Best North American Carp Fishing Tackle Shops

When I first began trying to catch carp over 20 years ago, finding specific carp fishing tackle in North America was nearly impossible. Anglers in the United States and Canada had to make do with gear tailored for salt water or towards big fish like salmon and trout to land larger specimen such as carp.

Carp Fishing Tackle in North America

Although I have noticed more and more anglers recently starting to target carp in North America, it would still be difficult for local shops to make a living off stocking up on carp-specific fishing gear. Luckily, the internet has brought us the magic of eCommerce. The sites listed below sell to all anglers across North America, thus reaching enough customers to make a profit.

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Nathan Cutler

Owner of Improved Carp Angling. With over 20 years of experience fishing for carp, I don’t claim to know it all. I just like to document and share my experiences with gear and tactics to help others get into the sport of Carp Fishing.

Where Can You Buy Carp Fishing Tackle in North America?

As I will further detail below, North American Carp Anglers can now obtain any piece of Carp Fishing Kit manufactured and sold worldwide. Although special European Carp Fishing Tackle isn’t necessary to catch Carp, I have noticed an increase in my catch rates and enjoyment of the sport by implementing new tactics and specialty tackle.

1. Carp Kit

Carp Kit stocks all the major European Brands of Carp Fishing Tackle and ships quickly to the United States and Canada. I can spend hours browsing the Carp Kit Website through the vast amount of available gear. It is a blessing not to be charged the high shipping rates and import fees when ordering from Carp Fishing Shops in the UK.

Creating an account and using the checkout system is streamlined and easy to use. I enjoy the available wish list feature once you create an account. While browsing, I will frequently add items I want to purchase in the future and add them to my wish list.

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In the rare event of an error or damage to my order, Carp Kit has responded quickly and has gone above and beyond to remedy the issue.

Last year, I had some specific pieces of kit that I was trying to get a hold of. I contacted Carp Kit in advance and inquired if they could be included in the following order. As it was winter here in Canada and my carp fishing was on hold, I had no issue waiting a few months until the next shipment came in from overseas.

Due to the high level of customer service, amount of kit available, and ease of use, Carpkit hits the number 1 spot on my list for buying Carp Fishing Gear in North America.

2. Big Carp Tackle

Coming in at number two is Big Carp Tackle. I have ordered a few items from Big Carp Tackle that I couldn’t find at other shops. Shipping to Canada was quick, and the pricing was decent. However, if you live in the United States, this may be one of the best options for obtaining quality Carp Fishing Gear.

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Big Carp Tackle has been around quite a while and stocks a large amount of European Carp Fishing Tackle. This a great source you should check out.

3. Johnson Ross Tackle

Johnson Ross Tackle has been around for years. They offer a wide range of Carp Fishing Gear. If you cannot find what you’re looking for through North American Online Retailers, look at Johnson Ross Tackle. They have a well-laid-out website that is very easy to navigate. With quick shipping and excellent customer service, they ranked 3rd on our list.

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Although anglers generally need to pay high shipping costs, import fees, and duties as their goods cross the border, Johnson Ross is an excellent source for those hard-to-find products.

4. The Tackle Box

The Tackle Box has been around for ages—one of the first and most recommended shops that ship to North America by long-term carp anglers. Although shipping to North America can sometimes be high, The Tackle Box stocks many hard-to-find items unavailable at our other recommended online carp fishing stores.

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Stocking many of the popular UK Carp Fishing Brands and with quick shipping, it’s nice to see more variety for Carp Anglers in North America.

I’ve contacted The Tackle Box with specific questions about certain pieces of carp tackle before ordering. They are always prompt and very knowledgeable with hands-on experience. A solid source every North American Carp Angler should have bookmarked in their internet browser.

5. Monster Carp Tackle

5th on the list is Monster Carp Tackle. They create and stock their line of Carp Fishing Products, such as bite alarms, bait, rods and terminal tackle. In my experience, they are quality products at a reasonable price.

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If you’re getting into carp fishing and looking for quality products at a decent price, check out Monster Carp Tackle.

I have noticed that they have been stocking some other brands of carp fishing tackle, such as ESP. Shipping and pricing seem spot-on for Canadian Customers, and I know some top anglers that recommend Monster Carp Tackle products above others.

Through the websites listed above, any North American angler should be able to obtain all the carp-specific gear they need to be successful on the bank. Check out our Recommended Carp Fishing Gear Page for more specific recommendations on what carp fishing gear you should buy and direct links to items and prices.

I write these articles in an attempt to make the ultimate online resource for carp anglers and to help those who are new to the sport. If you use any online stores to purchase carp gear, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know so we can feature them here.