Team UKMA Profile Alan Stagg

Sun 04 March 12


Alan with a stunning barbel

I have been fishing since my early teenage years. Starting out catching anything that swims but my obsession soon grew and my love of pursuing big fish started. My first attempt at the age of 13 produced a barbel weighing 13lb from the River Kennet in Berkshire. From that point my desire has grown year on year in a bid to catch the biggest fish of different species I can.

I have been lucky enough to catch a wide range of specimen coarse fish. This includes 18lbs 6oz barbel, 7lbs 9oz chub, 4lbs 2oz crucian carp, 41lbs 2oz mirror carp, 39lbs 12oz common carp, roach 3lbs 8oz, rudd 2lbs 9oz, perch 4lbs 1oz, pike 22lbs 8oz, 11lbs 4oz zander, catfish 45lbs 12oz, 10lbs 1oz tench and 16lbs 7oz bream to name just a few of my most memorable catches.

Much of my time is spent on low stock big fish waters pursuing outsized fish. I love the build up to each and every capture and with a burning desire to improve each year. Being voted 4th in the Drennan Cup in 2008-2009 and being a front runner this year is certainly a highlight. I have also contributed a chapter in the first book dedicated to the most precious of coarse fish the crucian carp.

Foot Note
UKMA are delight to have Alan as part of the team and are truly looking forward to finding out exactly what has made him such an established all round specialist angler in such a short period of time. Over several months Alan will be giving you all the hints and tips required to catch specimen roach, perch, tench, bream, barbel or chub. You never know, you might just learn how to catch that fish of a lifetime. Alan is sponsored by Gardner Tackle and SonuBaits.