OCCUPATION: Farlows Shop Manager

Jack didn’t know anyone who fished growing up, until he fished a day with a tutor which saw him land the lake’s largest carp, he was instantly hooked! After coarse fishing for several years he turned his attention to carp fishing. At 18 he joined his first syndicate, Mercers Country Park, where he had his first 30lb carp, closely followed by a few more! In more recent years he has spent time fishing some great big fish water’s; such as, Swan Valley, Brookland’s, Kingsmead 1, Kingsmead Island, Wraysbury and Frimley. When the seasons change and winter sets in, he tends to fish some prolific day ticket waters including Linear and Farlow’s, where there’s always a chance of a bite or two even in the harshest of conditions.

44lb 8oz

54lb 14oz


Q. Favourite venue past and present?
A. The River Thames, you can’t beat the buzz after every bite.

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. Off the Shelf hookbaits, never been one to make my own.

Q. Big windswept pits or small intimate waters?
A. I’ve grown up carp fishing big waters, the bigger the better.

Q. Spring or Autumn?
A. Spring

Q. Favourite Sticky Baits product?
A. The krill, why use anything else.

Q. Pop-ups or bottom baits?
A. Pop-ups

Q. Favourite moon phase?
A. Last two weeks leading unto a new moon.

Q. Three things you wouldn’t go fishing without?
A. Solid bag bucket, coffee and biscuits.

Q. As a younger angler who did you admire in the carp angling world and why?
A. As a child I looked up to the guys in my local tackle shop who took the time to show me a thing or two. Growing up I admired Terry Hearn; the first fishing book I read was in pursuit of the largest, inspirational.