James Armstrong

AGE: 35
UK PB: 48lb 4oz
EURO PB: 48lb
FAVOURITE VENUE: Park lake in Bucks
FAVOURITE BAIT: Odyssey XXX and Brazil nuts
INTERESTS: Golf and football
INFLUENCES: The old man
DISLIKES: People belittling other peoples captures and litter!

I have been angling since a young lad. My father used to take me fishing on the local river angling for bits and pieces; roach, dace, perch, anything that was willing to nibble the maggots really. I would badger him to go every week, and this got all the more regularly as my passion for angling grew. The more experienced I got, the more I wanted to target the biggest fish that swim. The carp angler grew inside.

I managed to acquire a job within the angling trade and having experienced a few companies, learnt loads, I eventually decided to go it alone and become self employed. This now gives me more time to fish and work on developing my new angling-dedicated website – Gilly.
I have fished around the world, not just for carp. I love fishing for anything; rivers for perch, float fishing for tench or in the exotic places such as Mexico or Costa Rica.