Laurence Smart

Home Town Location: Cambridge

Date Started Carp Fishing: 2001

Current Target Venues: Several Essex club waters and rivers, Cambridgeshire gravel pits

English PB: 52 lb

Foreign PB: N/A

All time Favourite Nashbait: Scopex Squid

All Time Favourite Rig: Blowback rig fished with Combilink and Fang Twisters Zig Rigs


About Laurence

I began fishing at a young age with my father and after seeing him catch a few carp I instantly got the bug! I learned my trade from dad and soon progressed on to fishing the large, empty, wild and windswept gravel pits of Cambridgeshire which I dearly love, as well as intimate old estate lakes.

It's not all just carp angling though, I just love to be out fishing, whatever the discipline. I love to fish for trout on the fly as well as hunting out some big Perch, Pike and Tench.

Working full time at Nash HQ gives me lots of opportunity for chasing down some carp and the older and scalier the better! Most of my carping is aimed at catching beautiful, old and dark fish for the photo album and this is usually done through mid-week overnighters. I like to keep my weekends free for the other important parts of my life such as seeing the girlfriend, going for a beer with the boys and playing a bit of footy.  So mid-week overnighter campaigns are perfect for me.

My role at Nash is Project Manager and I have been with the team full-time since mid-2013, after a successful placement year also here in 2012 while I was still studying at University. As project manager I get to see products through from the concept and development stage, right through to the shop, so it's great to see you guys out there using and enjoying the products that we’ve all been so heavily involved in.

I fish many day ticket and club waters as well as syndicates so if you ever see me on the bank feel free to come over for a brew and a chat!


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