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Meet the Team

Adam (The Gaffa) Bowen, Coarse/Barbel Angler.

I just love fishing, just being on the bank is good enough for me, the excitement of watching the float going under or tip going round. I really cannot wait for every session and being on the bank with my friends.I started this site in 2011 to share great places to fish and it has grown into a busy site with a great team of anglers. My favorite fish has got to be the Barbel, especially on the river. My preferred method has got to be the tip, especially on the River and large lakes.

Warren Boswell, Coarse/sea/Carp Angler.

My name is Warren Boswell
I'm from West London but moved to greater Manchester when I was 12 years old. I started fishing from a very young age with my dad and brother. It was my passion from day one. I learnt a lot on small rivers chasing chub around in the streamer weed. Then on to the bigger rivers like the Thames, feeder fishing for bream and hybrids. When I moved to Manchester and finally left school and got a job in the local tackle shop in Hyde Cheshire. It was my dream to be doing something I really enjoy. 12 years later I'm still there. I would say I'm a match, course and river angler but also love the carp , pike and sea fishing too, so a man of all trades. I love to help and teach and pass my advise on too others. Looking forwards to getting cracking so please feel free to come and chat to me.

Thomas Kyffin, Carp angler.
My names Thomas Kyffin and I have been fishing since the age of 12, I mainly consentrated on the match circuit, where I was fishing junior matches and general coarse fishing. I moved on to Carp fishing at the age of 15 and loved every moment of it, fishing mainly small day ticket venues. My love of big Carp progressed and I have caught numerous carp from up and down the country and also in france. My PB stands at 37 pound in the uk and 30 pound in france. I am always willing to help like minded anglers and have general chit chat about all things fishing, so feel free to drop me a message anytime you wish on facebook through the group or page.

Carl McCormack (Coach) Match/Coarse and Angling Coach.

Fishing is my life, if I'm not doing it, I'm definitely thinking about it! Growing up on the local park lakes of Liverpool, then progressing to the canals and rivers around the north west I've fished some fantastic venues. With the onset of commercial fisheries, its the diversity of our sport that I enjoy so much, and the constant learning. Its this learning curve, and more importantly the sharing of our experiences that drove me to become a licenced angling coach. The buzz I get from passing on my knowledge and helping develop other anglers is awesome. So being able to come on board with the other guys here is fantastic, and I hope you enjoy our adventures.

Enough of this,,,,,,lets get fishing!

Dave Williams Bait-Tech sponsored Coarse Angler

My name is Dave Williams from Liverpool but living in Runcorn from the age of 8. Started fishing with my Dad and uncle when I moved to Runcorn fishing the ICI waters Sandymoor, Greenwoods and Dutton flashes, moved onto my local canal, The Bridgewater and fished it for many years. Later on in my fishing life I have become hooked on fishing the commercial fisheries up and down the country, I also have a love for our local rivers, The Dane, The Ribble, and down to the Severn. My favourite tactic must be the method feeder using ground bait or Pellet I’m not fussed. Favourite Fish, Tench and Crucian carp. Am looking forward to the challenges ahead, and if you see me on the bank come and say hello, if you’re not catching.

Regards Dave.

Ian Jones, Coarse/Match Angler.

My name is Ian Jones and I am from Chester.  I loved fishing then almost as much as I do now! With my early fishing being on natural venues with a particular favorite being Harthill fishery in Broxton. I enjoy roach and skimmer fishing but my favorite fish would have to be the Tench. 
I love pole fishing and have recently enjoyed getting to grips with the art of shallow fishing. It is a method that rewards a busy angler which I like. also I like fishing the tip but don't do it often enough! Over the last 2 to 3 years I have started to fish more open matches as I enjoy the banter and competition it provides. I have had a few section wins in the Hampton springs silver fish matches and my first match win came at Wigmore lakes earlier this year. Since then I have smashed my match PB which now stands at 104lb 14oz (06/05/14) so with my first match win and now my first ton out of the way I am looking forward to what the future holds!
I have been a regular visitor to the Fishing in the Northwest site over the last few years for information on local fisheries so I am really happy to be invited to join the team and hope you enjoy reading about our future outings and fishery reviews. On a personal note I hope you enjoy reading about my match fishing experiences at some of the Northwest's premier fisheries. If you follow this link it will take you to my match blog to see how I get on : Ian Jones Match Blog.

