Gardner’s UK Angling Team

Charley Bunce

Coming from a family of anglers, it was only natural that I got the fishing bug from a young age. My first taste of the sport was in Ireland at 6 months old, sat on my Dad’s knee on his seat box whilst he fished on the Grand Canal. By the age of [...]

August 29th, 2023|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Karl White

I was 5 years old when my father first plucked up the courage to take me fishing. After hours of my father pulling floats out of the trees and untangling the numerous bird's nests, I was finally fishing. I remember my father somehow knowing there was going to be a bite just from [...]

Gavin Campbell

I started dabbling at carp fishing just catching the odd small carp fishing with friends up my local lake Bury hill fishery’s. It wasn’t until I started fishing a local club water that I became more interested in catching bigger carp.

March 4th, 2023|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Chris Appleby

I first started my angling journey over 35yrs ago. Growing up with a river at the bottom of the garden and living on the fringe of a 600acre country park full of gravel pits was one of the contributing factors to me turning to angling in the first place. My early angling life [...]

February 28th, 2023|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Ben Cooper

I first discovered angling when I was 6 years old, ever since then I’ve been hooked, I started out as most of us do with match fishing then the fish got bigger and bigger and so did my ambitions. I cut my teeth in the Lee Valley, being part of task force means [...]

Matt Forshaw

The addiction to carp fishing started at a very young age for me, when my dad used to take me to his local club lakes float fishing. I remember watching the float slip under and when I struck into the fish I soon realised I wasn’t hooked into the usual roach or perch. Feeling the strength and weight of my first carp on the end of that line had me hooked for life.

October 7th, 2022|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

James Hutton

I was first introduced to fishing when I was 11. My Uncle John, took me along to one of the Christchurch Angling club open days, where I fished with Andy Little and caught a double figure carp. From that day I was hooked!

October 7th, 2022|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Sam Beswick

I'm a 23 year old mad keen angler fishing in and around leafy surrey. Most of the angling I do is on still waters hunting for carp relatively close to home, occasionally having a dabble for other species on both still waters and rivers. I started fishing from a very young age [...]

September 8th, 2022|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Ricky Knight

I started fishing from a very young age, angling for me started on local drains and channels with my Dad who was a passionate angler himself. This then slowly progressed on to the more ‘commercial venues’ as my skills improved and the desire to catch bigger fish crept in. At 14, I [...]

June 15th, 2022|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Jack Cox

I’m 24 years old & carp fishing is more then just a hobby at the weekend to me. I’ve been fishing for as long as I can remember - starting off going with my dad from a really young age, fishing for roach and perch with the float rod while he carp [...]

Dave Lane

Basically I have been fishing since God was a lad and still love every minute of it, particularly my time spent on large windswept gravel pits and when engaged in new challenges. Having started my fishing on smaller, silty, lakes in Sussex I then moved on to gravel pits around the Chichester area, [...]

February 28th, 2021|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 [...]

February 27th, 2021|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

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 [...]

Steve Renyard

My angling career started well over 30 years and has grown steadily to an being an obsession. I have been involved in rig development over the years,  such as the Withy Pool, the Basic Complicated and the Hermit rig. I have had features published in many angling magazines and have been in carp [...]

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|
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