From fishing rods and cool boxes to comfortable camping chairs and portable cookware, all fishing adventures need planning and ahead of your 2024 fishing trips we’ve selected some of our top picks of camping accessories for anglers for you to cast your eyes over.


If you aren’t taking a travel rod the Techson rod holders are the next best thing and a gamechanger when it comes to travelling with long sections of rods in a vehicle. Making use of the space available the rod holders hang lengthways along the roof of the vehicle where they wonlt get in the way or get damaged. No more snapped rod tips, broken rod rings or uncomfortable passengers! The nylon straps simply clip through the grab handles above the front and the back seats using a snap buckle. Up to four rods can be stored out of the way using the nylon hook and loops to secure them in transit. The straps are adjustable and can be fitted to almost all makes of vehicle and take just a few minutes to fit.

RRP £12.89


VAC-RAC rod holders are designed to carry rods short distances on the outside of the vehicle using vacuum or magnetic holders to secure your rods in transit. Travel to the USA and you will see them being used a lot. The Standard Rac uses the original “T” Bar vacuum rod rack. Being non magnetic it fits all vehicles: aluminium, steel, or plastic. The standard RAC holds up to four rods using soft suction bases with pillar mounted support for reel clearance. Wrap round cords ensure rods are firmly held. The T recess allows for easy shock cord unclipping

RRP £72.99


Described as the world’s most comfortable camping furniture Helinox’s Sunset Chair is a best seller. Sitting high off the ground, making it easy to get in and out of, and its high-back design adding increased neck and shoulder support. It comes with a headrest flap for soft cushions for more head support. It has a collapsible frame that packs into a zip case weighing just 1.6kg and can hold up to 145kg (that’s nearly 23st) – perfect for fishing in comfort on a pier, on the beach or relaxing back at camp after your session with a nice cold beer!

 RRP: £150


Made from durable stainless steel and boasting double-wall vacuum insulation, the Yeti rambler is puncture and rust resistant while being great for keeping your hot drinks hot, and your cold drinks cold. Coming in three sizes (10oz-30oz) and a range of colours, and  are completely personalisable to your needs. For long fishing excursions and sharing hot drinks, pair your Rambler with their Stackable Mugs to keep you hydrated and caffeinated in style.

Rambler RRP: £20-£35

Stackable mugs RRP: £30-£35


The Alpicool Adventurer Compressor Camping Fridge is a compact fridge solution for campervan and camping use. Efficient and quiet, the compressor offers two running modes dependent on your needs. It also has a clear LED display and removable dividers inside the chamber to keep your bait, fish, drinks and meals fresh and chilled.


  • Provides either 22 or 35 Litres fridge storage
  • Coolbox style fridge with digital temperature control panel
  • Clear LED display
  • Fully insulated body with removable divider
  • 12/24V
  • Door latch
  • Mounting plate for added security during transit

RRP: £239.95


As well as camping fridges, there will also be a range of cool boxes available at the show, such as the Outwell ECOcool 35L Electric Cool Box. With two cooling modes, Max or Eco, the Outwell ECOcool coolbox is great for situations where you want to conserve your power. This cooler is incredibly versatile and it can even double up as a heater, allowing you to keep food warm. With cooling temperatures to 18-25°C below ambient and warming temperatures to 50-60°C, this cool box is suited to all your fishing day trip needs.


  • Insulated design for effective cooling performance
  • Hidden and protected cable entry for durability
  • Fold-flat handle
  • Can also be used as a heater
  • Cools 18-25°C below ambient
  • Warms 50-60°C
  • Compatible with both 12v and 230v power supplies
  • Internal icepack divider
  • 200cm 12V cable and 180cm 230V cable included
  • Fits 2L bottles
  • Antimicrobial material used for interior of cool box for optimum hygiene

RRP: £159.95


Fish supper, anyone? Once you’ve done your fishing and are back at camp at the end of the day, the NomadiQ BBQ is the ideal gas BBQ to cook your catch on. Dishwasher safe and portable, this compact, foldable, aliminium BBQ won’t take up valuable space in the boot of the car. It comes complete with everything you need. Each side of the BBQ can be adjusted separately, making it ideal for grilling at different temperatures. The nomadiQ BBQ comes complete with gas hose, pressure distributor, drip trays, shoulder strap and manual. It has two separate temperature zones and is easy to clean after use.

RRP: £240


The Shakespeare SALT XT Beach Expedition rod is an exceptionally good multi-piece rod that is made with the best carbon to make the rods incredible strong and still lightweight. Due to the use of spigot joints and the high-quality carbon, the action of the rod has not been adversely affected. Next to that, the rod comes with special saltwater proof K-type guides to make sure that the line cannot get tangled around the guide, preventing knots or breakages. As well, reduced transport length will help the travelling angler but will also allow you to store the rod in the car.

  • Five sections
  • High grade carbon blank
  • Multi-piece rod action with incredible action
  • Easy to carry
  • Fast action
  • 24T carbon fibre
  • Special SW Proof K-type guides
  • Cordura hardcase travel tube
  • Lightweight and responsive blank
  • Sensitive tip for perfect bite registration
  • X-shrink wrap handle for extra grip
  • High quality DPS reel seat

RRP: £139.99


Offering exceptional value for money, the PENN Squadron III Travel SW Spin series feature modern blank action designs combined with a stunning look. The 24T carbon blanks are lightweight and have the perfect actions for working lures in any inshore and nearshore application. Due to the multi-piece design of these rods, they will fit inside of your suitcase and are therefore perfect for the travelling angler. The slim and fast action blanks are finished with saltwater proof guides and combined with high-density ergonomically shaped EVA handles, these rods are built to last.


  • High Modulus 24T carbon blanks
  • Saltwater proof components
  • Available in 8ft. 9ft and 10ft
  • Breaks down to four or five-pieces
  • Casting lure weight options 15g-150g

RRP: From £84.99


Ideal for travelling or outdoor sports, these soap leaves from Lifeventure allow to you to keep yourself clean and fresh without having access to a tap. Containing 50 biodegradable leaves, this soap is perfect for cleaning your hands after a fishing session while camping. Simply use a small amount of water from a cup or bottle to create a lather using a leaf of soap and rinse off.

RRP: £5  Go Outdoors


With 26800mAh of power the Anker Powercore charges most phones over six times, tablets at least two times and any other USB device multiple times. Three USB output ports equipped with Anker’s PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology ensure high-speed charging for three devices simultaneously. Dual Micro USB (20W) input offers recharge speeds up to twice as fast as standard power banks – a full recharge takes just over six hours while using both input ports.

RRP: £39.99

The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show takes place at the Birmingham NEC from 13th-18th of February (at the same time at BoatLife – why not visit them both?). For more information visit Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2024 (