Home|UK Team|UK Carp Team

Gardner’s UK Carp Angling 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|

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|

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|

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 [...]

Kai Richards

I have been fishing from as long as I can remember starting out with a net with my dad. At the age of four my dad took me on the river catching small trout, grayling and pike. A few years later when I was about six, I went to my first lake called Greenridge [...]

February 14th, 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|

Mike Willmott

When it comes to ‘big names’ within carp fishing, they don’t get much bigger than Mike Willmott. Apart from being a superb ambassador to our sport, Mike is undoubtedly one of the most successful big fish anglers’ this country has ever seen. He has been carp fishing for over 30-years and his track record [...]

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|

Daniel Chart

During my 25 years fishing for carp I have had the  privilege of fishing waters such as Yateley, Horton,  Kingsmead; and I am currently on the Road Lake on the legendary Longfield complex of lakes in pursuit of a couple of special fish to add to my portfolio (as well as a very special [...]

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|

Ian Lewis

I have been angling for 27 years and my passion first started at a local pond catching perch at the age of 8. As a youngster I learnt my trade as a match angler for a local angling club, where I learnt how to catch curtain species by design and to great effect [...]

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