Tim Childs

INSTAGRAM: @tim_childs

HOMETOWN: Staffordshire

UK PB: 43lb 12oz

FAVOURITE VENUE: Redesmere, Cheshire

FAVOURITE RIG: Slip-D Pop-up

INTERESTS: Angling and outdoor life

FAVOURITE RIDGEMONKEY PRODUCT: Ape-X Hooks & FluoroCast Main Line

PARTY TRICK: Ironing underpants

NICKNAME: The Captain

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Living on the Staffordshire/Cheshire border with my long term partner and daughter. The Cheshire meres and the pits of Staffordshire and the East Midlands is where most of my current fishing takes place. Over the last 35 years my carp fishing has taken me to a variety of venues all over the Country including prestigious syndicate venues such as Horton, Harefield and Elstow as well as many day ticket waters including Linear Fisheries, Linch Hill, Orchid and Horseshoe Lake. Over 20 years ago I decided to venture south looking for my first 30lb fish as there were few local venues with big carp in them back then. In the winter of 1999, I started to travel and in a few weeks I found success in the shape of a number of Oxfordshire 30lb plus fish. The drive to fish Southern based venues continued over the next few years and I met some wonderful people and friends on these trips.

It was around this time that I got accepted into the British Carp Study Group (BCSG) and then became a regional organiser for the Carp Society. The early 2000-2010 period was a great time in my personal angling, writing articles for Big Carp, Carp Talk, Total Carp and Carpology, along with helping out on a couple of filming projects. Recently due to family and work commitments the last few years I have stayed relatively close to home for my fishing but the Midlands and North West areas have some wonderful fish and venues and despite not being as large as some of the big fish in the Southern part of the country, 30lb and even 40lb carp are much easier to find than 20 years ago.