Home Town: Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland
Date Started Carp Fishing: 1995
Current Target Venues: Elstow Pit 1, Nene Valley pit
English PB: 61 lb 8 oz
Foreign PB: 35 lb
Favourite Nashbait: Whisky, Monster Pursuit, Scopex Red
Favourite Rig: Blow-back rig with a size 6 Fang X to 20 lb Armourbraid, 1.5mm rig ring
From a young age I have always been passionate about fishing and you would always find me beside a lake or river fishing weekends and school holidays. Fishing for carp seriously came many years later which I think happens to many pleasure anglers. I have fished many waters over the years from high stocked busy day ticket venues to low stock big pit syndicates which are all rewarding in their own right.
Today I mainly concentrate on targeting big fish or a particular target fish. It’s what makes me tick and to me is more rewarding when it all comes right and you have achieved your goal. For many years I travelled south for my fishing as you can imagine in the north east where I live waters containing big carp are fairly non-existent.
For the past three seasons I have been concentrating on a large Bedfordshire pit containing some stunning mirrors which have been fished for by some of the country’s top anglers. This season I am about to start on a Nene Valley pit which holds some of the best looking commons I have ever seen, which I will keep you posted on as the season goes on. Hopefully I will be holding some of them!