OCCUPATION: Police Officer

As with many anglers out there, Jim first began angling back when he was 7 years old, fishing for all manner of fish. Having accidentally hooked a few carp the seed was sown and he wanted more!

Since then he has been lucky enough to fish some great venues like Thompsons, Selby 3 Lakes, Manton, Baston Fen, Bundy’s, The Cambridgeshire Caravan Park Lake to name but a few. Currently he fishes closer to home in the North Lincolnshire and Lincoln area.

He tends to fish regularly, and seeks out the lesser known fish more and more these days. Nothing stops him in pursuit of his targets, especially if a certain fish gets under his skin!

46lb 8oz

51lb 10oz


Q. Favourite venue past and present?
A. Past – The Fabled Pool. Present – The Big Cambridgeshire Boating Lake

Q. Off the shelf hookbait or homemade special?
A. Home Made Special

Q. Big windswept pits or small intimate waters?
A. Big Windswept Pits

Q. Spring or Autumn?
A. Autumn

Q. Favourite Sticky Baits product?
A. The Krill

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

Q. Favourite moon phase?
A. New!

Q. Three things you wouldn’t go fishing without?
A. Polaroids, Coffee, Signature Squids

Q. As a younger angler who did you admire in the carp angling world and why?
A. Rod Hutchinson – without doubt one of the best anglers of all time and seemed to be able to catch from anywhere in any conditions.