5 of the Effective Rod Pods Money Can Buy for Carp Fishing

Top five rod rods in carp fishingThis week, we check out the top five rod pods for carp fishing.

In a world where using banksticks and buzz bars are the most fashionable and reliable way to present your rods on the bank, ready for a bite, there maybe be times when this type of setup is not that effective.

When your fishing somewhere where there is uneven ground, gravel or wooden platform swims, using a rod pod can save the day.

Rod pods offer your rods stability on the most uneven of ground, your rods will be positioned at the same height and rod pods are usually easy to set up and pack away on the bank.

Below is our top 5 rod pods for carp fishing, listed in no particular order. We created this top 5 by taking into consideration the features offered by each rod pod, the design and overall quality.

So without anymore time to waste, let’s get started!

Cygnet Quicklock Rod Pod

  • Easy to assemble and pack away
  • Buzz bars are included, alarms and butt rests can be left on for an even quicker setup
  • Fully adjustable legs and pod length
  • Slick black design
  • Includes rod pod bag

You can find it here

Fox X Pod Plus with Goal Post Buzz Bars

Fox X Pod Plus with Goal Post Buzz Bars

  • Adjustable legs and pod length
  • Supremely light and boasts stability on any ground surface
  • Easy to transport
  • Quick and easy set up
  • Includes pair of 3 Rod ‘Rod Lok’ Buzz Bars

You can find it here

Nash H-Gun Rod Pod

nash rod pod

  • Available in 2 rod and 3 rod versions which include buzz bars
  • Easy and quick to assemble
  • Fully adjustable pod length and legs
  • Bank sticks can be removed from the pod and used as separate bank sticks if you wish to do so
  • Includes a compact carry bag

You can find it here

Fox Black Label Compact Pod

  • The most compact rod pod on the market
  • Would most likely fit any carp luggage such as a backpack or tackle bag
  • Full adjustable legs and pod length
  • Use with 2-Rod and 3-Rod Black Label Buzz Bars (not included but sold separately)
  • A slick black design used throughout

You can find it here

JAG Black Super Compact Pod Kit

  • Super light and fast set-up design
  • Built using only the highest quality materials which you would expect from Jag
  • Fully adjustable and fits compactly in its included carry bag
  • 3 rod buzz bars are included
  • Quality UK made product

You can find it here

Our thoughts

There many rod pods on the market but you’ve just read our top five.

We recommend if you’re on a budget to consider the Cygnet Quicklock Rod Pod or the Nash H-Gun Rod Pod.

If you take you fishing seriously and are looking for a reliable rod pod, that’s strong and stable and is to the highest quality, we recommend the JAG Black Super Compact Pod Kit.


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Nash H-Gun Rod Pod – The Review

Nash H-gun Rod PodFor this weeks review I will be reviewing the ever so reliable Nash H-gun Rod Pod. I’ve owned this pod for well over 3 years now and has never let me down.

Now days the fashionable thing to use is bank sticks and pods are rare used, but in curtain situations rod pods dominate.

Take for example your fishing a lake with wooden platforms or even fishing somewhere with hard ground a rod pod really does make your fishing and setting up a lot quicker and easier.

When I used bank sticks in the past I used to spend way to long perfecting the position of the sticks when I could have used a pod and been fishing in a matter of a couple of minutes.

Below I will go into detail on the features and uses of the Nash H-gun Rod Pod.

Great for platform swims

The reason I purchased the pod in the first place is because I was fishing a local day ticket fishery which the swims had wooden platforms and I just wanted to be fishing a lot quicker, also carrying a mallet around with you just adds to your gears total weight.

Rod pod’s is also great for rough and uneven terrain because of their goal post designs and also can adjust the legs height.


The pod is incredibly stable because of its goal post style frame ensuring total rigidity and also can reduce false indications which is a great bonus especially in windy conditions. The pod also includes top quality solid bank sticks with a spiked end for extra stability.


The Nash H-Gun Rod Pod is very easy and quick to put together compared to other rod pods on the market.

There is no need for any additional tools to assemble it such as a hammer or mallet. Putting the rod pod away is also a joy because of it’s fold flat design.

The pod is extremely lightweight and comes with a compact zipped carry case. The carry case comes with extra pockets which is great for storing items such as snag bars, rear rests and indicators.

The design

The rod pod has a very carpy dark green matt finish and all the bank sticks have a gripped coating making it easier to adjust in wet conditions. The pod looks incredibly stylish and gives your rods a real smart presentation on the bank.

nash rod pod

Is it value for money?

This rod pod by Nash is extremely excellent value for money retailing for under £50 and for the quality you get in return you can’t fault it. The pod comes in a two and three rod options so there is something for everyone’s style of fishing.

As I mentioned earlier I’ve had the H-gun pod for over 3 years now with no issues, no rust and I use all it for 100% of my fishing.

You can find the Nash H-gun Rod Pod from your local shop or purchase it from amazon like I did.

UPDATE (28/10/2017): This rod pod looks to be discontinued now and will be replaced with the new KNX Rod Pod.

Thanks for reading my review on the Nash H-gun Rod Pod, if you’ve also used this pod and have anything to add or if you have a question about this rod pod I would love to hear them in the comments below.

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