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Dai Gribble

I have been fishing for 50 years and targeting specimen fish since the 1980s. I prefer fishing venues that have an element of mystery so that you can never be certain what the next bite will bring. As an all-round angler I find that new challenges are easy to find, be it [...]

Robert Young

I’ve been fishing for over 50 years with my Dad introducing me to fishing at the age of four. We moved to Stamford in Lincolnshire when I was ten years old and I started fishing on my own for Chub and roach on the local river Wellend. I joined a junior match fishing [...]

October 28th, 2019|UK Specimen Team, UK Team|

Darren Belton

I have been fishing since the age of five, initially catching small roach and perch. As I hit my early teens Tench became an obsession, then pike and eventually carp. I have been carp angling for over 35 years now and have fished a whole host of waters; from 2-acre puddles to [...]

September 30th, 2019|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Simon Hartop

All-rounder Simon Hartop has a dedication and angling style that suits him perfectly...read on: I love angling for most species, but carp fishing allows me to spend more time in the wild. It’s the ‘cat and mouse’ nature of the chase; especially on the pits I choose to fish. Carp never cease [...]

Carl Udry

I started carp fishing when I started earning from the age of 18, starting off fishing on local specimen club waters, before ‘upgrading’ to syndicates from my mid 20s. I have never chosen these venues by the ultimate size of the fish. Instead, it has always been based on the level of intimacy and friendliness, but most of all they must be challenging and have been cared for and special looking carp.

January 16th, 2019|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Matthew Lockett

I first got into fishing from a young age of 9 years old. I found myself fishing on the surface with floating crust on the smaller lakes in the local area where I live, and this ignited my passion for carp angling. It lead onto various different angling methods from match to stalking [...]

September 19th, 2018|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Ryan Searle

I've been fishing since I was around 12 years old. It all started out on the local match lakes catching silvers, but after a couple of sessions doing so, I saw my first carp whilst walking past the 'carp lake' on the complex. From that moment I've been carp fishing whenever and wherever I [...]

James Chisnall

I’m a self diagnosed obsessed carp angler. A lot of anglers are now instant carp anglers and if you have the money or the backing you can fish for big fish with little knowledge, which is something that I strongly disagree with. I began fishing when I was around 10 and I used to [...]

September 10th, 2018|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

James Clarke

Fishing has always run in my family’s blood and it was only a matter of time before I became addicted myself. Starting out at the age of 8 years old fishing for anything that came along, it was only a matter of time before I was smitten with the carp fishing bug. I remember [...]

Louise Bowes

I started going fishing in my late teens. To start with I began fishing for anything with a float or ledger rod and was happy catching silver fish and tench. Then one day I went to a local canal and caught my first carp. It wasn’t huge but it gave me such a buzz [...]

January 2nd, 2018|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Matt Eaton

As a lifelong angler I have enjoyed many aspects of the sport in both salt and fresh water. Amongst my favourite fishing memories are my first fish, a small perch, catching an 8lb Bass from the beach and winning a match with a haul of Thames bream. From a pleasure fisherman I developed into [...]

Nigel Sharp

I started fishing at the age of 6 on a local pond called Tomlins and enjoyed several years catching all sorts of lovely little species like perch, bleak, Rudd, roach, gudgeon, skimmers, small tench and even the odd Wildy on crust. From there I slowly developed and caught the odd tench and then ventured [...]

December 23rd, 2016|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

David Gaskin

I was a bit of late starter in terms of carp fishing, it was probably around the time of getting my driving licence when I was 17, that the addiction took a firm hold. I would flutter between day ticket venues and it happened to be at orchid lakes where I snared my first [...]

August 26th, 2016|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

George Benos

I have been fishing for as long as I can remember, but I suppose the Carp bug really started for me around 20 years ago. I cut my teeth on some of the Lea Valley waters, catching a few nice ones along the way. In more recent years I've been getting my real buzz [...]

January 28th, 2015|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Lewis Baldwin

For as long as I can remember I have had an affinity with fishing, fish and the diverse habitats they live in. It all started way back in the mid 80′s when my dad used to take me on the local canal chasing perch, these were soon replaced by the shoals of tench which [...]

December 3rd, 2014|UK Specimen Team, UK Team|

Andy Muir

I've fished for over 30 years for all different species. I started fishing in small streams for Chub and Barbel, constantly on the move and baiting different areas, always watching the fish and learning along the way. I try to apply the same principles to my carp fishing; pre-baiting and learning where the fish [...]