I have been angling for 26 years and my passion first started at a local pond catching perch at the age of 8. As a youngster I learnt my trade as a match angler for a local angling club, where I learnt how to catch curtain species by design and to great effect at times.

I later took the transition to become a specimen carp angler in my later teens around the Yateley area, where I have caught stacks of 20’s, 30’s and three different 40’s.

I put a lot of effort and thought into my angling and love sharing ideas with like-minded people. I get an absolute buzz from helping others and truly believe there is always a new skill or piece of knowledge to be gained from the puzzle that is carp fishing.

I have contributed numerous articles and features in many magazines and have been involved in the production of some successful filming over the last few years.

My absolute ambition at the moment is to increase my UK common carp PB to hopefully the magic 40lb mark.

I feel very fortuitous to be backed by both Gardner Tackle and Active Bait Solutions, two brands that I have full confidence in that help contribute to my success.

Tight Lines…

Fact File

Name: Ian Lewis
Nickname: ‘Lewis’
Location: Berkshire
Date of Birth: 12/07/81
Favourite Venues: Swan Valley, Yateley Match lake
PB’s (lb): UK Mirror 46lb 4oz, Common 34lb 8oz, Catfish 45lb 12oz, Chub 6lb 2oz, Crucian 4lb 1oz, Bream 11lb 2oz and Tench 7lb 13oz