Blog Posts by Shane Billings

Back Shane Billings


Part Time Cleaner
Other Sponsor(s):
Bait Factory & Chapel Baits
Favourite Venue:
Cudmore Fishery

My Bio

My uncle started taking me fishing with him when I was 9. We used to go on the river Dove and the canals and I was "hooked" straight away!!! My Grandad also used to take me to the river Dove for a few hours once a week, I have to laugh now because i was lucky to fish for 1/2 an hour.....he had the rod the rest of the time !!!! I got involved in match fishing for the local youth club then started to fish for British Gypsum once a year in a team event at JCB at Rocester.In my second year I was placed second in my section and was awarded a trophy....Unforgettable!!!

As the years have passed I've fished from rivers to ponds and lakes with an occasional open match resulting in a few wins. I turned my attention to specimen fishing ,carp, barbel and in the winter pike but for the last four years my main target and my passion is the Wels catfish which I target from April to September,then back to pike again until April!!!!

My personal bests are Wels catfish 54lb 3oz,Cudmore Sturgeon 24lb 6oz Lychgate, Pike 21lb 9oz River Dove, Mirror carp 20lb 12oz Pirelli pool, Grass carp 20lb 2oz Shattersford, Common carp 19lb 5oz BMAA club pool, Zander 15lb 3oz unamed venue, Barbel 14lb 6oz River Trent, Bream 10lb 12oz Pirelli pool, Tench 8lb 8oz Pirelli pool, Chubb 5lb 8oz, River Dove, Eel 5lb 4oz Pirelli pool, Perch 3lb 2oz Fleam stream,(runs into the river Dove). 

  • 25 Aug 2014

    Two fish - Two PBs

    Shane fishes Oxlease lake at Linear Fisheries, and has a red letter session indeed. 


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  • 19 Aug 2014

    Underwater Feature Finding Pays Off

    Shane shows how a quick lead about in your swim can reveal underwater features, and thus pay dividends to the fishing action. 

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  • 28 Jun 2014

    Power of the Paste

    Shane's own little creation proves it has serious pulling power! 

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  • 9 Jun 2014

    The Dumbell Rig with a Difference

    Our big cat man does battle with a big moggy! In his words, 'try something different, it might just pay off for you!' 

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  • 13 Sep 2013

    Not another PB Shane!

    Shane has had a cracking few weeks with the bait read on to see how he scores another PB on the Bait Factory ranges!

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  • 9 Sep 2013

    Failing to prepare is preparing to fail!!!

    Shane demonstrates the advantages and benefits to a pre-baiting campaign.... Even a small one!!

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  • 26 Aug 2013

    Return to Cudmore!!

    Shane takes a trip down memory lane and revisits Cudmore fishery read ont o see how he gets on!

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  • 29 Jun 2013

    Simple tactics produces hot action for big-fish angler Shane Billings

     The krill and crab boilies do the business again, consultant Shane Billings banking over 200lb of carp in a single session.

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  • 1 Jun 2013

    Testing out the new range

    Our new Krill and Crab boilies do the business for consultant Shane Billings, banking no less then two 'twenties' in a short session. 

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