If you plan on catching that crafty carp then you will need the right carp fishing rod to go with your tackle. Depending on whether you need to cast long range or short range the test-curve and length of carp rod is an important decision to make. You will also need a good reliable carp fishing reel.
Looking at carp fishing rods for beginners? If so, then we would recommend starting at 2.75lb test curve which is capable of casting 3oz weight and bait for approximately 100 yards. Species Hunter has reviewed the best 2 pieces and 3 piece carp fishing rods from popular brands such as Shakespeare, Shimano and Daiwa below:
Daiwa Black Widow 12ft Carp Fishing Rod
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Daiwa is well known for quality budget fishing rods. The Daiwa Black Widow G50 is lightweight and powerful. It certainly lives up to expectation! The high quality ceramic rings and stainless steel frame guides create a slim profile. With 50mm butt guides and 3.5lb test-curve, the rod allows for high action casting power and precision accuracy.
The DPS reel seat will fit any popular carp reel. The rod is matt black and has an aluminium butt making it very stylish. When fishing with the Black Widow you can feel comfortable catching big fish and it handles the playing of fish really well.
Shakespeare Unisex 3 Piece 12ft Carp Rod
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This 12ft fishing rod by Shakespeare is designed to catch carp smoothly. Not only is the rod great value for money but it also offers 3.0 lb powerful casting action and is constructed of high-quality carbon with a sleek black finish. Well made and easily capable of catching 30lb carp without any problems. Quality lined guides and through action blanks. Can also be used for spinning and lightweight sea fishing. When taken apart the rod can easily fit in the boot of your car but be warned there is no carry case supplied so you will need to buy a rod sleeve separately to help keep the fishing rod in good condition.
Oakwood 10ft Carp Stalking Rod x2
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The price of these Oakwood carp stalking rods are unreal, and you get two rods for the price of one. Each 2 piece rod is 10ft and 2.5lb test-curve so is capable of landing 30lb carp or pike effortlessly. Includes a rod bag so you can easily transport them with you on fishing trips. Due to the length, the rod is very agile in tight areas and has great close up action so you can really feel the fish. Do not forget your Polaroid fishing glasses if you want to improve your vision finding the best spot to cast your bait.