NAME: Stu Lennox
OCCUPATION: British Army
- Tench 8lb
- Perch 3lb
- Chub 6lb
- Bream 12lb
- Dace 1lb
- Carp 39lb 15oz
- Catfish 50lb
BEST CATCH: Probably a stunning 36lb carp off the top during a specimen carp match. I was using a light 1lb test curve rod and on the fish's initial it stripped over 80 yards of line! It was an incredible fight and an amazing match.
FAVOURITE METHODS: I like putting huge bags of carp together using big beds of bait and solid PVA bags over the top. I also like trotting in unknown swims in the winter for whatever comes along.
FAVOURITE VENUES: Willow Lake, Fenland Fisheries, Cambridge
ANGLING AMBITIONS: To win the British Carp Angling Championship
FAVOURITE ITEM OF TACKLE: The 13ft Acolyte Ultra. This was the first piece of 'elite' fishing tackle I owned and I can still remember the first time I picked it up and was just amazed at the craftsmanship. Many a freezing winters day has been spent cradling that rod!
ABOUT: Stu has to balance a full-time career in the military with his passion for angling. He's predominantly a big carp angler, but enjoys chasing all species and learning from anglers who fish other disciplines. Watching a float dip under is still as exciting as ever for Stu!