OCCUPATION: Angling Journalist

Nick needs little introduction, being a big part of the carp scene for over 20 years now. He has made his way across the UK and Europe, in search of exceptional and peaceful fishing. He isn’t one for targeting the biggest fish he can, much preferring to fish for pretty fish in exciting and often quiet homes.

Nick is an extremely versatile angler and could be fishing a huge sheet of water, streams, rivers, canals, park lakes, the lot. He turns his attention to other species too, targeting big perch in the winter months.

Back in 2018, Nick made history, becoming the new Thames carp record holder, catching a huge mirror of over 51lb. This coincided with another one of Nicks talents and that is talent in front of the camera. We managed to document the whole campaign for Reflections Volume 2 and is still to this day one of our favourites!


Q. Favourite venue past and present?
A. A quiet bit of river on my own

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

Q. Off the shelf hookbait or homemade special?
A. These days, off the shelf

Q. Big windswept pits or small intimate waters?
A. Love them both

Q. Spring or Autumn?
A. Spring

Q. Favourite Sticky Baits product?
A. Krill boilies

Q. Pop-ups or bottom baits?
A. Bit of both

Q. Favourite moon phase?
A. New Moon

Q. Three things you wouldn’t go fishing without?
A. Phone, coffee & polaroids

Q. As a younger angler who did you admire in the carp angling world and why?
A. not one in particular, it was all of them, I grew up in the Colne Valley in the early 90’s so there were plenty of great lads about!