ANDREW WHITE - CarpLife Director
'I started CarpLife Products in 2017. Running the company & family life take up most of my time & I don't get on the bank as much as i'd like. When I do get out it's generally to wind down, relax & think of new products! I'm also part owner of a fishery with 2 waters & I love seeing others catch our fish, so we can monitor their progress & condition, as much as I enjoy fishing for them myself.'
CHRIS BELCHER - Team Member
'I started fishing around five years old. My dad would take me with him whenever he could. I started with a float and slowly progressed, working my way through feeder and tip fishing until I discovered Carp fishing around the age of 11. I now fit my fishing around a busy work & family life. I normally manage one or two mid week overnighters, it’s not easy but I wouldn’t have it any other way!'
PB Common 47lb 4oz
PB Mirror 40lb 2oz
French PB 61LB 15oz
Instagram - 8elcher
Facebook - Chris Belcher
CHRIS PRIEST - Team Member
I caught my first fish when I was 10 years old, a Jack Pike from the River Chelmer. From that moment the buzz was alive, Riding my bike for miles and miles with my rod sellotaped to the crossbar in search of that next bite!
I worked my way through the Roach, Bream and Tench, finally catching a Carp of about 5lbs. I can still remember the fight to this day…. I never looked back and the quest for bigger fish took hold regardless of the species, from Mackerel on Southend Pier to Chub on the Hampshire Avon. After a 10 year break while my children were growing up, I soon got the buzz back and have been back out there Carp fishing at every opportunity. Carplife Products represent everything I need for my fishing bank ware, high quality items at sensible prices along with some innovative items that give me an edge when I am out there fishing.
UK PB mirror - 53lb 12oz
UK PB Common - 35lb
Instagram - chrispriest_
RICHIE HOWSON - Team Member
I've been Fishing for as long as I can remember and first started targetting Carp in 1976 and have been lucky enough to catch carp in 6 decades....its always been an obsession to me and in years gone past you would find me out on the bank in all kinds of conditions as much as I could fit in. As I have got older I still try and get out as much as possible and we are lucky in this present climate to have a plethora of tackle to make life that little bit easier as we while away our passion. With all this tackle available it is extremely hard for new companies to come along and stamp their mark on the industry..Carplife Products is a new and exciting young company which have already established their selves in a relatively short time and its due mainly to the quality of the products they sell, they haven't flooded the market with lots of cheap equipment but have chosen items wisely and made sure they are well manufactured. I am very excited and happy to have joined the Carplife team and look forward to using their products while on the bank
WILL LE-STRANGE - Team Member
'I started fishing when I was 7 years old and began Carp fishing when I was 10. I am now 14 and extremely eager to learn more to improve my all round angling.
I manage to get in at least one session per week but occasionally get out up to 4 times (depending on school). I also enjoy using my social media for posting my captures and rig videos. '
PB Common 25lb
PB Mirror 39.06lb
Instagram - wlscarplife
SOPHIE WILLIAMS - Team Member
'I'm 9 years old and an all round angler. I fish mainly for Carp but I also fish for Barbel, Chub, Pike, and anything else that comes my way! I’ve been fishing with my dad since I was 4 and he’s been teaching me everything he knows. I love fishing rivers more than lakes but enjoy fishing still waters as well.
I’ve caught Barbel to 8lb 4oz, Pike to 11lb, Zander to 5lb & Tench to 7lb. I’ve also fished in Thailand & caught Siamese Carp, Redtails, Stingrays, Pacu, Julians Carp and lots of other species. I just enjoy fishing with my dad and being out in the fresh air enjoying bank life.'
PB Common 28lb
PB Mirror 38lb 7oz
Instagram - Sophiethecarpcatchingkid
Facebook - Sophie The Carp Catching Kid
DAVID WILLIAMS - Team Member
'I’m an all round angler & love my fishing. My grandad taught me when I was young & I’ve been fishing since I was 5. I’ve fished all types of waters & I’ve caught Carp in Thailand up to 152lb and Mekong Catfish to 180lb. My main fishing now is with my daughter Sophie on the River Lea for Carp and Barbel. We have both caught some beautiful river Carp. I love teaching her and watching her grow into a top angler, so most of the time I’m helping her but I sneak the odd nice one out from time to time.'
PB Common 35lb
PB Mirror 42lb
Facebook - David Williams
KEITH WILLIAMS - Team Member
I have been fishing for carp for thirty years and still get the excitement of going to catch all sizes of carp. I also like to do a bit of Predator and River fishing during the year, this is where I learnt my skills in my early years. Being in the tackle trade you can see the quality of the Carplife products, from tea making to using the CarpLife Fire Pit to keep warm during a cold winter session. If you see me on the bank I will be happy to put the kettle on!
PB common 49 lb 12 oz Norfolk
PB Mirror. 46 lb 2 oz
Instagram - Keithwilliams_carp_angler
DALE HATT - Team Member
I have been fishing since the age of 3, course fishing as we all did with my father, slowly perfecting my watercraft before progressing to Carp fishing around the age of 10. Once I caught my first Carp, I was hooked.
I have fished most of the circuit waters around Essex and Kent, targeting specific large old Carp. My approach is simple, to watch the fish behaving naturally without fishing for them, fighting the urge to put a rod out, which is sometimes frustrating. I try to learn their natural behaviour patterns and then fish for them once I feel I have sussed them out! In my opinion this generally makes the journey to catching your target fish a shorter one.
I have caught some amazing fish along the way including 24 different UK 40's and 2 UK 50'S.
I try to get out for 2 to 3 nights a week.
Instagram - weedywaters