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Welcome to the world’s first dedicated website, selling all things carpy! Vintage Carp Tackle offers a comprehensive range of carp tackle and books from yesteryear, from the first split cane carp rods of the 1950-60s through to the ‘old school’ years of the 1970-90s. So, if it’s something special from those pioneering years, or you simply want a trip down memory lane and to fish with the old gear you used to use ‘back in the day’, we hope you’ll be able to find it here on our site.

We offer the finest, Richard Walker inspired, split cane carp fishing rods from makers, such as B James & Son and Oliver’s of Knebworth, through to those iconic glass and carbon carp rods, including examples made by the leaders of the day, such as Bruce & Walker, Hardy and North Western. And, of course, those classic rods need to be paired up with Mitchell or ABU reels or a lovely centrepin…all of which you can find right here. We can even supply those old canvas and leather rod holdalls, wax jackets, Trilby hats and Kelly kettles, so you really look the part!

If it’s the ‘old school’ carp gear you’re after then look no further as we have sourced some of those classic retro rods and reels from those ‘monkey climber’ days. So why not take a browse and check out our cult Rod Hutchinson, early Century and Daiwa rods, optonic bite alarms, early rod pods, early model Shimano Baitrunner reels and other accessories.

We are constantly adding new stock to our range of carp rods, reels, books and accessories so be sure to keep an eye on our site so you don’t miss out! If you have any items of carp fishing tackle you’d like to sell then please don’t hesitate to contact us as we pay a fair and honest price. Or if you simply want to drop us a line for any information on the history of our beloved sport then give us a call or check out our Facebook page where we’ll be regularly posting interesting information about carp tackle, from a bygone age, and alerting you to new items freshly added to our site.

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