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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|

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 [...]

Lee Wagner

I started fishing at a young age, being taken to various lakes by my father predominantly float fishing and catching whatever was there to be caught. A day at Parkers Lake in 1997 spawned my enthusiasm for carp as a species when two kind anglers fishing that day, showed me the hair rig. During [...]

February 19th, 2013|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

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 lake. [...]

October 24th, 2012|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Lewis Read

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 Welly. A number of 40lb+ Carp to his credit, culminating in the famous [...]

October 24th, 2012|UK Carp Team, UK Team|

Tom Oliver

From the age Tom could walk he has always been completely obsessed with fish and water! His Grandad took him fishing for the first time at the age of 4 and he has never looked back. Tom’s angling evolved from ‘pleasure fishing’ for anything that would take his bait, to competitive match fishing as [...]

October 24th, 2012|UK Carp Team, UK Team|