NAME: Grant Albutt
OCCUPATION: Angling coach and Shatterford Lakes fishery manager
- 2015 Drennan Rive White Acres Silverfish Festival - Runner Up
- 2014 World Feeder Pairs, Ireland - 3rd Place
- 2014 World Feeder Pairs, Ireland - 4th Indvidual
- 2014 Barston Festival Winner
- 2013 VDE Matrix Feeder Challenge, Holland - Team Winner
- 2013 VDE Matrix Feeder Challenge, Holland - 4th Individual
- 2013 England Feeder World Championship, South Africa - Team Bronze Medal
- 2013 Maver Pairs Champions
- 2012 White Acres Garbolino Silver Fish Festival - 3rd Place
- 2012 White Acres Bait-Tech Festival Champion
- 2011 Stillwater Championship - 2nd Place
- 2011 Maver Match This £50,000 Final - 2nd Place
- 2010 UK Champion
- 2009 White Acres Parkdean Masters £25,000 - Champion
- 2008 White Acres Van Den Eynde Festival - 2nd Place
- 2008 ACA Masters Team Winners
- 2008 Match Fishing Cup Champion
- 2x Ultimate League £10,000 Champion
- 2001 White Acres ABU Festival Winner
- 1995 Individual National Champion
- Runner-up in at least 9 Fish'O'Mania Qualifiers!
- Drennan Super League - 9 x Team Winners
TEAM: Daiwa Dorking
BIGGEST FISH: 41lb 8oz carp and 99lb catfish
BEST MATCH WEIGHT: 309lb
FAVOURITE METHODS: Shallow fishing
FAVOURITE VENUES: Shatterford Lakes and Larford Lakes
ANGLING AMBITIONS: To keep winning big matches
FAVOURITE ITEMS OF TACKLE: Acolyte Carp Waggler rods
Grant Albutt has a host of impressive titles under his belt, including Match Fishing Cup Champion, UK Champion and the £25k Parkdean Masters Champion.
He first began fishing at the age of eight when his next-door neighbour took him fishing on the Warwickshire Avon at Fladbury. From that point onwards Grant was hooked and in 1995 he won his very first match, on the River Witham in Lincolnshire. That earned him the Individual National Champion title with a 42lb catch of bream.
Grant also runs the 25 acre Shatterford Lakes Fishing complex near Kidderminster, an amazing setting with its superb lakes and panoramic vistas across the surrounding countryside.
He is also a full-time angling coach and only too keen to help other anglers catch more fish.