October 11, 2017 2 min read

Well where do I start...I'm 28 years old and based in the Midlands. I've been a bit obsessed with Angling since my old man first took me back when I was just 4! 

Between the ages of 12 to 22 I was a keen match angler cutting my teeth on the local River Blyth, then moving onto captaining the Birmingham Starlets and even having England Trials at 14. However as more and more matches seemed to be heading towards commercials I longed to get back onto the river! Holidays to the Severn were an annual treat and this is where I started to lose the urge to match Fish and just get out as often as I could, targeting by far my favourite of species...the Barbel. I'm pretty sure that nearly every Barbel angler at some point has used the Elips Pellets from Hinders as the track record is that good, whether its numbers of Fish from the likes of the Severn or trickier little rivers with big rewards I would have utmost confidence in a bag of Elips, they really are that good!

Back to my fishing and the transition from match to specimen all rounder! With time being tight as is with most anglers due to work and family commitments I try to get out on the bank as much as I can still, once maybe twice a week. However over the years these short sessions have served me well amassing several Personal Bests that I could only have dreamt of when first starting out. British Carp to 40lb+, double figure Bream and Chub to 6lb 12oz to name a few. This year in particular had been very kind to me starting out with a Perch of 3lb 13oz followed by my first 2lb+ Grayling and 2lb+ River Roach. I also upped my Tench PB to a measly 8lb 6oz(must try harder) before a Fish of a lifetime in August from the River Trent, a Barbel of 16lb 6oz!! I still can't quite believe it!

I have also been lucky enough to have some fantastic trips around the world, from Catfishing in Spain to Catching 11ft Sturgeon in Canada, I've even had the chance to test myself against a Great white Shark!!

Well that's about sums my Angling past up, hopefully see you on the bank at some point.

Tight lines



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Hinders Elips Pellets
Steve Beale (Milton Keynes)
Hinders pellets great for Barbel and Chub.

I’ve used hinders off and on over the past 12 years with fantastic results.
I find them especially effective early season and again when the rivers are low .
Combined with a small PVA bag

C Food 5kg Bait Bundle
ALAN BOND (Harlesden)
Hinders C food bait bundle

Have always held Hinders particles and bait in high regard . The C food is quality and I am sure it will catch . I’m fishing a very difficult water at present with very little coming out at all but I have confidence in the C food and that it will catch before too long . I also enjoy watching Chris (Carp King ) in his very good humoured fishing adventures and to coin a phrase “if it’s good enough for him.” Very impressed with the quality of the bait . Thankyou Mr Jarrett and team .

Great stuff.

After blanking a few times on the trusty luncheon meat, I needed a change. 1st night using, couple of chub and a just shy of 9lb barble.

Hinders Beta'nana Stabilised Boilies
top quality bait

Beta'nana boilies have a superb aroma are of a soft consistancy and to date have been very effective, another quality bait from Hinders, combined with quick delivery, first class service.

Hinders Mini Combo
David Pateman (Exmouth)
Great service

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