Browns Angling Consultants

This page is dedicated to our group of hand picked non-staff consultants.

Alan Taylor (Carp Legend & Overseas Ambassador) – R.I.P Mate.

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Company Chairman, Fishery Owner, Mainline Baits consultant…the list goes on.

Alan’s carping CV is just immense.

UK Mirror 55lb 12oz

UK Common 52lb 8oz

UK Leather 51lb 10oz

Five overseas fish of 80lb+

Recently he has been making some astonishing catches at his beloved Rainbow including Common 86lb 4oz

Ten Scale 84lb

Eric’s Common 82lb

Ken Dodd Fish 81lb 8oz

Badgers Holt Lake Record 79lb 14oz

Mar Peche Lake Record 71lb 10oz

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He’s been fishing for carp since the 60’s, cutting his teeth locally then venturing to pretty much all of the known circuit waters; Yately, Horton, Withy Pool to name few.

He is probably best known for pioneering UK fishing in France for UK anglers, especially his legendary hauls at Lac du Der Chantecoq.

He appeared in several Clean River videos (England and overseas), Carpworld magazine, Carpology magazine and contributed to the B.C.S.G. magazine ‘The Carp’ for over 25 years.

Harry Burr  (Carp Consultant)

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“Hi, I’m Harry Burr, 18 years old and a keen all round fisherman.

In the past few years I have progressed to carp fishing on lakes and canals, though I still enjoy catching small roach and dace on the river.

I am adept in many angling methods.

One day I might be float or feeder fishing for small carp on match lakes. The next day I might visit lakes and canals for bigger carp using a variety of rigs and lead setups.

I’ve caught plenty of carp from the local canals and lakes.

I do evenings mostly, and 24hr sessions on weekends .

One of my favourite catches was setting up in the rain for an overnighter, casting to the baited spot just before dark. At about midnight the left hand rod was away for a 28lb common. I rebaited the rod and got a bit of bait in to the swim. At 7.30am the rod was away for a 41.2lb mirror…..perfect!

Graham West (Match Fishing Consultant)

Preston Innovations/Sonubaits consultant, Graham has been match fishing for over 40 years. He started his match fishing career with Luton Angling Club Juniors in 1981. Over the years Graham has gained a huge amount of experience on all types of fishing and venues.

Team achievements include:

  • 4 National Team Winners
  • 3 National Team Runners Up
  • 5 National Team 3rd Placed
  • 10 Winter League Semi Final Qualifiers
  • 6 Angling Times Winter League Finalists
  • 3 Southern Canal League Winners
  • 4 NFA Eastern Region Champions

Individual achievements include:

  • 3 Billy Knott Memorial Festival winner 2004/2012/2013
  • 2005 Division 3 National Individual Champion
  • 2013 Angling Trust Winter League Semi Final Winner
  • 2012 Browns Evening Series Winner

Whether it’s fishing on the canal for 3lb of squat fish, catching 100lb of Carp on a commercial fishery or chucking a 3oz feeder on the Tidal Trent, Graham has a vast knowledge of fishing and techniques.If you ever see Graham in one of our shops and you need some advice about fishing, please do not hesitate to ask him.