ROY has a match fishing career now spanning five decades and has fished pretty much every major venue in the UK.
He has represented England and was runner up in the World Championships in 1967. During the 1970s and early 1980s Roy was an integral member of the all-conquering Leicester Likely Lads team.
These days he does most of his fishing on the fiercely competitive Glebe complex – a series of lakes designed and built by Roy himself.
Favourite venue: The Glebe
Favourite method: Feeder fishing ‘on the drop’
Personal best: Too many to write about
Top tip: Feed little and often
Bruno BroughtonDr Bruno Broughton is a fisheries scientist by profession and for a decade worked as a fish biologist and fisheries officer with the Severn-Trent Water Authority.
Since 1988 Bruno has run his own fisheries management consultancy business, providing advice to approximately 1,400 clients throughout the UK – and several in mainland Europe– on a huge range of topics.
Bruno is a Fellow of the Institute of Fisheries Management and the author of a range of scientific papers and books. He is a regular contributor to the angling press and, when he gets time, is a keen ‘big fish’ coarse angler.
His work has also encompassed duties for the Angling Trades Association (ATA). Currently Chief Executive of the ATA, Chairman of the Angling Foundation and co-chair of the Professional Anglers’ Association, Bruno has been directly involved with campaigns to help protect and promote the sport of angling for almost 20 years. He is a Director of the Fisheries and Angling Conservation Trust (FACT), the national 'umbrella' organisation and a member of various consultation groups and working parties.
Since 1998 Bruno Broughton has lectured part-time to fisheries students at Rodbaston College, near Stafford.
GORDON has been fishing from the age of eight and quickly progressed from club matches to the open match scene, winning matches on every venue he has fished.
He joined Keenets Central, a crack Leicester match fishing outfit, and fished for them for ten years with Roger Mortimer as his captain. Gordon won winter leagues and made two appearances in the winter league final fished on the river Trent and also became a national winner with the team.
Now he spends most of his time fishing commercial fisheries and has became a coach at his favourite fishery, The Glebe, owned by Roy Marlow, where he has known as The Ton Machine!
Favourite method: pole, feeder and fishing shallow
Personal Best: A match win with 215lb of carp. Had 48 ton plus weights in matches in 2009.
Top Tip: Sort your feed patterns out talk to locals. Never give in.
KEV started his match fishing apprenticeship on the river Trent during the early 1980s, moving from club to open level in the 1990s.
A chance meeting with fishery boss Roy Marlow at the Mallory Park race circuit in the mid 1990s gave Kevin the chance to expand his knowledge of the growing area of carp match fishing.
The development of the Glebe complex in the late 1990s gave Kevin the opportunity to get involved with fishery management and match organisation and he has also become a qualified angling coach.
One species captured Kevin's attention during 2004, the barbel, and he has gone back to his local rivers to catch many double figure fish since then.
Favourite venues: Mallory Park Fisheries and River Trent
Favourite methods: long pole fishing shallow and fishing big flooded rivers.
Personal bests: 288lbs match weight. A barbel of 14lb 14oz from the River Trent and a 22lbs 6oz carp from the same venue.
Top tip: keep things simple.
MICK has fished for over forty years, having been brought up in a ‘fishing family’. He fished for several of the top southern teams before moving to the midlands 25 years ago.
Mick is the holder of five NFA national medals for team, individual and section wins.
Mostly now he is fishing the competitive midlands commercial fishery scene.
Favourite venue: Anywhere where skill triumphs rather than just drawing well.
Best match weight: 317lb at Rolfes lake Oxford, 7 weights over 250lb at four different venues.
Favourite method: Long range waggler fishing.
Top tip: Getting the feeding right is much more important than having the best tackle.
RICH has fished since a child, and has matched fished the last 30 years.
He excels at team fishing, having fished nationals, Angling Times Winter Leagues, and Tetley Winter Leagues. He has also captained the Holwell Reds winning side in the Clubman Supercup in 2005 with a record breaking 27 section points total - the record still stands to this day!
Best individual performance was 3rd in a 500 peg Embassy qualifier on the river Witham with over 40lb of bream on the feeder.
These days Rich is seen mainly fishing commercial fisheries in the east Midlands.
