I was first introduced to Rigmarole products about 4 years ago, while fishing in Abbey Lakes complex in France by the bailiff at the time Rupert Whiteman. We all know in the carping fraternity what a pressured venue this can be. I was introduced to a rig using rigmarole Hydrolink, a material so versatile for tying countless variations by stripping out the inner core. This specific rig and hook link material has been part of my tackle box ever since and I believe has been pivotal in putting countless weary carp on the bank for me.
I am 32 from hampshire. I have been fishing for 25+ years. I love all types of fishing whether it be river, sea or course but my real passion is carp fishing. I spent a good few years fishing local club lakes untill eventually getting a ticket on frimley pits where i currently enjoy my carp fishing.
Personal bests: Common 49lb 8oz Mirror 42lb 4oz Overseas: 41lb 8oz
I am 24 and from sunny kent! Fish all type of venues from clubs to day ticket even the unknown forgotten lakes! Happy to have been given the chance to be apart of the Rig Marole team!
I started out like most anglers trotting a float down a river or still water. Then carp fishing took over as it does and over the last 3-4 years I have had some great results at various venues. I first started off using the hunchbacks on my normal blow back rigs, then I really got into surface fishing (mainly all I do now during the warmer months) and found that when using bread as a hook bait the hunchbacks were producing the most hook holds over various other hooks I tried, they do work with a banded mixer but not as affective as a wide gape etc. Then Ben put me onto the skinful as for all my rigs I use a coated braid hooklink. For how easy it is to use and how strong it is I won’t use anything else, to prove how strong it is stripped back at the rig tubing I’ve had loads of catfish over the years to 118lb and carp to 55lb with having no problems of it snapping at-all both in 15lb and the 25lb version. This year apart from surfacing for carp I plan to take a step back from carp fishing and my plan is to spend the limited time I have chasing that first river barbel from my local stretch of the Medway.
Personal bests: Mirror 35lb Common 38lb Overseas: Common 55lb
I’m a family man and a passionate carp angler. Almost every waking moment my minds on the water pigs. I’m a day ticket angler that loves trying to workout a new lake in a short time and catch them pressured carp. I’m very fortunate to have plenty of time to get onto the bank, and even more so getting to fish weekdays due to working shift. My 2018 is focused on upper 30’s and then breaking that 40lb barrier. Which I’m confident I’ll do, now I’m a member of a great tackle company in Rig Marole. But as most carpers will agree, all carp are more than welcome to hit the net.
Personal Bests: Common 32lb 3oz Mirror 32lb 2oz
I have been into carp fishing now for about 5 years. It started off as a passion but has now turned into a real obsession. I'm out pretty much every weekend with my husband. My pb at the moment is a mirror carp of 27.8lb which I caught on my local club water. It's not all about beating my pb there's nothing better to me than catching a really pretty carp. I'm hoping i will catch my first 30 this year with the venues I’ve booked. I’ve not yet done any foreign waters I'm hoping to do France water next year. My favourite rig to use is the blowback rig. But since being signed up to Rig Marole I'll be trying the slip d rig made with the micro hydrolink and the hinge stiff rig made with the hydrolink.
Personal Bests: Mirror 27lb 8oz Common 18lb 9oz
I Have been Fishing for around 4 Years and initially started out Sea Fishing but soon progressed to Carp fishing and have never looked back. I fish most weekends with my Partner & our Black Lab Buddy. I was introduced to Rigmarole products when I was Fishing Emmotland Ponds and have used them ever since. I love the LinkteQ Braided leader as it enables me to fish on lakes even if they have lead core leader bans, It sinks like a brick and hugs the most challenging lake beds, it has certainly improved my catch Rate.
Personal Bests: 25lb 7oz Overseas: 45lb 7oz
I’ve been fishing for around 12 years now, I fish a couple of charity advents a year to raise funds i have a syndicated ticket on frimley pits 1&2 but I also fish day ticket waters up and down the country and to have a few socials with friends, But a big part of my fishing is taking my 6 year old Son with me 98% of the time to teach him the sport we all love. We also go to France once a year as well for a week.
Personal Bests: Mirror 30lb, Common 41lb 10oz, Overseas: Mirror 33lb
I've been fishing from an early age "about 6", I started going with our neighbours eel fishing on the thames, as we grew up my mates and i progressed to course fishing for roach, perch and whatever came along and scrapping together what tackle we could afford doing odd jobs. My teen years were spent match fishing with local clubs mostly in deepest Kent for tench and bream and small carp then venturing further afield to the river Kennett for barbel, chub and big roach. In my 20's I found i preferred carp fishing as the mainstay of my angling and in the 80's gearing up for that and spend most of my money on tackle apart from a few breaks to go sea fishing carping has become my life, I'm currently fishing for one of two 50's on my membership lake "Darenth big lake" although they have eluded me so far.
