Rig Marole Team

Russell Crisci - Consultant

I have fished for carp for about 30 years now. I started as a kid with my dad sea fishing and then on to float/feeder fishing and pole fishing for all species.

These days I fish for carp on a Variety of different waters on limited time (usually 24hrs a week) as I have work & family commitments like most. I am a Bailiff for a Kent club and that time also allows me to suss & prep areas if I'm currently fishing those waters at the time

This definitely helps with the limited fishing time available.

I have UK pbs of 57lb 8oz Common & 41lb mirror but I still enjoy getting out catching carp of all sizes & social sessions with my mates from time to time.

The rigs I tend to use are always simple but effective, everything is thought about.

Since joining Rig Marole you can tell that every item has a purpose ,not a vast range just for the sake of sales.

Giordano Bottazzi - Consultant

I live in northern Italy, for about 10 years I have been dedicated to carp fishing, I frequent Italian lakes and rivers. In the past few years I have had experience in the field with kryston, Black label Baits, I have been collaborating with nutrabaits for about three years. I am happy to be here now in the Rig Marole family to give you my best advice and support in the future.

Ashley Mount - Consultant

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.

Jono Arkins - Consultant

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.

Dan Burke - Media

My dad started my interest in fishing, from the age I could hold a rod, I was hooked! Aged 10 I got my first bite alarm & the bug for carp fishing started. I started fishing Tilgate park in Crawley about 4 years later. In my first season I banked my first proper carp - the Perfect Linear at 18lb. A few years later I had the Big Leather & decided to move on. A real turning point in my fishing was 10 years ago when I started fishing a local syndicate. It was here I started targeting individual carp I wanted to catch. Around this time I also found Rigmarole. To start with I was using just a few bits & pieces that worked well for me. Their unique products suit my style of angling & targeting specific carp. You have to have the upmost confidence in your end tackle & that’s what keeps me glued to Rigmaroles gear. It’s difficult to say what my favourite product is as all the components I use I couldn’t be with out now! But if I had to choose it would be the free fall tubing in conjunction with Hydro link. For me there’s nothing on the market that compares. My fishing time is limited having a young family & working Shifts but on average I get in around 2/3 nights a month. The restriction on my time hasn’t stopped me banking some amazing fish over the past few years. I’ve had 22 30s from 9 different waters & 2 40s. Waters ranging from small ponds to 70 acre gravel pits. I’m looking forward to meeting like minded anglers in the team & working on some ideas I have.

Personal Bests; UK Mirror 47lb Common 36lb - Overseas Mirror 76lb 8oz Common - 41lb 8oz

Gary Fazackerley - Media

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.

Personal Bests: UK Common 41 lb 12oz Mirror 36lb 10oz

Tony Collins - Media

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.

Stuart Halls

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

Carl Adcock

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.

Chad West

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

Stephen Payne

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

Scott Payen

I’m from west London and have been river fishing for 20 years , catching some lovely barbel from various stretches . I fancied a new challenge 3 years ago and started carp fishing. Using a mobile stalking approach I’ve had great success on the lakes in that time . I’m a bailiff on the Thorney weir / Mets complex . I’ll usually be found up a tree somewhere around the lake watching and learning .

PB mirror 39lb 6 oz, PB common 33lb

Dale Hatt

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.

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.