What are the Best Boots for Carp Fishing?
For me, keeping your feet dry and toasty during a session is vitally important.
They also need to be comfortable, waterproof and quick to put on, especially at night if I’m lucky enough to get a take.
All the major brands have brought out some kind of boot, whether that’s a thermal boot, fur-lined welly or a boot that focuses on ankle support.
So let’s jump straight in as I countdown the best carp fishing boots in the business!
Fox Chunk Camo Mid Boots
Although they look more like walking boots, the ‘Camo Mid Boot’ is entirely waterproof and reinforced in all the key areas.
Offering superb ankle support, the toe section and rear kick plate are completely reinforced – ideal if you wanted to kick something in frustration at a hook pull!
Seriously though, these are made of the highest quality materials – hence the fairly high prices.
These boots can also be removed, or put on, very quickly indeed.
Because of the unique ‘fold and fix’ tongue system, this allows you to slip in and out with ease when you get a bite.
Likewise, they look made for the bankside, in particular the camo pattern that is reminiscent on a lot of Fox carp tackle at the moment.
Available from sizes 7 through to 12, we can’t complain at how comfortable they are, even after a wearing them over a 48 hour session.
I certainly would recommend the Fox Chunk Camo Mid Boots to anglers who are looking for something that offers good ankle support, and are simple to put on and take off.
Vass Fleece Lined Winter Boots
For carp anglers that demand heat and comfort, the Vass Winter Fleece Lined Boot has you covered!
One of the leading manufacturers in waders, and footwear, Vass have produced a boot that is a mix between a welly, and a walking boot.
With a robust ‘quick release’ top, you can be sure that these are easy to remove, but more importantly, can be slipped on fast for when you need to tend to your rods.
This is achieved courtesy of a Velcro strap, rather than laces.
Furthermore, the winter boot is fully insulated to keep those chills at bay, whilst the breathable and waterproof qualities means performance levels are very high.
The upper section – often critical when choosing a good boot for fishing – is padded out nicely.
Moving on the sole area now, which is hardwearing and robust, but flexible enough to cushion your steps as you walk around.
Vass do suggest opting for a size ABOVE your normal shoe size, because this allows a little space between foot and the thermal lining.
I would also suggest putting these on when your feet are warm to reap the full benefits of these awesome carp fishing boots!
These are available from sizes 7 to 12.
Chub Vantage Field Boots
Water-resistant, with a non-slip deep tread, these boots are perfect for fishing.
For anglers after a fishing boot that is comfortable and easy to put on, but looks modern, then look no further than this pair of robust boots to keep you on your toes.
Chub insist that these are up there with the best.
The thermal lining makes them warm, with an outer combination of leather and nylon make them easy to clean afterwards.
A lot of attention has gone into making the sole extra tough, and the deep non-slip tread offers fantastic grip over uneven ground – such as on slippery banks, or when walking through deep mud.
The introduction of a cleverly thought out ‘pull back tab’ makes them easier to put on (and take off) which is handy if your rods do scream off during the night!
MAX5 HP GRIP-TREK BOOT
A high-performance fishing boot with new high-tech outsole for improved navigation over any terrain.
Prologic may not be the biggest name when it comes to making footwear – but I’m very impressed at the quality of these as soon as I slipped into them!
Opting for using a single piece of leather, with the theory behind it is to avoid any stitching damage after prolonged use, these seem strong in all the key areas.
The rubber toe and heel are both reinforced, and they’ve been threaded using a strong lace which is further enhanced by passing through steel pressed buttons to avoid fraying.
There also 100% waterproof, and breathable, keeping your feet very dry and comfortable throughout your trip.
I really like the fact the inner sole can be removed, which means you can replace – or clean it easily!
The rest of the boot uses superior sole construction of a light EVA material, whilst the outside is made of a tough multi-grip rubber.
Impressed by all these features – this does exactly what a fishing boot should do, without worrying that a split or other damage could get your feet wet, or even worse – freezing cold!
A great attempt by Prologic, which blows other more expensive makes and models out of the water (so to speak!)
We’ve only four fishing boots to choose from at the moment (we like to go for quality over quantity!) but rest assured we are constantly on the lookout for more to add to this list!
We hope you enjoyed our fishing boot guide, and we hope you will take the time to look around The carp Hideout at our other artcicles such as The Best Carp Chairs, or our contentious Ridge Monkey Toilet Seat review!
Until next time – be lucky!
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