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Paul has been a dedicated carp angler for over 17 years now. Along the way he has fished for and caught some of the very best ‘original’ carp living in his local Cheshire waters. With trips to France, visits to lots of well known UK day ticket waters and a sprinkling of competition fishing Paul’s experience and knowledge base has grown, and given him that essential confidence in his approach that has brought him success is many different angling situations.
Paul is becoming known for his extreme long range fishing and loves to use that special ability to gain an added edge in his fishing, but also has a passion for stalking and setting traps in the margins where he can really learn from the fish’s behaviour. As a result of his observations of carp feeding Paul has been busy developing some very successful rigs that will soon be featured in various magazines for all to see, so you can expect to see a lot of him in the future!
He is employed by ‘Franks Baits’ as Production Manager where he is responsible for the finished product that leaves the factory, overseeing all of the production processes and dealing with enquiries/orders from both anglers and the trade. He says he aims to provide a service that he would expect to receive if the tables were turned – a philosophy to customer service that he shares with us here at Gardner Tackle.
Name: Paul Hatton
Nickname: None that Paul was willing to divulge! (how ’bout “then pull it off”!)
Date of Birth: 12th November 1979
Favourite Venues: Local Cheshire Meres, Birch Grove, Linear Fisheries, Yateley Sandhurst
PB’s (lb): UK 35lb, Europe 44lb 15oz