Favourite method: long pole down the margins
Personal best: 2lb 2oz roach from the River Wreake
Top tip: Never give up
DOMINIC started fishing at the age of 16, where he fished with his local Working Mans Club for 4 years. He then went on to join Ratby AC in Leicestershire, honing his skills with the help of ex-Leicester Likely Lad Brian Envis.
He went on to win many accolades for the club and played a role in getting his club to the Angling Times clubman Supercup final.
Dominic’s biggest match weight to date is 188lb at White Acres, and 160lb at The Glebe. He has also won the fiercely competitive Mallory Park Winter League twice.
Favorite method: long pole
Personal Best: Carp to 28lb and tench to 8lb.
Top tip: Always feed positivel
JARRAD started fishing at the age of 6 and won his first junior event at 11. He has continued on to the open circuit and has won many events.
In 2009 Jarrad won the Total Fishing Festival at the Glebe and has since framed in several high profile comps.
He is no stranger to big weights with scores over 100lbs and a highest match weight of 194lbs from The Glebe.
Favourite method: Feeder fishing
Personal best: 194lb match weight from The Glebe.
Top Tip: Keep changing your hook bait until you find one that's best on the day
BORN in Blackburn, Lancashire, Chris started fishing at the age of just 8 with father on his local river Ribble and loch Ken.
He fished for pleasure until the age of 30 and then started match fishing, locally at first then further a field.
In 2007 he qualified for the Fishomania final from Barston Lakes.
His biggest match weight is 178lb at Mallory Park Fisheries.
Favourite method: pellet on the deck
Personal best: 159lb 14oz in a 3 hour match
Top tip: Don’t be afraid of using small hooks
JOHN started fishing at 10 years old on rivers and canals… but everything changed for him when he discovered carp!
He has accrued an impressive number of competition wins including the Pontins Festival in 2008. John qualified as the youngest ever Fishomania finalist at 17.
His biggest weight match win is 246lbs in a 3 hour event on The Foundation Lake in Leicestershire and he competed in the UK Championship in 2009/10.
Favourite method: Method feeder
Personal best: 246lb from The foundation Lake
Top tip: Use the best quality bait you can
RICH has had a diverse fishing career that spans for more than forty years.
he started targeting species in the 1970s including crucian carp, chub, tench from still waters and and canals as well as winter roach fishing on the stick float on his local rivers.
Later targeting specimen fish from the River Trent.
During the 1990s Rich was inspired to take up pole fishing in the
and progressed to match fishing with some excellent results.
Now he combines match fishing and specimen hunting.
Favourite venue: The Glebe
Favourite method: Pole fishing
Personal best: Match 200lbs + Specimen carp to over 30lbs+
Top tip: Feel your way in
STEVE has been match fishing for a number of years now and like Roy Marlow has fished his fair share of majors venues.
Starting off as a junior Steve fished and framed in the Boys Club National many moons ago and won his first match at the age of 14 with 5lb of roach and skimmers from a local canal.
Since then he has won and framed in many matches, with individual wins against tough opposition in the Barford festivals also winning the individual 1st in the TF festival at CJ's fishery last year.
Fishing a variety of methods Steve has been very successful fishing at the Glebe fishery in Leicester where last year he won the prestigious title of The MASTER OF MALLORY – fished over a 12 week period he notched up six match wins with three weights over the 200lb barrier! Not bad considering these are three hour matches…
Favourite Venues: The Glebe and Packington Fisheries
Favourite Method: Long Pole fishing shallow.
Personal Best: Current 5 hour match record holder with 254lb at Naseby reservoir.
Top tip: Think positive
ANDY started fishing from the age of five and began match fishing from the age of 10 - fishing many of the fenland waters at the time then progressing onto the Trent then onto commercials a few years ago.
He has been capped at England junior level five times and fished in the first ever junior World Champs team in Ireland in 1987 were England won team gold.
He has fished at competition level for Maver Barnsley Blacks for 21 years winning 3 Div 1 team golds and 2 section wins indiviually, four Winter League final team wins, and various other team wins plus representing England in the World Club championships.
Favourite method: margin fishing and feeder fishing
Best match weight: 187lb in 4 hours on an Italian lake under floodlights!
Personal best: 20lb pole caught mirror carp and a 10lb 13 oz bream
Favourite venue: Larford lakes
Top tip: Feed your margin lines two hours into your match, not before, you get a better response.