Quick Questions With… Mike Tobin

Three words to describe yourself?
Patient, determined and enthusiastic.

Who has been your biggest influence in carp fishing?
Oli Davies.

Scariest moment on the bank?
Almost falling out of a REALLY tall tree!

How long have you been carp fishing?
Between 14 and 15 years.

How did you start carp fishing?
Natural progression from general coarse fishing and hooking my first carp while out tench fishing – there was no going back after that.

Other sporting interests?
Skateboarding and rock climbing.

One day left to go fishing, where would you go?

Worst fishing-related injury?
Almost losing an eye from a rogue bungie cord.

Best three anglers you’ve ever worked with?
Ian Russell, Joe Morgan and Alan Blair.

Your favourite moment in your carp angling career?
Launching episode one of Carp Angle.

Favourite capture?
An old common known as Tina.

Three things you’d never go fishing without?
Polarised glasses, 6ft rod and pellets.

Any regrets?
Not taking photos earlier in my fishing life.

Biggest character you have met through fishing?
Terry Dempsey.

What are your favourite bits about carping?
The buzz of watching fish feeding on a spot in the margin, waiting for my rig to be picked up at any moment.

Your least favourite bits?
Wet pack-downs.

Who do you most admire in carp fishing?
Anyone who’s not on social media and doing it for the love of it.

Tell us a secret?
I’m still yet to catch a barbel.

Tea or coffee?

Favourite biscuit?
Custard Creams.

Favourite take-away?

Funniest moment on the bank?
Watching my friend slip and dunk his solid PVA bag in the water after sitting and meticulously tying it for quite some time.

One fish you would have loved to have caught - past or present?
The Wood Common.