Carp Fishing Rods

If you plan on catching that crafty carp then you’re going to 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 piece and 3 piece carp fishing rods from popular brands such as Shakespeare, Shimano and Daiwa below:

Shimano Tribal Velocity 12ft Carp Rod

This 12ft fishing rod by Shimano is designed to catch carp smoothly. Not only is the rod great value for money but it also offers powerful casting action and is made of high-quality responsive carbon. Supplied with 50mm butt guides and built on one of the slimmest blanks available. Large butt makes it ideal for long distance casts. Expect nothing but raw power from a carp rod made from top quality components. The Tribal Velocity is an excellent all-around carp fishing rod from a brand name you can trust.


Daiwa Black Widow 10ft 3 Rod Carp Set

Playing fish is a dream with the Black Widow complete 3 rod carp fishing set by Daiwa. Each carp rod is made from high quality, lightweight carbon blanks with DPS style reel seat fitted. The slim design features a stainless steel frame with full shrink grip handle and aluminium butt cap. Ceramic rings are available on all rods apart from the 10′ model. Improve your casting accuracy, rods are thin, light, and incredibly strong. A great set of carp rods for the price. Available in 2.75lb, 3lb and 3.5lb test curve.


Shimano Vengeance 12ft Carp Rod

The Vengeance by Shimano is a great all-rounder 3lb test curve rod that comes loaded with features. The design is based on Shimano’s XT30 blank. Includes Shimano Vibra lock carp reel seat with exposed blank that allows the angler to feel what is going on beneath the water. Perfect for carp fishing or any other type of angling adventure. Vengeance carp rod comes with ABS rear tube grips, stainless steel guides and exposed blank for complete control.


Shimano Alivio 12ft Carp Rod

Shimano Alivio is 2 part 3lb test curve carp fishing rod with 6 guides. Created for anglers on a budget the price of this rod makes it suitable for 3 rod setups without costing a fortune. This 12ft long carp rod is capable of landing any fish at home or abroad and is lightweight and easy to carry. Expect great playing action with all the same characteristics of more expensive models.


Shimano Tribal 12ft Carp Rod

Shimano Tribal TX-1 is high performance 12ft carp fishing rod with 3lb test curve. Shimano DPS reel seat allows you to quickly connect any carp fishing reel quickly and securely. The slim design makes it lightweight and this carp rod really does play fish beautifully. The Tribal is made from Hardlite guides for improved casting and playing action.