OCCUPATION: Gamekeeper

Starting his angling life early in and around Suffolk, Lance was never spoilt for choice when it came to big carp. An upper-thirty for the area was considered a very large carp for the region, so when Lance set his sights on what potentials were outside his home country, he soon got the big carp bug and looked elsewhere for his angling fix.

Lance bases his angling a lot around observation and setting traps in the edge, learning constantly how the carp are behaving and reacting to what’s in front of him. Being a country man and a gamekeeper, his life has always revolved around wildlife which makes his passion for fishing stronger than ever.

44lb 4oz

44lb 12oz


Q. Favourite venue past and present?
A. Past would be a little pit down the road from home where I grew up fishing, present would be Stoneacres

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

Q. Off the shelf hookbait or homemade special?
A. I use both

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

Q. Spring or Autumn?
A. Spring

Q. Favourite Sticky Baits product?
A. The Krill range

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, brew kit & a bag of Krill

Q. As a younger angler who did you admire in the carp angling world and why?
A. Terry Hearn for sure, the flame that reading his first book (in pursuit) lit can never be put out!