Catch and Release

Ethan in Pursuit


3823088Name: Ethan Thomas
Age: 24
Years carp fishing: 14
Hometown: Abergavenny, South Wales
Occupation: Green keeper
UK PB: 38.12 Common. Fish called Scar, French PB: 44.12 Mirror
Favourite Venue: Linear fisheries
Favourite Bait: Innovate baits Kream Krunch
Favourite Rig: Hinge stiff rig

Welcome to my blog section of the site, as you may or may not know i have been chasing a specific fish from one of the busiest day ticket fisheries in the country, linear. The fish is known as the big plated and weighs in excess of 40lbs but the weight is immaterial as the fish is a stunning heavily plated mirror carp which is steeped in history. This coming year i will be writing down my exploits down linear as a dairy piece as i get to fish there most weeks so stay tuned to the site and see if i can catch this magnificent fish or will she avoid capture? Only time will tell.


  1. WCC – The qualifiers

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    WCC – The qualifiers As dawn broke on the morning of John and I’s qualifier round on White Springs, we couldn’t help but feel nervous but also confident at the same time. We knew this was going to tough as there were some good angler competing so we hope that...
  2. Linear Revisted

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    A few weeks later the car was loaded up and linear was in sight. As i arrived i noticed that the car park was full and it was bivvy city on St Johns things weren’t looking good again. After a quick walk around it was clear that is wasn’t any space...
  3. BCAC Baden Baby

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    So having finished work very late and the long drive up to Baden Hall fishery in readiness for my qualifier in the British Carp Angling Championship. Having been pulled over by the police, apparently you cant drive without a tail and head light, I arrived a little later than I thought...
  4. 2013….

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    This is going to be a big year for myself and a few of the catch team as I’m fishing in the British Carp Angling Championships and also in the Welsh Carp Cup. This have been a dream of mine to fish in both of these competitions as they play...
  5. 2012 and Beyond

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    November/December; Its has been busy time of year as late what with my birthday and moving house its has taken its toll on my fishing. However I did manage to sneak off to linear for a few nights in November in hope of catching my target fish ‘The Big Plated’....

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