Bait-Tech Angler – Ben Soane

Ben is mad about fishing and all things aquatic. When he’s not by the side of a lake Ben can usually be found in one as he part-owns and runs a watercourse management business. A family man with limited spare time he knows how to make the most of any fishing opportunity. Whether he’s catching or not he enjoys it all but doesn’t take it too seriously as it’s his way of relaxing.



Lives: Tring, Hertfordshire

Occupation: Watercourse Management

Sponsor: Bait-Tech

Favourite methods: Stalking Carp in close quarters and Surface Fishing

Favourite Product: Bloodworm Liquid

PBs: 47lb 2oz Common, 33lb 8oz Mirror (U.K.) 53lb 14oz Common, 41lb Mirror (France)

Favourite Venues: Grand Union Canal and Dreamlakes in France

Top Tip: Don’t over complicate your fishing. A sharp hook and decent bait in the right location is all you need to catch fish… and the occasional visit from Lady Luck to boost your chances.

Personal Future Goals: To catch a 40lb Mirror from the UK and a 30lb Carp from the Grand Union Canal.

Achieved in Angling

21 years Angling experience catching nearly all fresh water species and have caught large carp both home and abroad including 3 different Common Carp in the UK over 40lb. 5 years experience working in the tackle trade and spent 15 years as a bailiff at a very prolific group of syndicate lakes in the Colne Valley.