Started Carp Fishing: 1974
English PB: 59 lb 2 oz
Foreign PB: 71 lb 2 oz
Favourite Nashbait: Monster Squid
Favourite Rig: Basic bottom bait rig with Combilink, Fang Twister
Experienced worldwide carper Steve has caught carp from 18 different countries, notching up more than 100 carp over 50 lb. In 2013 he became only the second person in the world to catch 50 lb carp from 8 different countries.
Twice a winner of the World Carp Cup in France and the USA, voted continental carp angler of the year on two occasions Steve is the author of two books, Cassien….and Beyond, and Carping Horizons as well as a co-author of Monster Carp.
In the UK his first 40 lb carp won the accolade of ‘Classic Carp of the Year’, and his capture of the renowned Black Mirror for the last time was voted capture of the year in 2010 by Carp Talk readers.
Steve also contributes to several magazines at home and abroad and has taken part in programs for TV and DVD and You Tube films.