About Jerry Bridger
Since I caught my first carp in 1987 I’ve been totally hooked! My hobby then turned into an obsession which gradually developed into a job in the angling trade back in 2004. An interest in digital photography and angling journalism got me involved with the start-up of Carp Addict magazine and that project really set the ball rolling. Three years as Crafty Carper magazine editor flew by and predictably Mainline’s gear was responsible for the vast majority of my captures in some way during that time, both at home and abroad. The Cell has dominated my boilie fishing captures for nearly three years and it still shows no sign of slowing up! Recently I’ve rekindled my love affair with the incredible Activ-8, the first Mainline boilie I ever used back in 1998. Mixing it 50/50 with the Cell has brought some tremendous results including my UK personal best common of 42lb 6oz landed earlier in 2012. My fishing is a real mish-mash on loads of different venues - mostly midweek overnighters fitted around my hectic work and family life but I’m as happy having a smash up in the British Carp Angling Champs as I am sitting it out for a biggie at Rainbow Lake. I probably average only a night a week on the bank and very rarely get the chance for extended sessions, hence why my bait choice has to be the best I can possibly offer them in the very limited time that I’ve got to catch them.
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