Occupation: Professional Angler
Favourite British venue: Upper or Middle River Severn
Best match weight: Italian Match 78lb
Biggest fish: 2000lb – great white shark!
Favourite method: Trotting a float on a river.
Favourite bait: Maggots
Favourite venue AJS fisheries girton.
UK PB 60lb common 40lb mirror.
Favourite bait- mixed particals (hemp, tigers, maze chopped boilies).
Age: 52 years
Occupation: Business Owner
Favorite Venue: River fishing (I love running water)
Biggest Fish: carp 17 kg - barbel 3.8 kg
Favorite Bait: Pellets in all its variants (I love Pudding mix)
Angling Goal: Having fun fishing like when I was a kid ...
Occupation: Business Owner
Favourite Venue: River Trent & Bawburgh Complex
Biggest Fish: Carp 52lb , Barbel 17lb , Tench 10lb , Bream 13lb , Chub 6lb , Perch 3lb , Roach 2lb
Favourite Bait: Chopped worm Amino Hemp Big River Mix with The One
Angling Goal: To continue to feel like a kid everytime I go fishing!
Largest: Carp 45lb 8oz
Largest: Sturgeon 58lb 9oz
Job: Retail Manager
Favourite Bait: boilies, pellets and tigernuts
Favourite Rig: German rig and hinged stuff rig
Age – 46.
Occupation – National Account Manager.
Sponsors – Drennan International/Evolved Baits.
- Division 2 National individual winner.
- Division 1 National Individual Third.
- 14 National Medals.
- Fish 4 £5k Champion.
- Drennan Coors Individual Trent Masters Champion.
- Team and Individual Winter league Winner.
- Decoy Lakes festival winner.
- Westwood lakes festival winner.
- White Acres Drennan Silverfish festival runner up.
- Numerous Open wins.
- Natural - Old Nene at March or Burton on Trent.
- Commercial – Decoy Lakes or Westwood Lakes.
Biggest match weight – 445lb 5oz, Wyatts pool Cob House.
Biggest Fish – 34lb 12oz mirror carp (France).
- Natural – Bread punch or Groundbait and pinkie.
- Commercial – Caster shallow or Distance method feeder.
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
Occupation: self employed joiner
Favourite venue: River Swale and any river with enough flow that enables me to use the stick!
Favourite method: Stick and waggler fishing.
Biggest river open match weight 155lb – 12oz of stick caught Chub.
Favourite bait: Amino flavoured Casters.
Achievements: Catching 217lb of Chub on hemp in the 80s.
3x Riverfest finalist with wins on the Tees, Swale and Trent.
Occupation: Agent for Colmic Italia
Favourite venue:Dam Flask, I learnt to fish there
Favourite method: waggler
Biggest catch:200lb+ Carp
Favourite bait: Maggots, they catch anything!
Achievements: Recent achievements 2x finalist on Feederking series
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.
Man of the match award 2003 Supercup final.
2014 Individual National River Trent individual 3rd bronze medal.
2016 Individual National Tidal Trent individual 4th and section winner silver medal.
Team member of a winning Division 3 National Team gold medal.
Team member of a runners up division 1 National Team silver medal.
River fest finalist
Favourite venue: River Trent system
Biggest match winning weight: 190lbs of bream from Zalk lake Holland
Biggest England winning match weight: 69lbs of Barbel River Trent
Biggest fish: 22lbs Common carp River Trent
Favourite method: Feeder fishing for Barbel and Chubb
Occupation: Head of Operations
Favourite Venue: Bargate Drain
Angling Achievement: Fishing in the World Club Qualifiers
Biggest Match Weight: 155lb
Biggest Fish: 21lb 6oz Common on the pole
Favourite Bait: Worm
Favourite Venue: Trent View
Biggest Fish: 23lb Carp
Favourite Method: Being an all rounder, different methods for different fish
Favourite Bait: Depends on what I am fishing for but recently been using Evolve Groundbaits which have paid dividends!
Occupation: Float maker
Angling achievement: first open 100 peg at 9 years old, section winner in national champs,qualified for the all England national on 6 occasions, section winner jack purchase canal champs, numerous match wins in Holland, Germany and Belgium
Angling hero: Dicky Carr and Kim milsom
Angling goal: Tor promote angling and get more kids fishing
Won the Juniors Club Champs when I was 14 Won my first adults match when I was 13 with 186lb at Willow Springs
Best match weight: 254-1 Messingham Sands Island Lake (16th June 2020). Won numerous open matches and framed in lots too.
Favourite method: Shallow on pole
Favourite baits: Evolved green betaine and krill gbait, 8mm pellets covered in either 'The one' or 'Unami'
Favourite venue: River Trent & Fen Drains
Greatest achievement: My Daughter!
Best match weight: Most recent 120lb of Bream in the Trent Champs
Biggest fish: Extra large Haddock from Steels fish and chips in Cleethorpes
Favourite bait: Evolved, obviously!
Multiple Festival, League and individual titles (been fishing a long time!)
National team gold and individual medals
Favourite method; Waggler on running water
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
Favourite bait: Naturals, such as maggots, caster, worm and bloodworm coupled with Evolved ground baits.
Member of the Cadence Super Team
Any aspects of silver fish preferred whether its canals, lakes or rivers.
2nd individual in division 1 national 2013
4th individual in division 1 national 2010
2nd overall in individual national 2013
4th overall in individual national 2006
Section winner in British open (4 x finalist )
4 x section winner in national angling championships
6 x team medals in national Angling championships (2 x gold)
Day 2 winner of Sensas challenge 2009
Loughborough canal champion
Fishing for info King of the Cut winner 2018 and runner up 2019
Plus 100s open match wins and frame places over a 25 year match fishing career.
Match record holder for Stafford Issac Walton with 64lb from Shropshire Union canal
Personal best match weight: 256lb from willows pools Penkridge.
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
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
Favourite venue: Manor Farm Leisure
Biggest match weight: 242lb
Favourite Method: Shallow Fishing
Favourite bait: Pellets
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
Occupation: Electrical safety test engineer
Favourite venue: River Wye
Angling Achievements: Riverfest final 2015 2nd overall Wye Team Championship
Most memorable fish: 12lb 5oz barbel from the Wye
Occupation. Aircraft fitter
Favourite venue. Bristol Avon at Lacock
Best angling achievement. Qualifying for several Evesham festival finals.
2018 Riverfest finalist
Best match weight. 240lbs
Biggest fish. 160 pound Arapaima
Favourite baits. Hemp and caster
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
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
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
Age : 52
Sponsor: Evolved Baits
Team: Lincoln Match Squad
Angling achievements: Team silver and bronze division 1 national
5 times Tidal Trent summer series champion
7 times Fosse Dyke winter series champion
Tidal Trent festival weight champion
Riverfest finalist 2018 and 2019
Numerous open wins on a variety of venues
Favourite venue: River Trent [particular soft spot for Burton Joyce]
Favourite method: Running line on a big river
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.
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.
Favourite Venue: Any River or Lake
Angling Achievement: Too many to list
Angling Goal: To pass on any hints and tips that have been collected over many years in Angling
Angling achievements: Catching 200lbs at the riddings, winning first ever match , catching 40lbs at the Moira canal
Angling goal: To compete in more natural venue matches and to compete for my country
Angling heroes : Alan Scotthorn, Sandra Scotthorne
Occupation: Alarm Technician
Favourite Venue: Willow Marsh
Angling Achievements: Numerous big weights and big fish.
Favourite Bait: Amino Liquid - The One, as it has seemed to transform my fishing of late and the fish seem to love it.