Star Profile - David Gawthorn

David Gawthorn - Born Aylesbury Bucks, UK– Age 41

Fishing Adventure Consultant

David Gawthorn

Carp – 35.15
Pike – 35.06
Catfish – 33.06

Fishing Achievements

Sony Telecom King Carp Qualifier Winner 2004
Sony Telecom King Carp Finalist 2004
2 Times British Carp Angling Champion 2002 & 2006
BCAC Finals Record Weight 680lb
NFA England Carp Team member
Angling Times Weekly ‘Drennan Cup’ Winner
Anglers Mail Weekly Fox Specimen Cup Winner
ECHO Life Member (Awarded for services to UK Carp scene)

Fishing Accreditations

Qualified Angling Coach – PAA JAGB Level 2


When we approached Dave to join our team of consultants we all had our fingers crossed. For many years we had seen Dave grow into a more than competent all round fishermen & as we all know he is no stranger to the world of Specimen angling. Dave brings us more than a passion for angling, his ability to anticipate underwater activities, his methods of bait presentation & overall fishing tactics makes him one of our most requested Fishing Adventure Stars.


My fascination with all things watery led me onto a journey into angling at the age of 5. Back then many hours would be spent on the River Wey at Send where I then lived & although my family did not fish, my interest grew & slowly things came together. My daily walk to school would take me past my favourite lakes at Send. The long walks home would always include a diversion to see what catches had occurred throughout the days. The passion had started. By the age of 10 I was already a keen angler & at 12 years old I started to turn my attentions towards catching ‘bigger’ fish. After a year or more I gradually started to gain an interest in Carp fishing. As a youngster I would continually badger ‘those in the know’ to gain more information. Even in those days fishing was a way of life for me! Slowly but surely I learned my apprenticeship & waters of decreeing difficulties were tackled with success. My adventures soon took me to waters far & wide. Venues like Yateley, Frampton & Ashlea Pool. The next 25 years have been spent catching big fish of most species such as Pike, Chub, Bream, & Tench & Barbel. I have fished alongside many of the UK’S finest Carp & Specialist anglers & regard many of them as friends. In recent years I have competed in competitions such as the British Carp Angling Championships along with my partner Bryan Jarrett. Together we have won both the 2002 & 2006 events. As a result we both represented our country at national level against Russia during 2006.I have also worked closely with the fishing industry & currently have consultancies with Aqua Products, Daiwa, Hinders, & Korda Developments & Solar Tackle. I have contributed to all the major UK magazines at one time or another & have recently qualified as an angling coach. I look forward to sharing my experiences & expertise with you during 2007.

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