Meet the Successful Baits UK Team Tier 2 Members
Uwe Schafer Co-Owner
I am the co-owner of Successful Baits UK Ltd. I am 54 and have been fishing for over 25 years. My UK PB Mirror is 35lb 15oz and Common PB 24lb 9oz, both caught at Fenland Fisheries in Earith. My European PB is a 54lb 3oz Mirror called 'The Brute' caught at Lac Du Charlou in France. European PB Common is 40lb on the nose caught at Petit Pretre in France. All of my PBs were caught using Successful Baits.
Mark Jordan Team Leader
I am 47 and a fire fighter and Team Leader at Successful Baits UK. I'm relatively new to the carp fishing scene, only being back on the bank side for 2 years after a 20 year break. Before becoming a team member for Successful Baits, my PB was 19lb for both Mirror and Common. I have now broken my PB 4 times in the last 12 months using the mighty Nasty Shrimp.
My PBs now stand at 40lb Common and 36lb 9oz Mirror. Successful by name, Successful by nature ...
Ed Hawes Social Media Specialist (FaceBook)
I’m a 36 yr old Firefighter and have been fishing since the age of 5 after being introduced to the sport by my father. I like to spend the free time that I have available fishing a variety of different waters both still and flowing. Since joining the team last year I have caught carp both home and abroad, breaking my UK PB twice in 2019. I’m hoping that I manage to break it again in 2020.
UK PB 27lb 8oz Mirror
French PB 40lb 6oz Mirror
Harley Doughty Team Leader & Social Media Specialist (Instagram)
I'm 26 and have been fishing since I was 8 with my passion growing over the years. At 13 I began to focus mainly on carp and have caught some amazing fish from some equally amazing locations and have made plenty of great memories. As much as I love catching big carp and beating a pb my most memorable captures haven't always been the biggest. My 2019 highlight has to be catching my first ever river carp, a 20lb big scaley mirror. My plan for 2020 is to get onto a lovely estate lake that holds some very nice old carp. I'm sure it's not going to be easy but, as long as I have Successful Baits in my bag I am confident that it will just be a matter of time. My UK PB is 37lb 6oz, European is 39lb 12oz.
Ian Williams Social Media Specialist (Twitter)
I'm 40 years old from Bristol and I'm a bakery operative at Warburtons. I started fishing at 11 and have progressed through different species before starting to angle for carp about 9 years ago. My PBs are 22lbs Mirror and 17lb Common in the UK, and 46lb Mirror, 30lb 8oz Common in France. I target day ticket waters and I'm looking forward to using Successful Baits to up my PB this year. Tight Lines !
Michael Ogden Team Leader
I am 22 years old and work as both an electrical engineer and a lifeguard. It was 2 years ago I first picked up a fishing rod and I haven't looked back since. I love learning new methods and techniques while fishing and setting myself challenges to catch certain fish. I'm not always about catching the biggest fish in the lake, although my aim is to bag my first 30lb carp this year, I equally love catching pretty ghosties and linears. My current Common PB stands at 25lb 8, caught on my all time favourite - VNX+. I plan to continue enjoying my journey as a carp angler with Successful Baits by my side and making new friends along the way. *** Update: New CatFish PB 75lb, Mirror PB 23lb 8oz, Tench PB 6lb ***
Dave Field Social Media Specialist (YouTube) & Videographer
I’m a 34 year old electrician based in London. I was first introduced to carp fishing 14 years ago and from the second I hooked my first carp a passion was born. I spent a lot of my time learning as much as I could when it came catching carp and that interest in learning hasn’t slowed down. Fishing plays a massive part in my life and although I don’t get on the bank as much as I could when I was younger, Successful Baits has helped me maximise my time when I’m fishing with top quality bait that has never let me down. I currently have a PB of 33lb and my hope is to break the magical 40lb barrier. Tight lines everyone and don’t forget to Keep It Successful.
