Fishing is Adam Smith’s passion, and not just carp fishing. He grew up on the southwest coast, so a lot of his fishing has been at sea. It wasn’t long before he got the carp bug though, and it has been his choice for many years now.

He is in a fortunate financial position to go fishing whenever he likes. He sacrifices other joys in life, but this is what he likes to do. Carp fishing is part of Adam, and he can’t be indoors for long because he gets itchy feet. His love is being outside and chasing big beautiful carp, and that’s what really stokes his fire.

He has been fortunate to fish Linch Hill for a number of years, working his way round the complex and catching some magnificent carp along the way. Like all good things though, it must come to an end at some point, and he has new and exciting plans for the future.

PB Common: 43lb 8oz
PB Mirror: 47lb 6oz


Q. Favourite venue past and present?
A. Johnson’s Railway

Q. If you could catch one carp dead or alive what would it be?
A. The Black mirror

Q. Off the shelf hookbait or homemade special?
A. A bit of both to tell you the truth

Q. Big windswept pits or small intimate waters?
A. Small and intimate waters for my winter fishing and big pits come the summer

Q. Spring or Autumn?
A. Autumn

Q. Favourite Sticky Baits product?
A. Signature Pop-Ups

Q. Pop-ups or bottom baits?
A. Depends on the bottom I’m fishing

Q. Favourite moon phase?
A. Full moon

Q. Three things you wouldn’t go fishing without?
A. Camera, stove & phone charger

Q. As a younger angler who did you admire in the carp angling world and why?
A. For me it’s two very good anglers, called Ronan & Bob, that I fished with when I was a kid, watching them go about catching some very big carp, from very tricky venues, I’m still very good friends with them to this day