Team UKMA Profile Mick Tuck

Sun 24 August 14



Mick Tuck


Having fished since I was young enough to do so, starting out in the parks and canals close to my East End home in Stepney Green, I got the bug for carp after seeing some older boys catching them in Victoria Park. For the past 20 odd years I have been solely fishing for those elusive scaleys, at first in and around the Darenth Valley where I was influenced by some fantastic anglers including the late and great Alan Smith. It was here that I caught my first 30, a carp by the name of Arfur at 30:08 from the Small Lake at DDAPS Sutton at Hone. From catching 30’s here I moved onto numerous venues in Essex including the infamous Manor Farm in search for some 40’s and it was here where I caught my first English and Winter 40 known as the Northern Linear at 46:04. I moved off of Manor Farm after capturing a few of the 40’s and onto Cotton Farm in Kent run by Lee Jackson to fish for those Dark and Golden Commons. I achieved my targets there capturing the largest resident known as Little Big Common at 37:14 and Goggle Eye Common at 35:08 to name a few. This year I will be spending some time fishing waters in both Essex and Kent.

Being a family man my typical UK fishing consists on average of one overnight session a week that can be anything between 12 and 24 hours. I hope to achieve a new target of catching a 40 pound Common this year. I also like to travel to France at least once a year for a week session having fished a number of venues that include Maleon, Domaine Des Iles, Etang Le Fayes, Mar Peche, Les Quis, Les Teillatts, Lake Serene, Lac De Premiere, Abbey Lakes and the River Yonne.

Personal Bests

UK Mirror – 46lb 4oz
UK Common – 37lb 14oz
Foreign Mirror – 55lb 12oz
Foreign Common – 55lb 12oz