PAUL FORWARD

YEAR BORN: 1959
OCCUPATION: Roofer
UK PB MIRROR: 53lb 4oz
UK PB COMMON: 53lb 12oz
FAVOURITE WATER: Conningbrook or Harrow – I couldn’t choose between them!
AVERAGE LENGTH OF SESSION: 24hrs
 

Paul brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to the table, with his many years pursuing the finest carp across the UK and the continent. Sweeping into Kent from his home county of Nottingham during the eighties, Paul soon made his mark on many of the waters in and around the Stour valley, before discovering and pioneering Conningbrook, a water that would go on to produce the largest carp in the land.

Along the way Paul travelled far and wide, setting his sights high during the 90’s in the Colne valley, catching carp from the mighty and historic Savay and Harrow, his capture of Chop Dorsal at over 50lb featuring as a guest chapter in Terry Hearn’s classic book ‘In Pursuit of the Largest’. Paul’s writing featured heavily in the angling press over the years with a long running and much-loved diary piece in Carpworld.

From Dinton to Burghfield, Chanty to the mighty Orient, Paul’s amazing ability to adapt and succeed sets him apart as one of the finest and well-rounded anglers of his generation. Whether it be wild windswept inland seas, an intimate local pond, trotting a stick down a river in the depths of winter, or zigging for carp in 40ft of water, Paul is at home with it all. A highly relatable angler for many with his work ethic and short session overnight style, Paul is a true asset to our team.

Meet the Team

James Timberlake

'Timbers' is a talented weekend angler, who angles for a variety of species throughout the year.

Joe Atkinson

Joe Atkinson, known around the big-fish circuit waters in Essex, now opts to angle on the quiet lakes where the fish are not as big, but just as beautiful.

Liam Duncan

Liam Duncan, an angler who goes quietly about his business both on and off the beaten track, who fishes mainly weekend sessions with a busy work life.

Mitch Hammonds

With a host of captures from a range of demanding waters, Mitch Hammonds leaves no stone unturned in his search for the carp he desires.

Adam Smith

Come rain or snow, Adam Smith has spent the last few years chasing some of the most breathtakingly beautiful carp in Oxfordshire.

Scott Karabowicz

Scott Karabowicz, and his meticulous and precise approach to all he does has served him well on those notorious, historic and pressured lakes.

Myles Gibson

Myles Gibson, one of the country’s best up and coming big-fish anglers and has travelled the country in search of some of the biggest and best-looking carp.

Si Bater

Si Bater, an angler with a natural born hunters instinct. Passionate, focused and driven, he has an impressive portfolio of captures from around the country.

Marcus Howarth

Fishing is a huge part of Marcus Howarth and there isn’t a day goes by that he doesn’t think about it. It's not just carp either, but chub and barbel too.

Oz Holness

Oz Holness is a former British record carp holder with drive and passion that takes him across the country, in pursuit of the finest carp in the land.

Ben Hamilton

Ben Hamiliton, is a careful and ever consistent angler, whom builds his chances and opportunities around his work life with regular quick overnighters.