NAME: ADAM BIDDULPH
HOMETOWN: MACCLESFIELD, UK
FAVOURITE VENUE: LINEAR FISHERIES
UK PB’S: 38.7 COMMON / 26.1 MIRROR
MORE ABOUT ADAM BIDDULPH #TEAMSONIK
I come from Macclesfield Cheshire. I love to carp fish and have fished junior carp matches all over the country for the last few years and represented England a few times. I have fished in the finals of the BYCAC 2015 and 2016, finished runner up in both the junior Carp Championships and Junior World Carp Classics 2017 and won the PAAS Junior Carp Challenge 2017.
I started fishing at a local pond at the age of four and soon progressed to the local river and commercial fishery becoming more than able to catch fish on a pole and a feeder rod. At the age of nine I joined my local angling club and participated in their junior section matches where I started to learn water craft skills and new methods. They organised a carp match for juniors for the first time in 2015 and I turned up aged 12 with an open mind not expecting too much. I finished second and smashed my PB with a beautiful mirror carp of 19lb on the nose, the prize was free entry into the BYCAC down at Linear’s Oxlease lake and there started my journey into the world of carp match fishing and carp fishing.
ne of my most memorable angling moments was when I fished the European Carp Championships for Juniors over in the Czech Republic on Lake Katlov (my first experience of fishing abroad). The draw wasn’t kind to me we were pegged in a poor swim. My partner and I sat and watched all the other anglers catch fish for 24 hours and were last with no fish on the board then a shoal of carp passed our spots, I broke my PB three times in 24 hours with fish weighing 33.1lb, 36.4lb and 38.7lb an absolutely amazing day which I will never forget. Considering all the factors we finished a respectful fifth not far off top spot.
I am still a member of my local club and enjoy fishing their waters as they are all natural, lightly stocked and typical northern silty meres which are constantly challenging and always testing my angling abilities. Experimenting with different rigs is something I enjoy and have now narrowed it down to around three rigs I use all the time and it has taken me two years to realise that the less complicated is often the better.