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John Cooper

John Cooperemp lakes diamond

My name is John cooper and I’m 39 years of age. I caught my first carp at the age of 6, it was a 6lb mirror and from that day onwards my addiction to the sport has got bigger and bigger each day.
I’m lucky enough to be a bailiff on a great water in Wales only 25 mins from where I live so I’m able to fit 2-3 night in every week. I have UK pbs of mirror carp 36.12 and common carp 34.8 with many different UK 30+ fish from many different venues. I have a couple of company’s that I work closely with that help me with my fishing so at present things are great and becoming cut tailpart of the team at catch comes with a great feeling I’m excited to be a part of this very fast growing company and look forward to what my future holds.
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