Blog Posts by Carl Gee

Back Carl Gee


Business Owner
Other Sponsor(s):
Bait Factory
Favourite Venue:
All large meres

My Bio

I was introduced to fishing as a toddler by my grandfather, who spent every available minute teaching me about fun, and the fun that is provided from our great sport. I progressed from pleasure fishing to specimen angling, and spent most of my junior and teenage years competing quite successfully in opens.

These days I spend my personal fishing time hunting target fish on large meres, but having a son of my own has brought a new dimension to fishing for me. Weekends are all about having fun with my son, Flynn, and teaching him everything I know. We will have a great time learning and enjoying using Bait Factory's products along the way.

8 Aug 2014

Wheelock Angling Junior's Day


Wheelock Angling Society invited its youngest members along for the annual Junior Fish-in at  Cotton Complex, Cheshire. The annual event is held in memory of popular former club member Matthew Booth, who died aged 29 ten years ago, and was founded to pass on the angling baton to the next generation.

The weekend started with a 10am draw for pegs and the 19 young anglers taking part began a 24 hour race to catch the biggest haul and the biggest single catch. Dads and Grandads were on hand to help and to pass on their knowledge and experience to their young proteges.

As well as the keenly fought competition, the youngsters were treated to coaching sessions and a group barbecue on the bank. The event was supported by Total Carp, Bait Factory and Rig It Tackle, who provided prizes and free gifts for the children taking part. Each young angler was also presented with a free year's club membership.

Oliver Manning, one of the club's youngest members, managed to catch three carp at 22lb 8oz, 18lb and 16lb, taking first place for the biggest overall catch.  The trophy for the biggest fish of the event went to teenager Jack Merner for a 23lb 2oz common carp.

Committee member and organiser David Raine said the weekend had been a huge success, despite a forecast for heavy rain that fortunately failed to materialise: "These young people are the future of our sport and we want to do whatever we can to support them and pass on the enjoyment of fishing," he said. "Everyone had a great weekend and next year's event is already pencilled into the diary."

By Carl Gee