Bait-Tech Angler – Mike Salisbury

As an Angling Coach Mike gets involved in all sorts of coarse fishing, but nothing beats taking on the challenge of trying to catch big carp or catfish from UK waters. He especially enjoys fishing park lakes, when the odds are very much stacked against you, and you never quite know what you’re going to catch next!


Lives: Shoeburyness, Essex

Occupation: Teacher/Angling Coach

Sponsor: Bait-Tech, Kodex and Katran Fishing Line

Favourite Methods: Zigs, Single Pop-ups, Method Feeder

Favourite Product: Triple-N Coloured Pop-ups

Favourite Venue: Leazes Park (Newcastle), River Ebro (Spain)

PB: 30lbs 2oz (UK) 49lbs 8oz (France)

Personal Goals: To catch a 40lbs+ carp and a 100lbs+ catfish from the UK

Top Tip: Get to know the habits of the fish in the water you’re on. Present them with a quality bait at the right time and you’ll have success.

Achieved in Angling:  Caught the biggest Mandarin Catfish in the UK at 66lbs, England Team Captain for the Junior World Carp Classic in 2016