Quick Questions With… Russell Webb

Big-fish day-ticket angler Russell Webb is faced with some of carp fishing's most pressing questions... Total Carp's Quick Questions!

Three words to describe yourself?
Motivated, hard-working, busy.

Who have been your biggest influences in carp fishing?
My dad and Terry Hearn.

Scariest moment on the bank?
A fox in my bivvy in the early hours of the morning was a bit of a wake-up call.

How long have you been carp fishing?
29 years.

How did you start carp fishing?
My dad took me to little ponds around the local area where we lived.

Other sporting interests?
Football, boxing, shooting, eating!

One day left to go fishing, where would you go?
Linch Hill Fishery – Christchurch.

Worst fishing-related injury?
Knock on wood I haven’t had any. Fingers crossed I don’t get any!

Best three anglers you’ve ever worked with?
It’s been great to work alongside Terry Edmonds, Peter Hudd and Lewis Stannard.

Your favourite moment in your carp angling career?
Catching Petals off the top.

Three things you’d never go fishing without?
Marker rod, terminal tackle, Outlaw Pro Krilla.

Any regrets?

Biggest character you have met through fishing?
John Caul.

What are your favourite bits about carping?
Peace and quiet, the hunt, a tactical approach.

Your least favourite bits?
Losing a fish and packing down.

Who do you most admire in carp fishing?
Terry Hearn and Kev Hewitt with the way they fish.

Tell us a secret?
No, because then it won’t be a secret

Tea or coffee?
Coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon.

Favourite biscuit?
Chocolate Digestive.

Favourite take away?

Funniest moment on the bank?
Burnt my bivvy down.

One fish you would have loved to have caught, past or present?