Mick Tuck               England               UK PB - 46lbs 8oz               Foreign PB - 62lbs 8oz

Having fished since I was young enough to do so, starting out in the parks and canals close to my East End home in Stepney Green, I got the bug for carp after seeing some older boys catching them in Victoria Park. Since around 1989 I have been solely fishing for carp. At first in and around the Darenth Valley where I was influenced by some fantastic anglers. These include Lee Jackson, Bob Morris, Micky Sly and the late and great Alan Smith. It was here that I caught my first 30, a carp by the name of Arfur at 30lbs 8ozs from the Small Lake at DDAPS Sutton at Hone. From catching 30's here I moved onto numerous venues in Essex including the infamous Manor Farm in search for some 40's and it was here where I caught my first English and Winter 40 known as the Northern Linear at 46lbs 4ozs. I moved off of Manor Farm after capturing a few of the 40's and onto Cotton Farm in Kent run by Lee Jackson to fish for those Dark and Golden Commons. After achieving my targets capturing the largest resident known as Little Big Common at 37lbs 14ozs and Goggle Eye Common at 35lbs 8ozs to name a few. From there to Medway Valley Fisheries Big Lake formally Alders and Brooklands. These days I flit between an Essex Syndicate, Century, and the Medway Valley.

Being a family man my typical UK fishing consists on average of one overnight session a week that can be anything between 12 and 24 hours.

I also like to travel to France and usually manage that at least once a year for a weeks stay. Over the years I have fished a number of venues that include Maleon, Domaine Des Iles, Etang Le Fays, Mar Peche, Les Quis, Les Teillatts, Lake Serene, Lac de Premiere, Abbey Lakes and Etang de la Vigne Feuillette.

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