Richard Ballard

Home Town: St. Albans, Herts

Current Target Venues: Bayeswater Syndicate and a 60 acre reservoir

English PB: 54 lb 12 oz

Foreign PB: 55 lb 2 oz

Favourite Nashbait: Scopex Squid

Favourite Rig: D-Cam Leader with a Weed Safety Bolt Bead, to 10 inches of Armourlink and a Fang Twister blow back style. Plenty of Cling-On Putty to nail it all down!

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About Richard

I’ve been fishing for 16 years and am just as happy stalking barbel or chub in a small shallow river as I am hunting carp in a wild pit. That childhood magic is what keeps me fishing – the excitement of exploring a venue and hunting for my quarry.

These days I spend a great deal of my fishing time at my Dad’s house in Spain, which is conveniently situated on the lower Ebro river. I love the ‘wild west’ and unexplored feeling that the Ebro has about it, and the fishing is phenomenal at times with specimen roach, bass, zander, carp and catfish on offer.

 

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