Quick Questions With… Lauren Stanford

Lauren Stanford is in the hot seat this time for our Quickfire Questions.

Three words to describe yourself?
Ditzy female carper.

Who have been your biggest influences in carp fishing?
Bev Clifford because of what she does for females in this sport.

How long have you been carp fishing?
Five years.

How did you start carp fishing?
Going to a park lake with some mates.

Other sporting interests?
I like football but don’t play it.

One day left to go fishing, where would you go?
Lake Bled.

Worst fishing-related injury?
Nothing too bad, just the usual hook through the finger.

Best three anglers you’ve ever fished with?
Rob Burgess, Bev Clifford and Chris ‘Bonesy’ Holmes.

Favourite capture?
My first Carthagena carp.

Three things you’d never go fishing without?
Powerpack, Instagram and a pot of Mulbz.

Any regrets?
No regrets.

Biggest character you have met through fishing?
Burgess and his banter.

What are your favourite bits about carping?
Being out on the bank away from ordinary life.

Your least favourite bits?
Packing up in the rain.

Who do you most admire in carp fishing?
Katie Watkinson.

Tell us a secret?
I’ve never even tied a chod rig.

Tea or coffee?

Favourite biscuit?
McVitie’s Fruit Shortcakes.

Favourite take-away?

Funniest moment on the bank?
When my bivvy blew into the lake on Norton Disney and Spooner had to fish it out!

One fish you would have loved to have caught – past or present?
Schnapps from Carthagena.