Welcome to my website page where you can keep up to date with my angling exploits as well as look back at some of my memorable catches. My main focus is carp, and over the years I’ve managed to catch them from more than 300 different waters, including 50-pounders from seven different countries (England, France, South Africa, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Germany).
For almost thirty years I’ve been a sponsored angler, working as a consultant for top brands like Avid Carp, and together with Rob Hughes I was the co-winner of the first ever global carp match, the World Carp 1996.
I spend most of my time fishing in Yorkshire where I currently live, but I love nothing more than travelling to new destinations and meeting like-minded anglers from different cultures.
I hope that my site and links can inspire you to follow your carp fishing dreams just like many others have done for me.
Browse through some of my latest product reviews from leading manufacturers.
How to fish ‘days-only’ waters – CARP FISHING BLOG FEBRUARY 2021
This month I’ve been down in Staffordshire looking after my mum who lives on her own. Thankfully the lovely Dawford Pool is just around the corner, where I made three day trips in late February. This beautiful venue is open to all, and contains a fantastic stock of stunning carp. In this short film I get lucky by landing the ‘Most Wanted’ carp in the Pool at 30+. I also talk about my approach to ‘days-only’ carping, covering tactics, baiting up and gear choice. For more information on Dawford, contact Ed Matthews on Facebook or Instagram.
The Adventures of a Carp Angler is the long awaited book by legendary carper Simon Crow. Covering 40 chapters it details the trials and tribulations of his time chasing carp and working within the angling industry.
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