OCCUPATION: Angling Tutor & Consultant

Steve started fishing for carp back in 1977, but he really got into it in about 83’, when boilies pretty much hit the scene. He was fortunate enough to meet Kevin Maddocks back in the Withy days and got involved in that scene. That’s where it really kicked off and he made his way into the magazines. His famous feature called ‘The Weekender’ with Rich Stewart was one of the classics of the era. It was pivotal to his carp fishing career, and paved the way for him to still work within the industry to this day.

The Box Common 46lb 4oz

The Box Common 46lb 4oz


Q. Favourite venue past and present?
A. Withy Pool/ Junction 12

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

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

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

Q. Spring or Autumn?
A. Spring

Q. Favourite Sticky Baits product?
A. The Krill 20mm boilies

Q. Pop-ups or bottom baits?
A. Bottom baits

Q. Favourite moon phase?
A. This is not something I look into

Q. Three things you wouldn’t go fishing without?
A. Fluorocarbon, The Krill & Curve Points

Q. As a younger angler who did you admire in the carp angling world and why?
A. Rod Hutchinson and Kevin Maddocks; they were masters before the internet surfaced!