Laurence Hanger


NAME: Laurence Hanger

AGE: 27

LIVES: Bagshot, Surrey

OCCUPATION: Media Producer


  • Barbel 15lb 2oz
  • Tench 7lb 4oz
  • Perch 3lb+
  • Chub 7lb 4oz
  • Eel 5lb 7oz
  • Thick-lipped Mullet  5lb 14oz
  • Ballan Wrasse 5lb
  • Grayling 3lb
  • Bream 10lb
  • Roach 1lb+
  • Dace 7oz
  • Carp 25lb+
  • Pike 21lb

BEST CATCH: Would have to be my 15lb 2oz River Loddon barbel, by far my most hard-earned fish to date, a 7+ year quest to get this fish on the bank. Also had a potential world record wolf fish (Hoplias aimara) from Guyana’s Essequibo river, in the Amazon rainforest.

FAVOURITE METHODS: Stalking and float fishing. Just can’t beat roving around with a loaf of bread for mullet on the estuaries and harbours of Hampshire and Dorset, or sight fishing for barbel and chub on my local, tiny, Thames triburaries. Running a float through small rivers and chalk streams during the winter time is also hard to beat.

FAVOURITE VENUES:River Blackwater and River Loddon

ANGLING AMBITIONS: My dream fish would have to be a monster mullet of 7lb. My primary target over the coming season. Most importantly, to continue enjoying my fishing, exploring more beautiful locations throughout the British countryside and coastal areas, aswell as learning all i can about fishing and the natual world along the way.

FAVOURITE ITEM OF TACKLE: 11ft Puddle Chucker (Pellet Waggler) and the Acolyte plus feeder rod.

ABOUT: Laurence is a true all-round angler, aswell as a passionate wildlife conservationist and film maker. He can be found trotting for mullet on the open coast of Cornwall, scrambling across rocks in search of wrasse, roving around on intimate rivers for big chub and barbel, or even turning stones in brooks for bullhead and stone loach.