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About Ricky Knight

I started fishing from a very young age, maybe as young as three or four. Angling for me started on local drains and channels with my dad. This then slowly progressed on to the more ‘commercial venues’ as my skills improved. As a young teenager my passion for angling continued to blossom when others discovered games consoles, I quickly became part of the local weekend match circuit fishing all the waters I had grown up on. As a very competitive person who does not like loosing, I soon found myself winning the adult matches regularly especially on the venues that were very carp dominated. At 14, I got a Saturday job in a local tackle shop and my inquisitiveness for big carp started to grow. I kept seeing photos big carp (For my area a 20lb carp is a big fish) and before long I slowed up the match fishing and started serious carp angling. Since that day the match gear disappeared into the garage loft, I have never looked back and as they say, the rest is history.

Over 10 years later, I’m lucky to have caught a few good fish. These include four different day ticket forty-pound carp up to 47lb 12oz, plus nearly 40 fish over the areas magic 30lb bracket. Living in an area that is known for having limited ‘big fish’ angling, I feel incredibly lucky and humbled to have caught what I have. From my incredible lucky streak, I feel blessed that I have managed to make carp angling now part of my working life. This achievement I never dreamed possible considering the distinct lack of even sponsored anglers in the area. Looking forward, my main plan is to continue enjoying my angling and all my related media work. Due to having very limited time (one day a week), this year I’m going to be focusing on just one special water (excluding features) in the hope of catching a few of its tricky residents. No matter what shape or size, colour or strain, I just love catching carp.


Frequently write features in; Total Carp, Angling Times, UK Carp Magazine, and Carp Talk

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