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SIMON FRY

AGE: 
56

Simon has been in involved in the Garbolino brand for many years now and knows the business inside out. He is a formidable angler who can turn his hand to any style of angling. Simon is a key member in our product development team and is always coming up with new product ideas that anglers love and more importantly they catch fish! He has some superb results both individually and with teams to his credit.  A great angler and a top bloke!

 

PROFESSION: 

SERT/Garbolino Sales Agent

FAVOURITE VENUE: 

White Acres, Larford Lakes, and Barston Lakes

Achievements: 

Multiple White Acres Parkdean Masters Finalist (Runner Up 2004)

Multiple AT Pairs Finalist

2020 Meadowlands £1300 Silvers Extravagnza Champion

2020 Golden Rod Finalist

2019 Golden Rod Finalist

2019 Fish O’Mania Finalist

2019 Feedermasters Finalist

2019 Feederking Finalist and £500 Section Winner

2019 Feedermasters Super League Runner Up (Mainline DGG)

2019 South East Reservoir Championship Finalist

2017 Midland Angler of the Year

2017 Riverfest Finalist

2016 Riverfest Finalist

2016 Maver Match This Finalist

2015 Stratford Classic Winner

2013 Larford Lakes Match Record Holder with 344-11

2012 Fish O’Mania Finalist

2012 UK Champs Runner Up

2012 Maver Match This Team Final, Individual Winner

2009 Drennan Knockout Cup Champion

2008 Division 1 National Team Winner (Starlets)

2008 Individual National Bronze Medalist

2007 Winter League Team Winner (Starlets)

2005 Division 1 National Team Winner (Starlets)

2005 Division 1 National Individual Winner

2004 Winter League Final Team Winner (Starlets)

2003 Division 1 National Team Runner Up (Starlets)

2000 Super League Final Team Winner (Starlets)

Top Tips: 

1). When fishing for biggish carp on 5m line try feeding a mix of hemp and corn, and fish a big 10/11mm piece of meat over the top. The oils and colour from the hemp/corn "spod mix" work a treat in attracting fish in!

2).  In hot still conditions always have a long line "mugging" rig set up and fish in a pair of Polaroids. You'll be amazed what swims through your peg within range!

3). Dead maggots have become THE method for edge fishing, but don't forget to use this method for fishing across to islands. After all it's just the far edge.

4). When fishing shallow, alter the amounts of feed and intervals between feeding to find out what is working best. This applies to hemping or casters for roach as well as pellet or casters for carp or f1's.

5). Try fishing a double bulk for catching skimmers on the deck. The lift bites will be the best you ever get and you never miss them!

6). Be prepared. Nothing beats preparation. Learn as much as you can about the venue you're tackling. Have plenty of rigs made up, pole tips with different elastics, your rods ready to go and above all plenty of hook lengths…you can never have too many.

FAVOURITE METHOD: 

Pole fishing for Skimmers