Dynamite Baits

11 October, 2017 | Carp | Anglers

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My Career in angling started at an early age growing up on canals and local ponds, and it was not until I was in my late teens when I focused more on carp and other big specimen fish.

I had Jobs in bait manufacturing, and then my own weekly column in Carp-talk for over 15 years. From then I managed Cuttle Mill Fishery while juggling coaching kids in angling for a charity organisation.  When the fishery got sold I worked in a tackle shop for a stop gap, and then the phone call asking if I would be interested in managing Baden Hall. A long journey but a happy one!

Name: Roy Russell

Hometown: Stafford

Occupation: Fishery and shop Manager at Baden Hall Fishery

Age: 49

UK PB Mirror: 45.08

UK PB Common: 49.05 Staffordshire standing record

Other UK PB’s: Off the top 41lb 8oz, on a zig 44lb 12oz, on a float stalking 37lb 12oz PB bream 15lb 8oz, PB tench 10lb 8oz

Favourite Boilies: Monster Tigernut and Red-Amo

Most used rigs: Blow back home made combi rig, naked chod, Ronnie.

Venues Fished: Over 180 UK waters mainly day tickets, with fish well over 20lb from 156 waters, Linch Hill and Linear to name a couple…

Favourite Venue: Christchurch (Linch Hill)

Most Memorable Trip: Catching Kempies linear twice in a space of a few weeks, which was unheard of.  I do have a few more though!

Highlight of angling Career: Again I have a few along the way but I would say the job I have now at Baden Hall is the highlight of my career.

Fish you would most like to catch: There is one in the Quarry I want at Baden and this winter I know it will be over 50lb as well.  Apart from that one I am just happy catching carp, but I do prefer it to be more challenging and I do like the lure of big pretty fish.

Aim in Angling: My aim is to keep doing what I’m doing, which is helping fellow anglers and teaching them some old skool ways to catch them!

Top carp fishing tip: Watch the water as much as possible, and learn your watercraft.  It’s in every humans DNA to hunt, and for me its hunting carp on all methods.