Bait-Tech Angler – Andy Neal

The greying Welshman has punched his way to the top with no less that 5 big money shoot out appearances in the last 5 years. The Bait-Tech/Frenzee consultant, a former youth champion and Welsh international excels at big weight commercial fishing and is often found around the top of the leader board in big events all over the country. An attacking angler who isn’t afraid to go the extra mile to get the results he needs.


Lives: Ebbw vale, South Wales

Occupation: Angling Consultant

Team: None

Sponsor: Bait-Tech, Frenzee

Favourite methods: Whatever I’m catching on. Love meat fishing

Favourite Product: Bait-Tech Karma, its super fast breakdown and it catches me fish everywhere I go!

Biggest Match Weight: 370lb on running line. 350lb on pole

Favourite Venues: Viaduct, Larford Lakes, Barston Lakes and Port Talbot dock

Top Tip: Take your time! Keep everything nice and smooth and don’t rush. You make mistakes when rushing which is more costly in the long run.

Personal Future Goals: To qualify and go on and win one of the big events, I’ve come so close that I can almost taste it so I need to put that right. Also to keep enjoying my fishing and maybe one day represent my country.

Achieved in Angling

2014 – World Championships Individual 16th
2013 – Fishomania qualifier 2nd & 4th
2012 – European Championships individual 6th
2011- 30K Fishomania finalist
2010 – Silver maniac finalist. Stafford Moor
2009 – 25k Parkdean Masters finalist
2008 – 25k Fishomania finalist
2007 – 25k Parkdean Masters finalist
Several White acres festival top ten placing
Carps AC £1000 final winner
Hundreds of open match wins throughout the country
Manor Farm festival 2nd
Manor Farm winter league Champions
Angling Times pairs 2nd
Welsh youth international and individual champion twice