Joe Atkinson is one of the best up-and-coming anglers in the sport. Wherever he goes, no matter what the challenge, he always seems to catch.

He really is one of the most consistent anglers out there, and with a UK PB of over 51lb, he knows how to catch big carp too.

His fishing is based in Essex, but he occasionally travels to the popular Linear Fisheries complex in search of even more bites. He has also got a winners medal in the BCAC, which he achieved at the age of 18.

Coconut Common – 44lb 10oz

Tiger Fish – 51lb 6oz


Q. Favourite venue past and present?
A. Past: Aquatels Present: Par Fishery

Q. If you could catch one carp dead or alive what would it be?
A. Dustbin from The Car Park

Q. Off the shelf hookbait or homemade special?
A. Off the shelf

Q. Big windswept pits or small intimate waters?
A. Small intimate waters

Q. Spring or Autumn?
A. Spring

Q. Favourite Sticky Baits product?
A. Cap Oil

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

Q. Favourite moon phase?
A. Full Moon

Q. Three things you wouldn’t go fishing without?
A. Sweetcorn / Mixers / A set up for stalking

Q. As a younger angler who did you admire in the carp angling world and why?
A. As a young angler I never really aspired to be someone else in the angling world. My cousin was someone who I found myself engaged by his effort and thought process. As far as a public figure, Terry Hearn and Martin Bowler are two anglers who show great passion for the hobby we love and show adaptation in their angling. Also both having a healthy appetite to fish for a variety of different species, so they are a couple of stand out people for me.