Not all your tackle can be crammed into a tackle box or transferred from car to bankside without some material protecting it. If you’re looking for a better way to protect your carp fishing tackle when transporting or storing it, then you are in the right place. Providing a comfortable means for carrying your fishing gear, tackle bags offers a soft-sided design meaning that you can squeeze more into a small space more easily than a hard-sided tackle box.
Angling Direct have assembled the best tackle storage options such as rod holdalls and carryalls, and more, with each piece given our seal of approval. We believe that the right luggage can play a pivotal role in any angler’s organisation and has the potential to transform your time at the bank, knowing where every tackle item is can save a significant amount of time. Arrive in style and comfort with convenient carry cases and holdalls to get your fishing off on the right foot, every time.
Types of Carp Fishing Luggage
What is the best fishing tackle bag for you will depend on what type of luggage you are looking for. Our superb range covers many types of bags, some with multiple pockets to easily organise your fishing gear or a design where you can slide plastic tackle boxes with small compartments inside.
Rucksacks or Backpacks - Ideal for overnight sessions, a fishing rucksack can hold a change of clothes, a collection of cooking equipment, and other smaller items. Most rucksacks offer a dedicated compartment (or two) for bait storage and tackle box storage. Rucksacks allow you to transport fishing gear whilst keep your hands free, great for roving and stalking anglers.
Carryalls - Mainly used for the transportation of cooking equipment, rig storage systems, cool bags, tackle pouches, and other smaller luggage items, carryalls offer either single shoulder or handheld transportation. Ideal for long session anglers who need to hold a huge amount of gear, carryalls are best for hyper-organised anglers who like to know precisely where their gear is.
Bait Bags and Cool Bags - Not just for keeping packed lunches and beers chilled, fishing cool bags can be used to keep frozen boilies and other baits as fresh as possible for as long as possible as they offer thermal foil layer in its construction that prevents the temperature of the interior of the bag from changing. Some bait bags feature specially designed segments and will often come with their own pots – allowing you to prepare your pop-ups or hook baits with glug before you even leave for the bank.
Rig safes and Accessory Cases- Rig safes and accessory cases are purposes designed to protect your most vital bits of terminal tackle. A rig safe is normally plastic or stiff fabric wallet which allows you to store ready-made rigs in neat rows, to prevent tangles. Rig safes normally feature a slim metal pole, for you to place your hook around to prevent it blunting, and dense foam, to protect the body of your rig.
Reel cases - Many anglers head down to the bank with a rod and reel already made up, however, reels can be some of the most expensive bits of kit that you’ll invest in, so it makes sense to store them in a padded protective case when they aren’t in use.
Net Bags -, After a long and successful session with your net seeing plenty of action, you’ll be clamouring for somewhere to store it so it doesn’t soak your car boot with smelly river or lake water. Your net on the bank will never be quite as dry as you like hence the importance of a net bag.
What is the difference between a rod holdall and a rod sleeve?
Rod holdalls - Otherwise known as rod carry cases give you the option of transporting several fully made up rods, enabling you to get fishing as soon as you decide on a peg. Fishing rod holdalls are normally heavily padded and have a number of handles and straps – including two smaller handles for easy in-car manoeuvrability. At Angling Direct, you can find rod holdalls in several different sizes and lengths, usually corresponding to the length of the rods you intend on transporting.
Rod sleeves - A paired down version of a rod holdall, rod sleeves can hold no more than one fully made-up rod and offer reduced padding. This makes them a lighter option, ideal for mobile angling. Rod sleeves also specify what size fishing rod they are designed to hold, as well as whether or not they can accommodate a bit pit reel.
What to consider when purchasing a fishing bag
Purpose - Now you know the different types of carp fishing luggage we stock here at team AD, you can narrow down your choice of tackle storage. Remember to consider your purpose for the bag, whether it is to store rods, reels or to comfortably house your cooking equipment.
Usefulness - Not only think of what you will store inside the bag but in what circumstances you will be using it. It is all well and good getting a huge carryall but if you don’t have a hand free to hold it, a shoulder strap may be needed or investing in a backpack.
Size - Make sure to check the dimensions of any fishing tackle bag you look at as this will help narrow down your choices and fit your purpose.
Materials - The carp bags we stock often use waterproof material on the bottom of the bags to prevent soiling. Cool bags often use thermal linings and some of our luggage options will use hard padded casing or soft canvas materials.
Brands - We have a majority of fishing brands that all offer exceptionally well-made bags. Whether you seek Daiwa, Korda, Trakker or Greys, we have them and many more for you to look through.
Price - We stock a range of fishing bags at all different prices. Those anglers on a budget can select a lower-priced bag and those wanting all the luxuries a fishing tackle bag can offer, will be looking at some o the higher ticket products in this category.
If you want more information on any of the fishing luggage we stock here at Angling Direct, check out the product reviews on the AD blog or call up our customer service team.