Name: Ben Wood
Hometown: Chester United kingdom
PB Mirror: 40.8
PB Common: 44.8
Other PB’s: 19.14 rainbow trout, 16.4 bream
Favorite bait: Complex T!
Most Used Rig: It depends on the situation, as a rough rule a short hinge over debris and a combi wherever clean
Favorite venue: A wide array of venues, from the busiest of day tickets; linear, orchid, linch hill to big wild pits up
north! French holiday venues and under the radar european waters. I think Manor Farm on the linear complex has to be up there for me, though i have recently been
captivated by some larger waters closer to my north west home!
Most wanted target fish: Kempies linear from Manor Farm is probably top of my wanted list, I’ve worked my way through
the rest of the A team and she would complete the set for me, one day!
Top carp fishing tip: Have an open mind and let the fish and what you see before you dictate your approach! Whether
it be in the edge, at 200 yards, on a zig or off the top, they all count!
Angling aims: That for me is quite simple, to enjoy myself! I have loved being on the bank for as long as I can
remember and can’t see that changing any time soon.
Career highlight: I actually have 2.. slipping the net under my partner Laura’s first UK 40 was a huge moment for
us both! personally, it has to be catching a 120lb sailfish on the fly in Panama, Growing up from
the age of 3 fly fishing with my dad it was quite literally a life long dream!
Countries you have fished: UK France Belgium
Other types of angling: I have always been a keen fly angler from an early age more recently I’ve been rather partial to a
spot of lure fishing too, whether that be for perch in the winter or on the coast chasing Pollock
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