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Well it’s not going to fit in the postbox for a start, so you are going to need to find a courier to help you get your fishing gear delivered.
Fragile and awkwardly long, finding a way to deliver a fishing rod can be troublesome especially as generally the Post Office can’t cater for long items, whilst many the couriers will charge a lot of money to handle your goods.
This is where Parcel Monkey can wade into the rescue, as we simply take your parcel dimensions and delivery destination in order to catch you a great deal on courier service.
The answer to this is – it depends on the type of fishing rod. If you’re planning to post a telescopic or two-piece rod then you shouldn’t have any problems, as they can be reduced to a manageable size. However, your options will be a bit more limited if you’re looking to ship a one-piece rod, as most companies won’t transport something so long.
Parcel Monkey work with the likes of Parcelforce, DX Freight and Tuffnells to provide you with a variety of discounted options to send your fishing rod with, plus we have a wide selection of options for all other types of fishing accessories. These companies offer large and long item services.
Fishing rods need to be packed properly before shipping, as they are fragile items that require special care when packing. If you book with Parcel Monkey you can add protection to your booking as long as you have packaged your equipment properly.
Rods and poles can be pretty awkward to pack, due to their length, so they need a very specific type of container. Fortunately, there are storage options out there, and with some care and attention when it comes to packaging, rods can be shipped perfectly safely.
Whether you’re sending them on for your own fishing trip, or shipping to a new owner, this guide gives you everything you need to know.
First of all, you’ll need the usual packing materials – bubble wrap, polystyrene and packing tape. You’ll also require a container that’s strong enough to protect such delicate contents.
Surprisingly, you actually have a few options to choose from. The obvious one is a purpose-made fishing tube or case. If you’re using one of these, you’ll still need to pack it into a box for shipping, as it too will need protecting. The problem with this is that it all gets a bit too bulky then, so we recommend doing the following.
Visit your nearest friendly tackle shop and ask if they have any leftover tubes from rods they’ve had delivered to them. You might even get it free of charge. Failing that, sewer pipe or gutter downpipe bought from a DIY store will do just fine. Or you can use the tubes used inside rolls of carpet.
When you’re cutting the makeshift tubes down to size, be sure to leave about two inches of space on either end. That way the rod ends are further away from danger, and there’s plenty of space to add padding.
Depending on the size of the tube you’re using, you can send multiple rods. Just make sure you have enough space for protecting all the ends with bubble wrap – don’t compromise on this, whatever you do! Face the rods in opposite directions when packing them, and then arrange them so that the butts stick out an inch or two of the tips, to protect the more fragile ends of the rod.
You shouldn’t have any problems posting fishing rods internationally, other than the length of course.
Restrictions are a bit more tight on long items being sent overseas as it can be costly for the couriers to move these sort of items. As long as your package is around 155 cm max in length you should still be able to book a courier service, ideal for telescopic fishing rods.
Complete the customs forms we provide for international shipments correctly, including supplying a working contact telephone number in the destination you are sending to.
We offer protection cover in the booking process for items such as rods and poles. This means we can offer compensation in the event of the rod being lost, stolen or damaged –as long as the packaging guidelines have been followed, which is why it’s so important to follow the steps listed above.
If your fishing rod is particularly expensive, or you simply want peace of mind when your fishing equipment is on its way to its destination, you can add additional protection cover to the booking that exceeds some of the free protection levels we offer.
Of course, a major segment of our users are people buying or selling online via sites such as Amazon, eBay or even Gumtree. As the courier services we offer come with full tracking, protection cover and are available for a great price, it is easy to see why this is the case.
When you book via Parcel Monkey you can share the tracking with the recipient, plus you can book a courier to go and collect something you of purchased online from another address. You can email them the shipping labels, or if you book Parcelforce or DX, the collection driver will take the shipping label to the collection address.
Hopefully our advice will remove the frustration of being a bidder but not able to bid on fishing rod as the seller is unable to source a reasonably priced courier service.
There is a huge variety of fishing equipment available to buy these days and it is big business.
We have seen our customers send not only fishing rods and poles, but;
tackle boxes, nets, clothing, tents, waders, reels, lures and hooks for all kinds of fishing whether it be coarse, carp or sea.
These fishing accessories will all need to be packaged correctly, and the measurements accurate when you come to get a quote to send them.
It is important to note that bait if of course not suitable, and this type of perishable item would simply be destroyed by the courier. The same goes for liquids and batteries, so remove any batteries from torches and alarms, especially if sending internationally.