ESP Barrel Bobbins

The highly versatile Barrel Bobbin kits include everything required to provide excellent bite indication in most carp fishing situations.


Carp bobbins are a very useful piece of tackle, especially when fishing at distance. When used to detect bites, more specifically ‘drop backs’, a quality set of bobbins will be able to give you an almost instant alert due to their movement. If the carp has kited left, right or away from you, your bobbins will move up and if your bobbins ‘drop’, this indicates the carp may have darted towards you.

The two stainless ball chains have a unique feature where a plastic connector has been used at one end and a 3g stainless connector at the other allowing the chain to be simply reversed to add weight to the bobbin when required. Also adding the 3g stainless add-on weight integrated into the hockey stick increases the weight further and means that the PTFE head can be used at weights of 5g, 8g or 11g and the acrylic head at 3g, 6g or 9g. This makes for a highly versatile set up suitable for everything from slack line fishing where a light bobbin is used to tight line fishing at range with the weight of the bobbin increased to the maximum.

Details –

  •     Barrel Bobbin with interchangeable ball clips
  •     Interchangeable grip clips
  •     3″ and 7″ stainless reversible stainless ball chains
  •     3g stainless add-on weight
  •     Stainless hockey stick

The interchangeable line clips simply allow the bobbin to be fished running on the line with the ball clips or gripping the line ‘Elstow style’ with the grip clips. The 3″ ball chain is best suited to this setup, with the bobbin fished on a short drop near the bite alarm.