What can we say? His technical knowledge in tackle production and valuable big fish catching skills makes Lewis an invaluable member of the Gardner team, from his early exploits on Yateley in the 80’s and 90’s to his recent successes at Frimley. A number of 40lb+ Carp to his credit, culminating in the famous Heather the Leather from Yateley’s Car Park lake at a weight of 47lb 12oz. A really well known character within the big fish world, who also has a number of big Barbel, Tench and Bream under his belt, Lewis is in charge of Marketing and Product Development here at Gardner.
Name: Lewis Read
Nickname: Mavis or Millhouse
Location: Yateley, Surrey
Date of birth: 06/03/1971
Favourite venue: Hertfordshire Club Lake and Welly
PB: (UK) Leather 47.12Ib, Mirror 50.15b, Common 36.10lb
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The year blew in rainy and mild – Friday nights huddled under ‘the Beards’ little brolly talking utterly hysterical nonsense with Meeky, Marcus and anyone else unfortunate to be in ear shot. Read the rest
The weekends can’t come round quick enough these days. Why?
Well, since the clocks have gone back my angling has, through necessity, become more weekend focused than the standard turn up after dark and sling ‘em out approach that had been planning on. Read the rest
I count myself extremely fortunate as I have had an absolutely fantastic year this year, having fished on two very different venues that both have syndicates made up of like-minded anglers that get on and enjoy their angling…
On a couple of occasions, turning up late at both venues I have been nudged in the right direction. Read the rest
After the ‘Roast Beefs’ had reigned victorious at our friendly England v France match earlier in the year we had discussed with David Dauchy and Professor Ludo the possibility of travelling over to Francais and having an informal friendly return match. Read the rest