Light carp rods

Arry innes

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Hello everyone. I am new to this course fishing lark.....could anyone help me a bit.I want to buy a couple of starter rods. I have been fishing my local lake with a couple of sea spinning rods which isn't that great. What I'm after is a rod that has a really light action to it.the carp goto 20lb i hear but most are 5 to ten from I can see. Can anyone recommend recommend a light action carp / bream rod.? Any help would be great. Arran
 

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Hi there @Arry innes and welcome.

A 2lb test curve Barbel rod will do it. I take Carp off the top with one, landing mid doubles on many occasion. Not knowing your budget is another matter regarding the rod you buy. This rod will give you the best of both worlds, having a quiver tip with it. Why 2lb test curve? well that's just in case one of those bigger one's decides to have a go.


This one has 2 quiver tips for more versatility...

 

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For that sort of fishing I'd go for an Avon quiver type rod so you can cover plenty of options with it. The two I have are the John Wilson Avon quiver and tf gear compact all rounder which are around the £50-£60 mark. If you want to go a bit higher end there's the drennan twintip specialist, korum all rounder and the greys prodigy PB twintip of those that I've at least had a waggle of.
 

Arry innes

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Hi there @Arry innes and welcome.

A 2lb test curve Barbel rod will do it. I take Carp off the top with one, landing mid doubles on many occasion. Not knowing your budget is another matter regarding the rod you buy. This rod will give you the best of both worlds, having a quiver tip with it. Why 2lb test curve? well that's just in case one of those bigger one's decides to have a go.


This one has 2 quiver tips for more versatility...

.right. thankyou guys I shall have a look around for best price......thanks very much for your help
 

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John Wilson Travel Barbel rod 1.75 lb curve but plenty strong enough for to 20lb imo, i've taken mine to several 18+ commons no problem. and the avon tip is ok for close in ledger float work with locslide and polaris sliders :) and you have x3 quiver tips if thats you prefered way.
 

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If most of the carp are sub 10 pound with just the oustside chance of a 20 I'd definitely be looking for something in the 1.25-1.5lb tc range. That'll certainly give you enough power to handle upper doubles whilst still being light enough to not just winch in the sub double fish whilst also allowing you to fish for other species as well.
 

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Hello everyone. I am new to this course fishing lark.....could anyone help me a bit.I want to buy a couple of starter rods. I have been fishing my local lake with a couple of sea spinning rods which isn't that great. What I'm after is a rod that has a really light action to it.the carp goto 20lb i hear but most are 5 to ten from I can see. Can anyone recommend recommend a light action carp / bream rod.? Any help would be great. Arran

Are you looking at float fishing?
If so for fish under 20lb I would look at a carp pellet waggler rod. I’ve had carp to 17lb on mine without breaking much of a sweat.
They are much more forgiving.
 

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John Wilson Avon is the rod for you m'boy. Put on a reel loaded with 6 lb line and it'll handle any of those carp as long as the clutch is set properly. I've landed 18lb Carp on that combo. It'll be just as happy with 3lb line for silvers.
 

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Hi, a lot of rods will handle Carp, as said.
One thing to consider, is how far you might need to cast.
Other things to consider, is it weedy, full of snags etc.
What do others use on that Lake for Carp & why etc.


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I have a pair of Wychwood Solace rods, 1.75lb test curve and they are perfect for that type of fishing, full cork handles too for that retro look ha ha

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Hello everyone. I am new to this course fishing lark.....could anyone help me a bit.I want to buy a couple of starter rods. I have been fishing my local lake with a couple of sea spinning rods which isn't that great. What I'm after is a rod that has a really light action to it.the carp goto 20lb i hear but most are 5 to ten from I can see. Can anyone recommend recommend a light action carp / bream rod.? Any help would be great. Arran
I've got two abu garcia specimin twin rods. 1.5lb trst curve. They come with a quiver top section with 3 tips and a normal section.

You can fish method etc with the quiver or small bait runners with the normal.

Probsbly the best fish playing rods I've had. They don't bump off small fish but there is loads of grunt in the blank. Feel great with a load on them.

The wife and i have had plenty of carp out of boddington resevoir with them. Loads of decent singles up to nearly 20s. Mostly on the pellet feeder or method with the quiver section or off the surface with the normal top.

Think they are 69.99 on eBay. Its a 2 piece 12ft rod with a fairly short handle. Probably better for feel than 100 yard plus casts.
 

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I bought a Middy twin tip, cheap as chips and I would, now, not be without it(y)
 

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Probably a bit dearer than you want, at least when new, but I love my Nash Scope 1.75tc.

Other than that I would echo the Avon suggestion.
 

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I saw those advertised too, but it's too far for me. Nice rods.
 

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For that type of fishing personally I use a slightly stepped up waggler rod for float fishing and a normal commercial type quiver tip rod for feeder and bomb but obviously that could prove expensive for someone just starting out so I understand the Avon rod recommendations, I have the JW travel Avon which is a very good rod and is very versatile, but if I didn't want a travel rod I would look at the darent valley 1.25lb TC Avon rod marketed by the tackle box, I have the 0.75 TC specialist rod and it is a really nice rod, I have also had a good waggle of the Avon rod and felt it was every bit as good if not better than both the John Wilson and the drennan and is a fair bit cheaper than both

 
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If you’re looking for a light actioned rod for general carp and bream I’d be looking at a carp / pellet waggler for float fishing or a feeder rod legering.

Generally a mistake to base your tackle on the basis of the biggest fish in the lake in my opinion and many beginners fish too heavy with few fishing too light!

Lots and lots to choose from and at very reasonable prices.

Any decent tackle shop should be able to advise and there’s masses of these type of rods in the used market for excellent value.
 
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