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10% off!

As a little thank you to all of our customers for their continued support, we are pleased to say we are offering 10% off all of our rod building supplies until the end of November 2021.

Simply shop as normal, then use the code nov10 in the coupons box when checking out to receive the discount!

New American Tackle introduction video

Check out this great video from the guys at Carpology, working with several members of our Cotswold Rods team to introduce some of the products from American Tackle!

New American Tackle Video

A great new video here from American Tackle, giving in an insight into some of their new products designed for carp fishing rods.

As always from American Tackle, great quality and in stock here at Cotswold Rods!

Atrex blanks special offer!

A special offer for our rod building customers!

Purchase any American Tackle Atrex blanks from our online shop this week and recieve a FREE American Tackle size 18 carbon fibre reel seat fitted with frosted hoods with every blank!

No need for codes – we’ll add 1 seat in with every blank purchased automatically.

Order here – American Tackle Atrex Carp rod blanks – Cotswold Rods

Offer valid 15/03/21 – 21/03/21. 


Further expansion

We have now increased our build capacity to cope with demand.

We now have three new members of the team helping Tom to build our rods and dispatch orders.

All trained to our high standards, we’ll introduce them properly shortly.

This will allow us to offer elevated levels of customer service, along with faster lead times on our custom builds.

The last few months have been busier than ever and extra staffing was much needed, but being a niche industry,  lengthy training has been required.


COVID – 19 update

We are still operating, but operating mostly from our home workshops, to comply with the Government measures.

This means that our usual landline number won’t be serviced as much as usual, but if you call, please leave a message and we should be able to pick them up every couple of days.

We are still posting all orders out via the courier network every Thursday.

For the quickest replies on any enquiries, please email us on or message us via Facebook or Instagram.

Pace Compact coming soon!

Our new Pace Compact rods should be available from mid-November!
more details here – http://Our new Pace Compact rods should be available from mid-November!



The Spodcast – a carp angling podcast

Check out an interview with the owner of Cotswold Rods, Tom Pollard here-

Nash Scope Quivers currently 50% off!

Nash Scope Quivers are currently 50% off when you buy two or more Scope Abbreviated rods from our website.

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Simply add the required rods to your basket, along with a Scope Quiver, and enter the code QUIVER50 to receive your discount of £29.99!



Cotswold Profile reel seats now in stock

If you are looking for a different style of reel seat, these are worth serious consideration.

They are light, durable and fit all big pit reels.

seats 1 seats 2 seats 4

Lots of exciting new Wychwood products

Ready for the new season, we have stocked up on lots of the great products from the Wychwood stable.

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The Riot rods are now available – and on a fantastic ‘Buy two get one free’ offer!

Also on offer until the end of March are the AVS X remote bite alarms, along with a select few models of reels.


Check out the Wychwood products in our shop, and as always, contact us if you need advice on the best product for you.


Monkey Climber rods now available with new options!

Monkey Climber rods

The smart MC rods are now available in 10ft 2.75lb and 3.25lb to extend the range.

There is now also an option for full cork handles.


Lots of new products added in the store

Lots of rods available in the store for next day delivery.

Customs, limited runs and clearance rods can all be found here


Special offers and clearance rods

For up to date stock rods and special offers, check out the new page in our shop.

New stock rods, often special builds designed by the team, will be changing regularly, along with special offers across all brands.

New PACE rods now in stock

The best PACE rods we have ever designed are now in stock and available for immediate dispatch.

Priced from £189.99, check them out in the shop for more details.


New matt black Alps seats

The excellent Alps seats are now available in the much requested matt black anodised finish.

Tough, light and durable, the Alps seats add a nice touch to custom built rods.

Seen here on a set of R1-FTs


Welcome to Cotswold Rods 2017

Welcome to 2017!

Best wishes to all of our customers and friends, both past and present.

As I write this on the 1st January, we have just finished our busiest ever months trading, even with the break for Christmas. It is a great feeling being part of a company that is pushing boundaries and making progress in the rod building world.

In October, we will have been trading for 10 years, a real milestone for us and something we look forward to celebrating with you later this year.

2016 saw a huge amount of custom rods leave our workshop, showing that there is a growing demand for quality products. To counter this demand, we have refined every aspect of our building process to enable a faster turnaround of superior quality product.

2017 also sees us welcome several new staff to the fold, who we will introduce in due course. This will enable a slicker operation and heightened levels of customer service and communication, one thing we have always been conscious we need improve upon.

We have several new products due for release this year, including a re-launch of the incredible and much sought after PACE range, several new blanks, rod building items and some super trick accessories.

Our new website, combined with a little more time (due to more staff and the children growing up), gives a better platform for us to show you what we are doing in the workshop, along with ideas prototypes and product information. Keep your eyes peeled for regular updates on our news page.

We would like to personally thank all of our customers of 2016, both for your business and support,

Tight lines

Tom, Dan, Jan and the rest of the team here at Cotswold Rods.