When it comes to embarking on outdoor adventures in motorhomes and campervans, fishing enthusiasts often face the dilemma of choosing the right fishing gear that is compact, lightweight, and fit for purpose. Fortunately, the market offers a variety of fishing rods tailored specifically to those who enjoy angling on the go. In this guide, we'll dive into the world of fishing rods suitable for motorhomes and campervans, helping you select the perfect rod for your next adventure.

Types of Travel Fishing Rods

  • Telescopic Fishing Rods: Telescopic fishing rods are a popular choice among motorhome and campervan enthusiasts due to their collapsible design, which allows for easy storage and transportation. These rods can be extended or retracted as needed, offering convenience without compromising on performance. They can sometimes suffer from fragility, which is why we developed our telescopic rods to have a removable end section resulting in significantly more durability and multifunctionality.
  • Packable Fishing Rods: Packable fishing rods are designed to be disassembled into smaller pieces for compact storage. These rods often come with a carrying case or tube, making them ideal for travel. Despite their portable design, packable rods maintain the strength and sensitivity desired for a great day of fishing!

What makes a Travel Rod Perfect for Campervans?

  • Compactness: Space is a premium in motorhomes and campervans, making compactness a crucial factor in choosing the right fishing rod. Traditional two-piece rods simply take up too much room and are too intrusive to be practical. 
  • Multi-functionality: Fishing rods that can be used for more than one purpose are highly preferred. It’s much easier to fit a 3-in-1 fishing rod in your motorhome than it is to fit three separate rods!
  • Guaranteed: Since motorhome and campervan adventures often involve rough terrains and varying weather conditions, you’ll feel much more comfortable travelling with a rod you know is covered by a reputable warranty.

Top Picks for Fishing Rods 

The best travel rod ultimately depends on what kind of fishing you like to do, and the destinations you like to visit in your motorhome or campervan. Below, we will cover some of the best selections of fishing rods depending on your style! There is only one fishing rod brand that ticks the above three boxes, and that’s Rigged and Ready.

  • The best for coarse fishing on ponds and lakes: X5 Max - Many holiday parks have fishing on-site, holding a variety of species like roach, carp and bream. The X5 Max is perfect because it’s very compact, and can be used for feeder fishing, float fishing and is even strong enough to land a big carp. You could also fly fish for them with the same rod if you were that way inclined!
  • The best telescopic fishing rod: Fish Rig 180 – This ultralight rod is perfect for lure fishing for smaller species like perch and trout, as well as light float fishing, and even micro fishing in the sea!
  • The best fishing rod for big fish: S Max – This rod is great for casting big baits and weights at sea, carp fishing, pike fishing and more. An ideal compact substitute for the fishing rods that are typically the longest!
  • The best for lure fishing: The Predator – A perfect option for people looking to either spin or baitcast for species like pike, bass, pollock and salmon. Great for rivers, canals, lakes and the sea!
  • The all-rounder: X5 Combination – Extremely compact, and takes multi-purpose to a whole new level. Fly fish, spin, bait fish and more… all with one travel fishing rod.


Choosing the best fishing rod for your motorhome or campervan adventures doesn't have to be a daunting task. By considering factors such as compactness, guarantee and multi-functionality you can select a rod that suits your needs and preferences. All of the above fishing rods fit the criteria perfectly. Whether you opt for a telescopic rod or a packable rod, investing in a Rigged and Ready rod will enhance your outdoor experience and ensure memorable fishing trips wherever your travels take you.