Team

Matt York

Matt York
24 years old
Occupation: Angling coach and Dockside Stevedore.
Favourite venue: Messingham Sands - Swan pond.
First adult match win at 11.
3 x Lincolnshire junior county champion, Angling Trust Stillwater Commercial National medal winner 2018.
River Ancholme winter league top overall scorer at the age of 16.
2 top 5 finishes at festivals at Messingham Sands (3rd and 5th) Countless open match wins and framing places at Messingham Sands and Wold View Fishery.
Best match weight - 300lb 1oz - October 4th 2019 - 57 carp caught shallow on the pole - Messingham Sands Swan Pond.
Biggest fish - 18lb common carp.
Favourite bait- Amino Liquid, Unami Flavour.


Danny West

Danny West
Occupation - General Manager in the food industry
Favourite venue - The River Severn at Bridgenorth
Angling achievements - 9 national medals
Biggest fish - 38lb 8oz cod
Favourite bait – Squatt


Chris Shurmer

Chris Shurmer
Nickname - Shurm
Age – 28
Occupation: Laydown Technician (insulation)
Favourite venue: Pixley Pool
Angling Achievement: 2 x Three counties festival winner
Biggest Match Weight: 428lb 8oz
Biggest Fish: 27lb 12oz carp
Favourite method: Hard pellets
Favourite Bait: Worm.


Stuart Eaton

Stuart Eaton
Age - 32
Occupation: HGV Driver
Favourite Venue: Orchard Lakes
Biggest Match Weight: 290lb
Biggest Achievements: 3 hour Lake record at Orchard Lakes 187lb and Angling For Heroes Festival Winner 2018
Favourite Bait: Paste


Darren Hudson

Darren Hudson
Age: 39
Occupation: Aerospace
Favourite venue: Manor Farm Leisure
Biggest match weight: 242lb
Favourite Method: Shallow Fishing
Favourite bait: Pellets


Ben Dutton

Ben Dutton
Age - 30 years old
Occupation - Assistant manager of Nathan’s of Nottingham tackle shop (was Gerry’s until recent take over).
Favourite venue - Hacketts Lake & Hayfield lakes
Biggest Weight - 286lb at Janson fishery
Biggest fish - 18lb 6oz
Favourite bait - Double worm over groundbait down the edge.


Leigh Harrison

Leigh Harrison
Age: 48
Occupation: Property Landlord
Favourite venue: River Trent @ East Stoke.
First fish ever caught: Mackerel, Brixham , Great Uncle’s trawler,1974.
Best match weight: 74lb 3ozs, Winner of the Morgan Sullivan memorial match 2018.
Biggest fish ever: Red Snapper 18lb, Auckland Harbour, NZ, 2001.
Best UK fish: Barbel 13lb 6ozs, West Hillsborough, Warwickshire Avon,2018.
Favourite fish to catch: Barbel and Tench.
Favourite bait: Amino hemp, amino meat & casters.


John Turner

John Turner
Age 63
Occupation: Sound Engineer
Favourite venue: Fleets Dam-Barnsley
Proudest achievement: Getting a call off Richard Clegg in 1983 to fish for mighty Barnsley Blacks
Best match weight: 148.570kg Vollendam-Holland.
My biggest fish: A 21lb 4oz pike whilst waggler fishing for roach


Terry Trueman

Terry Trueman
Age: 54
Occupation: Chef
Favourite Venue: Any river
Angling Achievement: Riverfest finalist 2018 and 2019. Perry Dalgarno Memorial winner 2012.
Biggest fish: Lake Carp 25lb river 12lb+ Barbel on the stick float.
Favourite Bait: Red maggot


Keith Clifton

Keith Clifton
Age: 60
Occupation: Retired part time carer
Favourite venue: Any big bream waters like Southfield .
Individual Achievements: Winning the Ancholme Championship & Golden. Rod finalist silver medal in the division 1 National with Lincs County
Team: Sensas Manor Angling
Best match weights: Tidal Trent 69lb.
Reservoir/commercial: 356lb
Favourite Venue: Drayton Reservoir
Favourite bait: Naturals, such as maggots, caster, worm and bloodworm coupled with Evolved ground baits.


Neil Rudd

Neil Rudd
Age: 58
Occupation: Construction site manager
Favourite venue: Oaks Lakes Sessay
Angling achievement: Every match, weather finishing first or last.
Best Match Catch: 247 lbs
Biggest Fish: Pole caught mirror 22.4 lbs
Favourite Bait: Evolved Green Betaine Groundbait.


Sam Brown

Sam Brown
Age: 27
Occupation: Production planner
Favourite Venue: Decoy lakes
Best achievement: Various big money final appearances, the dream is to win one!
Biggest catch: 460lb
Favourite bait: Red krill groundbait & Amino pellets