GTD “Distance” 12ft Carp Fishing Rod

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This beautiful actioned 12ft rod is core to the GTD range, so it had to be absolutely perfect!

LENGTH: 12ft
TEST CURVE: 3lb 6oz

The GTD rod offers the essential crisp feel thanks to a lovely responsive blank. A great rod needs to do more than cast – it needs to feel right when you’re playing fish to the net too and this is the other key element that the GTD rod fulfils with ease. Somehow the blank balances casting power with a precise feel that is just right! And yet, it still maintains a superb playing curve that is perfect for almost any angling scenario.

To put this into angling context, the responsive medium fast action ensures you can control casts accurately with a range of weights, without any vagueness that can impair that exacting feel that may affect accuracy. This is a true angler’s rod.

Essentially, the GTD is a medium-fast action rod – which means it offers fast tip recovery and effortless accurate casting without being unforgiving or overly stiff. The combination of mandrel and materials used in its manufacture means the finished rod offers a direct, responsive connection and feels superb when you’re playing a carp!

This GTD is manufactured exclusively for Gardner Tackle, to exacting tolerances and finished with a clean and uncluttered build. The lightweight 3K-reinforced blank has been designed, developed and tested to be suitable for the full range of carp fishing applications.
GTD rods feature:

  • Full hi-gloss finish with 3K ballistic finish to just above the overfit joint.
  • 3K tweel finishes just above the overfit joint. *This allows a faster and more responsive tip action by keeping tip weight to an absolute minimum.
  • The exclusive 12ft blank is made using 36-ton Mitsubishi carbon fibre, on low resin prepreg blanks.
  • Super lightweight Minima guides are combined with a conventional anti-frap tip ring.
  • Full hi-gloss finish helps protect all components and maintains looks/performance.
  • A 3K carbon Fibre machined DPS reel seat to match the rods 3k tweel/finish.
  • ‘Line friendly’ low profile carbon line clip whipped in position to assist bite indication.
  • The GTD features a clutter free, tidy build specification.
  • Full slim line EVA handle with wide SS butt cap.

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ROD WARRANTY INFORMATION: The Gardner Tackle rod warranty offers the original purchaser a discretionary free repair or replacement in the unlikely event of manufacturing defects. This warranty is in addition to and does not affect or reduce the owner’s statutory rights, which cover against manufacturing faults and mis-described goods during the statutory 1 year period. The benefit of the warranty may not be assigned or transferred to any other subsequent owner. Customers are requested to retain a proof of purchase as this will be requested upon making a claim under your statutory rights. *If the scope of necessary repair work is outside the terms of the warranty please contact us on and we will endeavour to respond to your correspondence as quickly as possible to discuss available options. FURTHER INFORMATION: You are responsible for the cost of carriage of the rod or section to Gardner Tackle or to your local place of purchase. We will try to match, so far as is reasonably possible, a replacement rod section to a broken section. However, there may be minor colour/material and specification variations in the replacement sections against the original. The Gardner Warranty does not cover lost or stolen rod(s) or rod section(s), ordinary wear and tear or loss covered by normal insurable risks such as theft, loss, fire, accidental damage or consequential/incidental liability damages. The warranty is invalid if the defect is caused by misuse, neglect or if unauthorized alteration/repairs have taken place to the item. When replacement sections are no longer available, we may at our discretion offer you a comparable rod from the current range, at a discounted price. Full Contact details are available here – Contact Page.


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