Paul Elt


 

LIVES: St Neots, Cambridgeshire

OCCUPATION: Company Director

TOP ACHIEVEMENTS: Writing for a range of fishing magazines/newspapers, both in the UK and Europe.

BIGGEST FISH: 

  • Barbel - 16lb 11oz
  • Bream - 13lb 8oz
  • Carp - 44lb 12oz
  • Chub - 7lb
  • Grayling - 2lb 12oz
  • Perch - 4lb 14oz
  • Pike - 25lb
  • Roach - 2lb 15oz
  • Rudd - 2lb 12oz
  • Tench - 9lb 14oz

BEST CATCH: Five 4lb+ perch from Grafham reservoir caught during one session using dropshotting tactics.

FAVOURITE METHODS: Trotting maggot for chub and roach during the winter months.

FAVOURITE VENUES: Any quiet stretch of river or an unfished stillwater.

ANGLING AMBITIONS: My main target for the foreseeable future is to land my first double figure tench as this has eluded me for many years.

FAVOURITE ITEM OF TACKLE: Red Maggot Hook-To-Nylon

ABOUT: I love all aspects of angling, from trotting a small stick float down a small stream for chub and dace to lure fishing vast reservoirs for perch. I set myself targets as the seasons change, with new challenges seemingly always on the horizon. There is no better feeling than the success of a red letter day targeting your chosen species and that is what drives me to take every opportunity I get to pursue the sport I love.