Are you new to carp fishing and want to join a helpful and engaging online carp community? Or are you a carp angler who simply wants to get to know other anglers, share tips and tricks, read about tackle and gear reviews, and show off your latest carp?
If the answer is yes, then this article will help you find the web’s best, nicest, and most helpful and engaging carp forums and Facebook groups.
I am an active member of most of these communities myself and I know how much value they have to offer! This is why I thought I share them with you so that you can become a part of these vibrant carp communities yourself. Let’s dive right in, shall we!
Carp Fishing Addicts
This very active and engaging Facebook group is one of the largest carp communities on the platform.
Having more than 34.000 members, this group has plenty of daily posts and comments. No matter when you check this group throughout the day, there is always some nice discussion or some great carp pictures being published.
The group’s admins do a really good job of keeping the community nice and clean. Mean or ill-tempered posts or comments are extremely rare and there are thousands of helpful members who will answer any type of carp-related questions or give valuable tips on fishing techniques and gear.
Check out Carp Fishing Addicts on Facebook and see if you want to join!
This is one of the internet’s last remaining carp fishing forums (outside of the realm of social media that is). And let me tell you, it’s a good one!
Even though classic fishing forums are somewhat outdated, this forum manages to survive and keep its engaging community alive and kicking.
Carpforum.co.uk has a member base of 11.000 and daily posts and comments on various topics and discussions.
Some of the most active and updated ones include:
- General Carp Discussions
- UK Venues
Visit carpforum.co.uk, browse through the content, and see if you’d like to become a member.
This Facebook carp group and its almost 20.000 members post and discuss various carp fishing topics on a daily basis.
There is a lot of focus on bait and tackle discussions and venue recommendations, which is especially great for beginners or anglers who want to try out new methods and techniques.
There are also frequent posts from pleasant carp fishing YouTube channels and carp fisheries from the UK, something that further enriches this carp community.
Check out Just Carpin on Facebook and see if you’d like to join the ranks.
The Carp Anglers Group
This is a really nice American carp fishing group on Facebook. Its almost 5.000 members are extremely active and frequently engage in really good and deep discussions about carp fishing in North America.
This group welcomes both absolute beginners and more advanced Euro-style carp anglers, which makes it extremely versatile.
I especially like the fact that the community helps carp newcomers with tips on locally sourced baits and tackle.
If you are wondering about the different aspects of carp fishing in the US, this group is the perfect fit for you. It is very common that posts of this nature get a ton of comments and helpful tips and advice.
Check out The Carp Anglers Group on Facebook and join this awesome community if you like.
This is another classic online carp forum that has managed to survive the onslaught of social media. It actually has over 100.000 members and new anglers join the forum every day.
Here, you will find more than 24.000 topics and over 300.000 posts on anything related to carp fishing and the forum has an active community and frequent engagement and discussions.
I especially like the fact that carp.com has a global aspect to it, as it covers carp fishing all over the world and has members from various regions and countries.
Find out more about carp.com and sign up if you want to join this community.
The Carping Network UK
This is a UK-based Facebook carp group with over 10.000 active members. The group’s admins are very engaged and manage the group perfectly; posting updates and sharing interesting news, stories and tackle reviews with the community.
Both pros and beginners are frequently posting in this Facebook group and many posts receive plenty of helpful, encouraging and friendly replies.
There are also a lot of posts about venue recommendations and reports from all over the UK, which makes this carp community really valuable to English carp anglers.
Totally Carp is another rather large and very active Facebook group. This carp fishing community has almost 14.000 members and keeps growing by the day.
Posts of great catches, as well as bait reviews and product tips, can be seen frequently in this group, which means that you can get a lot of visual input and plenty of practical advice on tackle and baits.
Find out more about the FB group Totally Carp and see if you want to join.
I hope that this article will help you find a carp forum or Facebook group that fits your needs and preferences. Networking and socializing with fellow carp anglers on the internet can be really rewarding and has led to many new friendships. Giver it a try!
Tight lines, Max
Essential Tackle Tips
If you’re looking for solid and reliable carp fishing equipment, these tips might be useful for you.
The following tackle is of top quality and sells at a very decent price on Amazon.
I have been using this setup myself for many years and have caught plenty of big carp with it.
Rod: Daiwa Black Widow
A very strong and beautifully made 12ft 3lb carp rod with a ton of backbone and a great bend. Casts anything up to 5 oz extremely well and lets you navigate and control your fish smoothly and effectively. Fits both open and snaggy waters.
A reliable standard-sized baitrunner reel that works great for short to medium-distance carp fishing. Loads around 200 yards of 15-18lb monofilament mainline. Handles any wild run very smoothly! Fits the Black Widow rod perfectly.
Mainline: Daiwa Sensor 15lb
One of the strongest and most durable monofilament lines out there! Sells at a very good price and will last you for many fishing trips. Has just the right amount of stretch to perfectly hook and fight every fish.
Related Carp Articles
If you want to find out more about the wonderful sport of carp fishing and about the amazing carp as a species, make sure to also read these related articles:
- What Types of Carp Are There? (A Species Guide)
- What Is a Fishing Bivvy? (A Complete Guide)
- Common Carp And Mirror Carp (How Are They Different?)
- What Are the Best Online Fishing Stores in the UK?
Featured image courtesy of Philip Moxon