I'm a Aquatic Technician/ fishery manager from Sussex and have been fishing for as long as I can remember. I have fished up and down the country chasing big carp from small estate lakes to large gravel pits. Through my adventures I’ve been lucky enough to have caught 9 different Uk 40s both mirrors and commons. I was first introduced to Rig Marole a good few years ago by a couple of good friends. Straight away I was amazed by their products, especially the Hydro link which has played a huge part into my Rigs that I use. A big thank you to the guys at Rig Marole for giving me the opportunity to become part of the team.
Personal best mirror 49lb 8oz Personal best common 44lb 10oz
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
For me, now, its all about the planning and preparation behind the capture. Ill spend days just watching a water and finding the fish. When I started fishing a good 35 years ago it was all about getting the line in the water as soon as possible, surely you had to do that to catch? But as time went on I started to notice subtle differences on the waters I was fishing, the odd fizz here, a little clear patch there, or the ever so slight swirl on the surface of a pond indicating a fish getting ‘tails up’, the tell tale signs that were once easily missed but that I now know are as invaluable as bait presentation and set up. My work also affords me many opportunities to fish places that have only really been poached or are completely inaccessible, working in the water industry certainly has opened up doors in certain areas, not necessarily to massive fish, but definitely to areas that have seen little or no fishing action, and when I have to work away, Ill always head for the bankside rather than a hotel room.
UK PB’s 35lb leather 36lb mirror 35lb common
Outside of the UK 57lb common 54 mirror
At the age of 25 I like to think I’ve built a range of knowledge and experience considering I’ve been fishing most of my life and carp fishing for 14 years now. The tench fishing was the progression from the float to the want then to enter the world of carp fishing. I’ve been very blessed to have been around some top anglers from a very young age, maturing me and teaching the art of respect. Fishing the Essex quarry at the tender age of 14 opened my eyes to the world of big fish fishing and I’ve been fixed on the obsession since. Most of my fishing is around small waters in Essex fishing for carp with a story and plenty of character. Landing two different uk 40 pounders in the last two years and multiple 30 pounders along the way. I enjoy the challenge and looking to ‘unlock’ a venue as best I can. I worked within the brand Tails Up for two years which in turn has made me very particular about my baiting approach which plays a huge factor within your fishing along with obviously those vital rig components. Which brings me onto Rig Marole which has been around for a long time now and is known for it’s solid innovative products which I have used to good effect within my own fishing and look forward to putting more of it to good use! I bought a DSLR in 2016 with a want to improve my catch shots and the alternative shots we can create from our passion. So with this I hope I can bring something a little different to the team and look forward to the future.
Pb mirror 44 4, Pb common 40 4
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’ve been carp fishing for 25 years - at the moment I have very little time on the bank as I have a young family, so I’m very much a weekend angler, or I do a quick over nighter and go straight to work. That makes my time very valuable to me, so having confidence in the end tackle I’m using is paramount. I like to focus on one water and a couple of special target fish, and I’m a boilies angler so use a lot of bait to trip them up.
I'm 35 years old and I've been fishing since I was a kid, I try and go every weekend to clear the head. It's not all about big carp to me I also like the pretty ones and the old scaly ones. I'm a big fan of old English carp. Even though I've been fishing for years, you learn something new every time. My PB is 38LB 6oz (Lynch Hill's Baby Orange). Out of my 5 years of fishing the dark side I started on Newlands angling for a year. I then progressed from there to Lynch Hill. started on willow and done really well from there and basically worked my way up to Christchurch awesome place!!! I then had a go at Orchid as it was only up the road from me. I just loved the strain of fish in there proper old warriors, I stayed there for 3 years until my syndicate come through for Guys Syndicate. Where you get a choice of 3 lakes with a good head of fish up to 53LB. And I'm a member of the Angler's against cancer.
In nearly 30 years of carp angling I've been fortunate to fish some prestigious venues in Essex and Kent in the main. From the early years on Arena Essex, Aveley Lakes, Shotgate Farm, Waveney Valley and Larkfield, i moved on to Darenth Tip lake in the mid nineties 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 to 44lb 4oz and carp to 58lb abroad and 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 am currently hunting a 46lb fish that has managed to elude me. 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 around 20yrs experience in the carp scene after moving over from match fishing . I have been lucky enough to have worked in France for 3 years as a bailiff catching carp to 63Lbs. The lure of a UK 40Lbs fish drew me back home. Whilst this still eludes me I have had a UK 39Lbs 15oz. Joining the rigmarole team has transformed my fishing massively giving me complete confidence in my rigs and tactics . The team are always looking to open up new doors in the carp world going from strength to strength developing new amazing terminal tackle with a difference. Giving you the ultimate edge over other anglers .
Robert James Rudge
I'm 45 year old family man with 2 teenagers to care for so working is a must my role as a kitchen manager keeps me very busy at times but on my 2 separate days off I like to fish my club water normally from Sunday late afternoon to Monday midnight and my 2nd day I'm normally doing house choirs and or doing work parties on my other local club lake and if I have time I would like to flick a couple of rods out for the rest of the day.
I've been fishing for about 6 years and for the past 4 years I mainly fish for carp. I'd like to fish a French venue some day when I have the time and money just to see what it's all about as I've never a session over 60hrs as yet.
I have also been associated with a couple of bait companies but that weren't for me so joining Rig Morale is a different side of the team members thing and it's good to see what other team members do with all the wide range of products that are available and look forward to doing some testing of new products in the pipeline so all the hard work has been done for all you guys out there.
Personal Bests: UK Common 27lb and Mirror 35LB.
I’m 43 years old I have been carp fishing for about 30 year. At present I’m fishing a syndicate down in Cornwall, my biggest from lake being my UK PB 44.11, my French PB is 58lb from Crete lakes. I fish 4 nights a month but this can be tricky as I’m a fisherman buy trade, so I’m at sea quite a bit. I’m looking forward to working with the team at Rig Marole. Their unique products stand out from the crowd & add an edge to my fishing.
My name is Louis Scott and I am 17. 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 2017 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 over the 30lb mark. I am privileged to be on the rig marole team and look forward to working with them more and more in the future.
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