Traditional baits such as bread, hemp, sweetcorn, maggots and worm will work well and can be incorporated in loose feed. These baits are readily available from local tackle shops.
A 2lb test curve carp rod will be suitable for most stillwaters holding carp to the low twenties. If you can pre-bait do, and boilies work well if permitted. Stalking with surface baits, bread and even dry flies (emerging buzzers – get that 9-10 ft 6-8wt fly rod out!) can prove very effective on lightly fished waters.
For river coarse fishing, an avon type 9-12 ft rod will cope admirably with any chub, roach and dace likely to be encountered plus a 9-10ft medium to heavy pike rod for fishing plugs and deadbaits where permitted. Many coarse species can be caught on fly tackle but a heavier AFTM rated rod (8-10wt) will be more appropriate for casting bigger pike flies and coping with larger pike and carp.