Ian Brooker

NAME: Ian Brooker

AGE: 32

LIVES: Blewbury, Oxfordshire

OCCUPATION: Commercial Manager, Drennan International


  • Barbel 16lb 11oz
  • Tench 11lb 8oz
  • Perch 4lb 7oz
  • Chub 7lb 1oz
  • Rudd 2lb 9oz
  • Grayling 2lb 7oz
  • Bream 10lb 12oz
  • Roach 1lb 15oz
  • Dace 15oz
  • Carp 25lb+
  • Pike 18lb+

BEST CATCH: Probably a 16lb 11oz barbel from the River Thames and an 11lb 8oz tench from a large gravel pit, both of which I doubt I will ever better.

FAVOURITE METHODS: It would have to be the more traditional methods - trotting with a centrepin, fishing the lift method for tench, or touch legering for barbel and chub.

FAVOURITE VENUES: The River Thames and some of its tributaries.

ANGLING AMBITIONS: To keep enjoying my fishing and if I can catch a few nice fish each season then better.

FAVOURITE ITEM OF TACKLE: The14ft Matchpro float rod, I have caught some superb fish using it.

ABOUT: Ian is a passionate angler with a busy family life and limited fishing time. He is just as happy trotting for dace or roach, as he is chucking big feeders out for bream and tench on a windswept gravel pit.