TOM LORAINE

YEAR BORN: 1983
OCCUPATION: Sales 
UK PB MIRROR: 45lb 8oz
UK PB COMMON: 46lb 4oz
FAVOURITE WATER: Anywhere I’m enjoying, usually the Colne or Lea Valley
AVERAGE LENGTH OF SESSION: 24 Hours
 

Having started fishing sitting behind a float over 25 years ago Tom was always destined to follow those elusive carp. Always happy catching but he always wanted those bigger species. 

“Family first and then the business, after all this is a hobby, and without the first two it just wouldn’t be as enjoyable when you finally do get out.” 

For many years Tom has chased old English carp, usually something with some history. He favours those “one fish waters” or lower stocked pits. Big or small, as long as the journey is enjoyable and feels like an adventure. As long as he’s learning every time he’s out and putting maximum effort in into each session then he’s happy. Confidence is key and for that reason he only uses the best quality bait and tackle. All those 1%’s add up, and he’s a strong believer in effort equals reward. Never give up. 

“The 5 p’s. Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. Easy! Find the carp first and the rest is down to the rigs, bait and patience.”

Meet the Team

Dan Wildbore

Dan Wildbore tirelessly travels the country, fitting in his own short sessions between filming and photographing, some of the countries most beautiful carp.

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.

Jake Wildbore

Jake Wildbore holds a few special tickets in the UK with the carp to match, preferring to fish the quieter venues for the foreseeable future.

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.

Tom Stokes

Tom Stokes and his incredible captures and adventures over the past years have gone hand in hand with some truly beautiful imagery.

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.

Gaz Fareham

Gaz Fareham has fished many of the countries most revered waters, going about his angling with passion, dedication and freedom of expression.

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.