As with many anglers today, Jonny’s love for angling came very early on, beginning with a simple float and catching anything which would take the bait, to then progressing onto the local river during the school holidays. The magazines were a huge influence in Jonny’s angling path, and soon he found himself aspiring to catch carp from the numerous local waters around him such as Bluebell Lakes and other open-access venues. Many years later, Jonny soon found himself on a very special water in search of some real gems of the midlands which soon lit the fire for big pit fishing.

Jonny is now a regular face on our social media and also the magazines, quickly accumulating some special captures over the years including a jaw-dropping common from a huge windswept pit, as well as notable captures around the Peterborough/ Cambs area.

Juggling a busy family life as well as being a builder, he loves nothing more than being able to get the rods out as much as possible and has been a solid part of the Sticky Baits team for many years.

48lb 1oz


Q. Favourite venue past and present?
A. Free water, Cambridgeshire

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

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

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

Q. Spring or Autumn?
A. Spring

Q. Favourite Sticky Baits product?
A. Manilla

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. Polaroids / Bait / Tackle

Q. As a younger angler who did you admire in the carp angling world and why?
A. Darrell Peck as he was out there doing it when I started to take interest in the media side of fishing.