Jon Arthur

NAME: Jon Arthur

LIVES: Oxford

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!)



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.