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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 who was a passionate angler himself. This then slowly progressed on to the more ‘commercial venues’ as my skills improved and the desire to catch bigger fish crept in. I started to do well and before long was fishing with all the adults on the week and weekend match’s. As a driven individual who does not like loosing, I soon found myself regularly winning these adult matches, 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 back then a 20lb carp was 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.

Up until 2020, all my angling was down in the South West of England (Somerset/Devon/Cornwall). Unfortunately, due to the nature of the area, fishing for big carp was not something we had in abundance like other parts of the UK. However, as I’m notoriously a very lucky angler, I managed to achieve my angling goals within that area and have since moved on. Throughout my years fishing the SW, I been fortunate enough to have caught some of the best fish from that area. This includes over 15 fish over 40lb and well over 100 30s. Now, I did tell you I was lucky!

Now I have flown the SW nest and my career in management has developed, I’m now fortunate enough to live in the Cotswolds where I’m surrounded by some amazing lakes. Since the move up the M5, my uncanny ability to be very lucky as continued. I have had the best two seasons of my life, catching consistently and with quite a few special ones too.

In 2022, the plan is to continue to fish my syndicate waters, but try and visit new places (both day ticket and new syndicate tickets) where new challenges await. There Is no fish goal as such, but a proper UK 50 would be something I would warmly welcome. The aim of the year, is to have fun, fish more sociably in the hope to create memory’s and friendships that will last a lifetime. If my luck continues, I’m sure a few special one’s will oblige and have a photo with me.


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

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