OCCUPATION: Tackle shop worker and Gardener

Myles Gibson is one of the most driven anglers we have ever come across. His desire to catch unique big carp is something that has made him successful as a big-fish-angler.

Despite his relatively young age, Myles has some of the country’s finest carp in his album.

He hails from the north west, and cut his teeth on some of the ultra-hard meres, before travelling south in search of bigger fish, where he targets lake such as Linch Hill, St Ives, and a few unknown big pits too.

Jim’s Carp – 51lb 7oz

Colin – 48lb 10oz


Q. Favourite venue past and present?
A. Redesmere or Dinton

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

Q. Off the shelf hookbait or homemade special?
A. Home made specials every time

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

Q. Spring or Autumn?
A. Spring

Q. Favourite Sticky Baits product?
A. The Krill

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

Q. Favourite moon phase?
A. New Moon

Q. Three things you wouldn’t go fishing without?
A. Pot of homemade specials / Hook sharpening file / Spear batteries

Q. As a younger angler who did you admire in the carp angling world and why?
A. Would have to say Terry Hearn and Dave Lane down to the carp and the stories behind them I used to read growing up. Proper carp from proper lakes steeped in history.