OCCUPATION: TA Marketing and Media

Oz Holness is a former British record carp holder, author and all round nice guy. His passion, drive and determination to succeed has taken him across the country, in pursuit of the finest carp in the land.

Holding down a full-time job and a family has not stopped him in his quest to catch the best and over the years he has built up a formidable album of carp.

The Burghfield Common – 55lb 4oz

Two Tone – 67lb 8oz


Q. Favourite venue past and present?
A. Burghfield Present: Milton Pan

Q. If you could catch one carp dead or alive what would it be?
A. Mary’s Mate

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

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

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. New moon

Q. Three things you wouldn’t go fishing without?
A. Polaroids / Walking boots / Lucky Bobbins

Q. As a younger angler who did you admire in the carp angling world and why?
A. Rod Hutchinson due to his attitude towards carp angling and his writing that provided so much inspiration and knowledge.