for Carp Fishing?
Angling Direct has products from all the biggest names in carp fishing. Brands include Korda,Fox, and Shakespeare as well as Shimano,Daiwa, and Abu Garcia; we also offer some exclusive deals in the high end of fishing tackle and boxes to safely store it all too.
No matter which brand you prefer to use when fishing for carp, you'll be able to find the perfect product for you in our extensive range.
Carp Rods, Reels, Lines & Rigs
We have a large selection of rods from all the top names in carp fishing, including Daiwa's incredible range of high-quality rods as well as Shakespeare, Fox and Sonik. This full range of carp rods suits all anglers, and we have beginner rods, rods for those who spend many hours a week on the water, and even rods to please the most avid anglers out there.
If you're someone who prefers pole fishing for carp, you don't have to worry, either, as we stock a vast range of poles too – each designed with carp fishing in mind.
We have a variety of reels to complement these rods and your individual fishing preferences. Our collection of freespool and big pit reels are suitable to whichever kind of carping you enjoy – whether you're on fisheries teaming with carp or on challenging water targeting demanding catches.
Float fishing for carp, surface fishing for carp, feeder fishing for carp – no matter which area of the sport you want to try, we have the ideal products for you.
Carp Bait & Additives
Without bait, there's nothing to entice a carp onto your hook! Expertly craft your mix from our range of bait, boilies and additives to suit not only your needs but also the demands of the carp.
Carp are natural bottom feeders who are very weather dependent, so Angling Direct has a full range of boilies to complement the carp's needs, as well as the revolutionary corn pop-ups from Enterprise tackle which are perfect for summer fishing.
Our comprehensive range allows you to restock your carp fishing supplies quickly and effectively. You can use our next day delivery service to ensure that the tackle and bait you need is on your doorstep the very next day!
Carp Nets, Scales and Weighing Mats
Fish care is essential no matter what type of fishing you do, but with carp, it is especially important to look after them while you weigh and take photos of them.
Angling Direct has a vast range of fish care products, from unhooking mats specially designed for carp, to weigh slings, and even medical kits to help the carp heal once you remove the hook. Carp care is paramount at all times during fishing, as failing to look after your catch correctly may cause permanent damage to the fish.
Carp Bite Alarms
Long gone are the days of simply staring at your rod waiting for a bite. Since the invention of bite alarms in the 1950s, they have taken the carp industry by storm, and are now a staple of the carp anglers tackle portfolio. Angling Direct supplies a full range of bite alarms and indicators. Our buyer's guide recommends some of the best alarms and indicators currently on the market.
Bivvies, Bed Chairs, Brollies & Sleeping Bags
Carp fishing lends itself to long sessions as much as it does a quick overnighter. To accommodate this, Angling Direct has a comprehensive selection of bivvies, brollies, shelters, bedchairs, and sleeping bags. These are all designed with optimum comfort in mind, to ensure you have a warm and peaceful nights sleep – unless your bite alarm goes off!
You're Going to Need a Barrow or Porter
Once the carp fishing bug bites you, your set-up will quickly shape itself to your specific needs. When you want to get your line in the water, the last thing you want to be doing is going back and forth to cart all your tackle to the waterside. Get a barrow or porter, and you can do it all in one go!
Are you planning a quick overnighter or are you in for the long haul? Will you fish in well-known waters or do you prefer a more challenging catch?
Angling Direct has carp fishing tackle for all anglers, regardless of whether you're a novice or a seasoned pro! We have a vast range of carp gear for sale already, and we are continually adding more products all the time, so do check back often.
Learn about Carp Fishing
For inspiration for which products to buy, you can check out our comprehensive Carp Fishing Tackle Buying Guide on our blog.
Alternatively, check out ADTV for carp fishing videos full of help, tips and inspiration. This series of posts gives in-depth information about each aspect of carp fishing tackle – from rods and reels, via lines, to alarms and indicators – making it the perfect resource of advice on carp fishing for beginners. Not only does this guide provide information on the products that our team rates, but it also gives examples of excellent products at each price bracket.
Our blog also features regular posts from some of the most avid carp anglers on our team. Our experts review some of the best carp gear in our catalogue, as well as telling thrilling stories of their latest catches. Our blog also regularly features top tips for carp fishing, whether you're an aspiring angler or a stalwart of the trade. With posts on carp rigs, cold weather baiting, and pole fishing, you'll find something useful to remember next time you're on the bank.