NAME: Jon Arthur
OCCUPATION: Media Coordinator
- 3x UK Champion
- 2x Evesham Festival Wychavon Champion
- AT Winter League Final Individual Champion
- 3x Fish’O’Mania Finalist
- Tunnel Barn Farm Master
- 2x Parkdean Masters Finalist
- Mega Match This Finalist
- Matrix Commercial Champs runner-up
- Former Fish’O’Mania Qualifier Record Holder
- Former UK Champs Biggest Weight Record Holder
- Former Walsall Canal Record Holder
- Former Birmingham-Fazeley Canal Record Holder
TEAM: Drennan Oxford
BIGGEST FISH: 24lb carp from Viaduct Fishery
BEST MATCH WEIGHT: 272lb, 2015 UK Champs, Larford Lakes
FAVOURITE METHODS: Summer caster fishing, winter maggot fishing
FAVOURITE VENUES: White Acres, Cornwall
ANGLING AMBITIONS: Win the Parkdean Masters, Mega Match This Final and Fish'O'Mania (preferably all in the same year!)
FAVOURITE ITEMS OF TACKLE: Acolyte float rods
Jon is a top allrounder who now focuses much of his efforts on high-profile individual competitions on commercial fisheries. The three-time UK Champion is a thinking angler who loves to attack a swim and get plenty of bites.
Jon is also a former Group Editor of Pole Fishing and Match Fishing magazines with a passion for writing, photographing and filming everything to do with fishing.
As a former canal specialist he also still likes to get out on the towpath regularly where you might also spot him dabbling in a bit of soft lure fishing.