Simon Crow Carp Fishing


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.

Simon Crow

Avid Carp / DNA Baits

Simon Crow carp fishing


Browse through some of my latest product reviews from leading manufacturers.



Catch up on where I’m fishing and what I have been catching.



I offer a tutoring/mentor service to either learn or brush up on your catching skills.



Join me on a 40-hour trip to the lovely Boathouse Fisheries in Shropshire. This five-acre estate lake is more than 100-years-old and contains carp to over 30lb. It’s the middle of October when the conditions are all over the place. One minute it’s sunny and warm, then it’s rainy and cold. The carp prove tricky to tempt during the first half of the trip, but with a little perseverance I manage to bank some nice fish to 28lb. I talk tactics for autumn fishing and we have a chat to the fishery manager Alex Lister about what is sure to be a popular open access venue. For more info on the lake, visit

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Latest catches

These are just a few of my latest catches

The Adventures of a Carp Angler

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.

40 Chapters over 450 pages

500+ Full colour images

Leatherbound also available

The Adventures of a Carp Angler

Adventures of a Carp Angler


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