As the son of a sea fisherman with fishing boats I was always going to
have a long standing love affair with the sport.
After 30 years of carp angling I've been fortunate to fish some prestigious venues in Essex and Kent in the main.
I spent the early years on Arena Essex, Aveley Lakes, Shotgate Farm, Waveney Valley and Larkfield, before moving on to the iconic Darenth Tip lake in the mid 90’s and consider these years to be the most enjoyable and educational in my angling career.
Over the years I've amassed 100's of 30's and have a current uk personal best carp of 47lb 2oz and 61lb abroad.
I still enjoy my fishing as much today as those first casts on Chigborough Fisheries where i cut my teeth in 1990.
The addition of a carp dog incidentally really helps by the way!! In recent times I've been exclusively fishing the Lily Fisheries venues around Essex and Cambridgeshire and am currently hunting a 40lb common that has managed to elude me all these years.
I do have a busy life outside of fishing and live at home in Essex with my partner of over 21 years plus carp dog. Work life balance is very important to me too so my fishing time has to be carefully managed.
I am a consultant for a bait company as well as the Sonik uk team and enjoy the pleasures that sharing knowledge of tackle/bait advice can bring.
The advancement in angling products over the years always amazes me, so naturally I'm excited to be part of the Rig Marole team with the opportunity to use, test and promote their great range of innovative products.
Although I fish pretty much exclusively alone in this country I love a bit of a social along with the next guy so if you see me out and about please stop for a chat.