Gardner’s UK Angling Team

John Llewellyn

I caught my first ever carp on a piece of bread at Darenth lake in Kent in 1967 when I was 10 and my first carp over 20lbs at Moorlane in the winter of 1972 on a tiny piece of luncheon meat. I soon started using ‘special pastes’ moulded around the hook: my [...]

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, [...]

March 4th, 2024|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Jim 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 [...]

March 3rd, 2024|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Dan Foakes

For me the fishing started around 30 years ago, with a stick, a hook and some line. Fishing for rudd and roach at the local canal with the family. After a few years, on a trip to a local lake and seeing someone catch a massive carp, I was hooked. Over the years, [...]

February 13th, 2024|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|

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 [...]

Rick Golder

Rick is an experienced big fish angler who has been carp fishing for over 25 years. He is solely interested in the pursuit of big, English carp, and has fished a number of well known waters, including the Road lake, Crayfish Pool, Wellington Country Park, Dinton and more recently a private Surrey syndicate [...]

October 24th, 2022|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

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|

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, 2021|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Sophie Williams

Sophie started fishing at the age of 4 fishing for small carp at a local estate lake with her dad. It was her dad that got her into fishing. She started fishing the river as she got older for carp, barbel and chub and absolutely loves being outside in the fresh air. Now [...]

March 4th, 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 [...]

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