Well where do we start with Simon Crow. he’s been catching carp since the 80’s and has continued to catch prolifically from a huge rage of venues. Being a consultant for Nash and editor of the one and only Carp-Talk Simon is a busy busy man that always produces the goods. Check out what the man had to say exclusively for us at CATCH TOWERS
What are your targets going into 2014?
I fish mainly up north where I live so I will be concentrating my fishing in that area. At the present moment I’ve not sorted my tickets for 2014 but I have my eyes set on a couple of upper-thirties from Yorkshire as well as a forty-plus from a neighbouring county. I also fish overseas a bit, and my goal is to bank a seventy from Rainbow Lake this year.
Of all the tackle you have used over the years what’s your top 3?
Favourite item would have to be the Nash Titan Brolly As, followed by the Scope rods and then the NRXD rods: all brilliant items of tackle.
Describe your experiences at euro aqua.
An incredible water full of monster fish. I’m booked on to visit again next year and can’t wait to go back.
What’s your favourite bait? rig ?venue? fish? Of all time
Bait is sweetcorn Rig is a knotless knotted bit of braid about 10-inches long, line aligned to a size 6 with a tight hair. That presentation has caught me carp from hundreds of different waters.Venue would have to be RedmireFish would have to be the Nostell Fish from an old Yorkshire estate lake that weighed 43lb 6oz when I caught it in 2009.
What would you love to banish from carp angling?
Arrogant pig headed anglers who try and belittle other carpers by saying the fish they catch are Wrong uns whilst forgetting they earn money from those fish/anglers through bait sales and tutorials etc.
What’s your top 5 winter edges?
Fish a lake with good winter form, wear good winter clothing to stay confident, find the fish, spread the rods about, and don’t over bait.
Describe your style in 3 words
Very versatile angler.
Who’s your inspiration on the bank?
There’s been a few down the years, Kevin Nash, Rod Hutchinson, Tim Paisley, Steve Briggs, Lockey, Alijn Danau & Terry Hearn, but the one carper I have most respect for is Ian Chilcott who put his life on the life to serve his country.
Fondest carping memory?
Winning the first ever World Carp Cup in 1996 with Rob Hughes. We caught the first fish, the most fish, the biggest fish, and the last fish of an event watched by 20,000 spectators. That was after coming out of the watercraft draw down in 30th place.
What am we expect to see next from yourself?
More Youtube blogs through either the Nash Tackle page or my own page.
check out more antics and angling from Mr Crow here