Personal Bests: 46lb 8oz Overseas: 68lb
The picture above is of one of my most memorable catches and one that carries a lot of happy memories, fishing to the dam wall were I was wading down the margin and casting over my marker so I could retrieve my lead and then attach my hook link on the other bank and then hand place my Rig, the session went onto produce 2x 40s and several upper 30s so will never be forgotten. I started fishing many years ago as I say I won’t go into how long as that gives my age away lol, from fishing the local canals to club-waters, match fishing to carp fishing I soon got the bug which some say is now my addiction well I’d say I’d agree. I fished a lot of years in France and was lucky to have caught numerous large fish, I have in the latter years been fishing Syndicates around the Shropshire and Shrewsbury borders of which i am loving and hope to carry on with for some time, I also travel on socials to other lakes up and down the country, well when I’m asked anyways ha. Angling is my passion and if anyone is considering joining the fraternity of Carp anglers I’d highly recommend using the Rig Marole tackle and end tackle products above any other, as they ‘state’ finely tuned tackle, they innovate not copy.
Personal Bests: Mirror 46lb 8oz Common 36lb 8oz Overseas: Mirror 78lb 4oz Common 49lb 15oz
In recent years I have fished in Kent, both Stillwater’s and the Medway River. My work took me to the midlands and I fished the pride of Derby waters and Nott’s Angling with the River Trent and the Attenborough Nature Reserve. Now, during pre-season I fish my home syndicate in Kent until spawning time and then it will be time to hit the rivers. I prefer to fish for the wild river carp, my work takes me all over the uk and wherever possible I work days and fish nights. River work is tough on your gear, snags and fast flows teamed up with the wily river fish will ruin your gear if it’s not up to the task, I use FLX main line in either 15lb or 20lb, it’s great for casting and resilient, the braided rig tubing keeps everything pinned to the deck and the free fall lead clip are a must to drop the lead and the clip, better control of the fish and an improved chance of a fish in the net. My hook links are either extreme hydrolink or camh20 depending on conditions. Stripped out the hydrolink is the most supple material I’ve used and well behaved in the water, presenting my bait as naturally as possible. I’m not here to tell you to go with rigmarole, any salesman could do that. But I’ll show you why I do.
Personal Bests: 47lb 12oz Mirror, Overseas: 46lb 6oz Common, 57lb 9oz Mirror
I started fishing over 30 years ago. From about the age of six. Fishing my local park lakes and rivers. Fishing for roach, perch, tench and really anything that came along at the time lol, caught my first carp at the age 11then In my later years ie; when I could afford a car I moved on to the big pits, and more tougher venues, also done a bit of field testing for Carp Company and Sticky Baits.
Personal Bests: Mirror 40lb Common 34lb, Overseas: Mirror 46lb, Common 33lb
I am 47 and from Middlesbrough, I have been carp fishing for around 9 years mainly fishing day ticket lakes around the Northeast. I got introduced to Rig Marole about 2 years ago and have been using the products ever since. For the last couple of years I have been fishing a few syndicates. This year I have joined Grendon Hope Lake which is a 17 acre low stocked water, So far I have been enjoying it there catching 7 fish to 33lb in 4 sessions. I try and get out at least twice month and travel overseas at least once a year.
Personal Bests: Common 33lb Mirror 27lb. Overseas: Common 42lb Mirror 51lb
I'm 36 year old vehicle diagnostic technician currently working with prestige and sports cars. I'm a committed family man, wife and two kids with a huge passion for angling. I started fishing with my dad around the age if 6. Dad was a carp angler, fishing a few club waters so I guess the gene followed suit. I progressed from float fishing when I was in my early teens when I started catching carp in the local canals. Since then I have fished a wide variety of venues from day ticket lakes, canals, rivers, silty estate lakes, Park lakes to large windswept gravel pits. I don't get huge amounts of time on the bank, mainly short overnighters, quick morning sessions with the occasional weekend for good measure. Originally from Surrey I've recently moved to the northwest town of Southport. I'm looking forward with the help of rigmarole to explore what the northwest has to offer.
UK pb common 41 lb 12oz
UK pb mirror 36lb 10oz
Various overseas fish to mid 40
I am 16 years old, I am from the south Leicestershire area and have been carp fishing for almost 6 years now. I started off fishing local day tickets. I was mainly self taught until last year when I took part in the well known carp academy and it transformed my fishing. I am now part of a good solid syndicate and have caught fish to just over the 30lb mark. I can’t wait to start an awesome journey with rig marole and look forward to working with the team.