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Carp Tackle - What You Need

If you are thinking about taking up carp fishing or are looking to buy carp equipment for a loved one - read this article to find out what you need.

What you need?

GENERAL - The following is a list of the essential carp fishing tackle items most carp fishermen have when they go fishing:

Rod(s): one or two carp rods preferably with a test curve of 1.5 – 2.5
Reel(s): one or two reels with 8lb – 12lb line and preferably with a bait runner facility.
Landing Net: a large landing net.
Tackle Box: a box with separating compartments for placing your fishing tackle in.
Rod Rests or Rod Pod: four rod rests or a rod pod. If you are using bite alarms you will need screw threaded rod rests so that you can attach the bite alarm.
Unhooking Mat: place the carp onto this mat so that you don’t damage the fish. This is essential when fishing for big carp, most fisheries with large carp will not allow you to fish with out one.
Rod Bag: place your rods, rod rests, nets, and umbrella in this bag to allow you to carry your equipment with ease.
Back Pack / Tackle Bag: place as much of your equipment in here so you can carry you tackle about with ease.
Umbrella: your choice, has definitely saved me from a few soakings.
Scales: get some scales so you know just how big that fish really was.
Sling: used for weighing fish, place the fish in the sling and then hang the sling from the scales (remember to take the weight of the sling away from the weight).
Camera (optional): capture that big fish on camera and show your mates just how big it really was so they believe you when you say "it was this big", plus you can send it in to Fishe and we will place it in the Fishe photo gallery so that other fishermen can enjoy your fish.
Chair: your choice, a nice comfy seat or a hard muddy bank.
Bait Box(es): place your bait in these containers.
Scissors: a pair of scissors always come in very handy when fishing especially for trimming / cutting line.
Disgorger: used to help remove the hook from a fish’s mouth. You attach the disgorger to the line and slide it down until you reach the hook, you can then pull the hook out with ease.
Small Forceps: used to help remove the hook from large fish’s mouth

LEDGERING

The following is a list of fishing tackle required if you decide to use the ledger fishing technique:

Ledger weights (selection): a selection of ledger weights weighing from to 1/4 oz to 1oz.
Hair rigs: a collection of hair rigs with different sized hooks and hairs. A hair rig is a hook with a thin piece of line attached to the hook, you then attach your bait to the hair using a hair needle. Hair rigs are usually used with boilies but other bait can be attached.
Hair needle: used to thread a boilie (or bait) onto a hair on a hair rig.
Hooks (selection): a selection of hooks from size 14 to size 4.
Shot (selection): a selection of different sized shot from size A to BB’s. Shot are sometimes used for ledgering to prevent tackle from sliding up the line too far.
Bite alarms: one or two bite alarms. Bite alarms let you know when you have a bite with a loud sound.
Bite indicators: one or two bite indicators. Bite indicators allow you to see the strength of the bite.

FLOAT FISHING / SURFACE FEEDING

The following is a list of fishing tackle required if you decide to use the float fishing / surface feeding technique:

Floats (selection): – a selection of floats for all occasions, ranging from surface feeder floats to waggler floats.
Hooks (selection): a selection of hooks from size 14 to size 4.
Shot (selection): a selection of different sized shot from size A to BB’s. Shot are used to weigh the float down, used to make the line sink and used to prevent tackle from sliding up the line too far.





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