Name: Lewis Gaukrodger
Hometown: Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Occupation: Product Designer
Website/Blog Address: Rod Tips Pointing Skywards
UK Specimen Fish of Note: Pike 28-13, Barbel 14-14, Chub 5-08, Perch 2-09, Carp- (River) 15-08
Venues fished: Too many to list but mainly around Lincolnshire.
Favourite venue: Any venue with an ‘unknown’ factor.
Favourite Methods: Legered dead bait for pike in the winter months and free-lining for chub in summer.
Top fishing tip: If your not confident in your approach change it.
Highlight of angling career: Seeing my first magazine article published in Pike and Predators.
Tell Us A Little About Your Angling Life: I was taught to fish on a small Yorkshire river by my dad from the age of 4, mainly targeting roach and perch. From a young age I never really wanted to catch lots of fish I always wanted to target the biggest and this has now progressed into my specimen fishing today. Through the summer months my attention turns to chub and rudd, though come October I begin targeting pike from a number of waters. Towards the back end of the river season I normally get drawn away from the drop off indicators and my attention turns towards barbel from the Tidal Trent.
Future Aims & Goals in angling: Simply to continue enjoying my fishing and time spent on the bank, whether its a blank or a red letter day.
What is The Main Food You Eat When You Are On The Bank: I have to admit that my staple diet when on the bank is pot noodles, quick simple, no mess and 3 different flavours providing breakfast, lunch and tea!
And Finally, 3 words to describe The Hook Bait Company: Innovative bait ideas
Apart From Fishing What Are Your Other Favourite Sports Or Pastimes: Cricket
Which Team Do You Support: Cricket wise I am Yorkshire through and through (not a massive football fan).
Favourite Genre Of Music: Indie/ Rock
You 5 Favourite Bands: Arctic Monkey, Foo Fighters, Bastille, Coldplay, Kasabian
Do You Have Any Pets: I have a working springer spaniel called Elsie.
Favourite Food & Drink: I am a big fan of game so it would have to be Partridge in a berry sauce with stodgy mash and a real ale.