I am 16 years old and have only been carp fishing for 6 months. Since joining Successful Baits UK I have got both my Common and Mirror PBs, at 22lb 14oz and 18lb. Not only have I got new PBs but I am now catching more regularly, all due to the fantastic Successful Baits. *** Update: Broke my Common PB again with Successful Baits UK, now 28lb ***
I am a father of 2 so spare time is limited but, when I get it, I love nothing better than hitting the bank. More likely than not my eldest comes along too. I taught him to fish and now he's after my rods when we go. My current PB Mirror carp is 21lb and Common is 20lb caught on a pink VNX+ wafter. I am confident Successful Baits will help me smash these. I caught my first ever Sturgeon of 27lb on a TigerNut boilie, on a water I had previously struggled to get a bite on using other baits. I also river fish with my PB Barbel being 11lb, caught many years ago but hopefully going to get back on the rivers and amongst them. I fish mainly short sessions when the kids are in bed. With limited bank time it's good to know I have a quality bait with me.
Hi my name is Steve Brooks, I’m a 40 year old security officer from Bedfordshire. I started fishing in 1991 and started fishing for carp in 1998. After getting into local club waters in 2003, I have fished numerous lakes of different angling difficulty, from high stocked small pits to large low stock gravel pits. I have a wealth of knowledge accumulated over the years. I have had some success over the years but my PB currently stands at a 22lb 11oz common caught on a day session at Manor Farm Lakes' awesome Booneys Lake. I joined the Successful team in March 2019 and must say the quality of the bait is second to none, so much so I have only had one blank session using the bait so far.
I've been fishing since early 1970. I was a 10 yr old boy when my father took me sea fishing off Southend Pier. I progressed to river fishing on the River Lea at Cooks Ferry, sometimes, as a teenager, getting the last bus back to Ilford. I'm beginning to encourage my grandsons into course fishing, just like my Dad did with me. Now that I’ve retired after working for the railways for over 40 years, I’m able to concentrate on my carp fishing in the UK and France. I've caught carp to a 51lb a Mirror. I'm now targeting commons, my PB is 32lb 8oz. After catching my first 30lb Common it has taken 8 years to get this PB. 2017 was been a great year for my carp fishing and has taken off with me using VNX+, ending with new PBs for a Mirror, Common and Grass carp, all gained in one fantastic week.
I'm a 40yr old decorator from the Medway towns and must have 30+ yrs of fishing background behind me, starting as a young kid float fishing with my dad, to standing on the coast line in freezing conditions sea fishing, before settling into what I love most, (apart from family) carp fishing. Something about setting them traps, whether it be stalking or static fishing and waiting for that tip to bend over gives me the buzz of carping and that adrenaline rush we all love of the not knowing. Being part of the Successful Team is only going to boost my confidence more, knowing what I've got on the end of the hook is quality. My UK PB is a 33lb mirror and French PB a 60lb 04oz mirror.
I'm from Newbury. I have been fishing for over 20 years and carp fishing since I was 12. I have been hooked ever since I caught my first carp. My PB is 30lb 11oz. I love stalking carp, it's one of my favourite ways to fish. I also have a catfish PB of 45lb out of the River Ebro. I've never been fishing in France but I hope to change that next year.
Hi all, I'm a 34 year old night supervisor. I have been hooked on carp fishing for 28 years since I landed my first mirror of about 6lb at the age of 6 and since then I have never looked back. My current UK PB is 36lb 2oz and my French PB is 54lb. I would like to thank the guys at Successful Baits for the opportunity of joining a wonderful team with some amazing products, and I'm looking forward to a very bright future.
My name is Kenny. I am a waterproof paint manufacturer. I am married with 4 kids. I've been fishing for about 20 years. I started sea fishing first but found it was not relaxing due to fishing in busy areas. So, I started carp fishing with my dad about 15 years ago. My PB is 19lb 8oz common which I'm still trying to beat.
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