James (Jay/Mr Preston) Davies, Coarse/Match Angler.

For me you cannot beat that feeling no matter what age you are of leaving the mad world behind and heading for a session on the bank, be it a hot Summer day or a frosty snowy Winters morning you just can’t beat the buzz and banter setting the gear up then shipping out the pole watching the float settle then get planted under the surface and the elastic stream out. My favorite method got to be fishing on the tip, be it method/cage feeders or straight bomb, you can’t beat that buzz watching the tip getting pulled round and hitting into a fish. My I have two favorite fish, the first is the good old Roach there is something special about Roach, maybe because it’s the first fish most of us catch as kids, love my roach fishing and it really comes into its own in the winter months. The second is the Tench, great fighters and I love fishing old school ledger for them is wicked.

Stephen (The Bank Tramp) Roberts, Coarse/Carp Angler.

 My name is Steve Roberts and I live in Wrexham North Wales. I have been fishing for as long as I can remember, as most my dad got me into fishing which i thank him for. I started my fishing on the river Dee (Wales) where I spent most of my teenage years going around twice a week back then. in the 90s we found a local commercial where my passion for fishing lakes begun, we fished for Tench, Crewies, Rudd, Bream and my introduction to my first Carp capture. I spent many years there learning the skills needed to fish lakes and also started pole fishing. From these lakes I joined a local club where slider fishing for big Bream and Tench was the norm. From there I started chatting to the clubs Carp anglers and it become apparent I started to spend more and more time targeting the big Carp in there and a bank tramp was born.

Since then I’ve since had a second child and Carp fishing as a whole is on the back burner but I do like to get out a few times a year proper Carp angling staying the weekend of course. as you guys will see from the fishing in the North West site my ugly mug pops up quite regular more than often with the pole in hand as these days I really enjoy the banter amongst the team whilst out reviewing these venues for you good people more than often at the expense of the gaffer Mr. Bowen. Think that’s enough information to bore you viewers so its tight lines from me and hope to see you perhaps join us on one of our many adventures up and down the North West.

Liam Postle, Carp Angler.

My names Liam Postle and I’m from Rhosddu. I started fishing at a young age where it all started off with my 6ft rod which you could bend into a circle, fishing on the small rivers catching eels and small trout. From there I developed onto sea fishing off rock fronts and peers and now and again the odd boat trip catching mackerel.  I then started taking my Coarse fishing very serious and had become a big part of my life, being out every weekend rain or shine. Then finally I found my calling, Carp fishing where I have been dedicated for around four years and still it carries on. Hopefully will be on here quite a bit with reviews and with a flood of photos of my captures. If you ever see me on the bank don’t be afraid to come say hello and the kettles on. 

Tight Lines!

Carl Jenkins, Coarse, Game and Sea Angler.

Hi, I consider myself an all rounder fly, game , sea , boat , course , match and rivers which I really favor. Fishing float on any venue is my favorite method although I have got a new soft spot for using fly and small lures on venues that are otherwise mainstream coarse venues fishing . My favorite fish has got to be Roach The bigger the better, but anytime the float goes under is good with me. If you see me on the bank in my greens pop over and say hello.

Mark Clutton (Mr Sensas), Coarse/Match Angler.

My name is Mark Clutton and I live in Dodleston, I would like to think I am the silver fish man of the team. I have been fishing since I was 5, in that time I have fished many venues all over the country. I have fished junior nationals and division 1 & 2 nationals for Wyche Anglers from Nantwich and also division 2 & 3 nationals, Crewe summer leagues and angling times winter leagues for Hodnet Match group. I have fished these on the canals, Rochdale Canal, Shropshire Union, Grand Union, Trent and Mersey, Bridgewater, Basingstoke canal. I think my favourite fish to catch would be Roach and skimmers, on the pole or the tip. There is something about catching a net full of them. Give me a 30lb net of silvers over a ton net of carp any day.

Tight lines.