I’ve been a carp angler since the early 80s. During this time I’ve fished some of the most historic waters from Redmire to Yateley and exposed Burghfield. I turned my angling from a hobby into a living and I’ve since written a book, ‘Living The Dream’’, and made a DVD, ‘In Pursuit of the Largest’. The content in both is about my big fish angling history from the mid 90s. During this time I’ve caught both commons and mirrors to over 50lbs from some of the toughest UK waters and amongst them had commons, mirrors, leathers and fully scaled’s over 40lbs from a range of waters including low stocked gravel pits, park lakes and day ticket waters. Although I’m typecast as a big fish angler, I actually like catching fish of all sizes and my preferences are old carp with a bit of history about them. I’m also lucky enough to have a partner (Carpy Kate Rivers) who shares the same passion.