Julian Barnes

AGE: 52

LOCATION: St Neots, Cambs

PB: PB Barbel 16-09

EURO PB: Spain 50-08, France 53-06 both commons

FAVOURITE VENUE: For Carp The River Ebro, Spain, for Barbel River Derwent, Derbyshire, although the Trent is a close second.

FAVOURITE BAIT: Pandemic by Madbaits

FAVOURITE RIG: For Carp in UK, stiff hinge rig

INTERESTS: Weight training, Arsenal, collecting leather bound fishing books

INFLUENCES: The challenge of moving water on big rivers

FAVOURITE MUSIC: Coldplay, Talk Talk, OMD, The Fray

DISLIKES: Dishonesty and jealousy