Jake Taylor

When he was 12, Jake attended the first Korda Carp Academy, where he was lucky enough to fish with Dave Gawthorn, who certainly knows a thing or two about match fishing, being a former BCAC champion in his own right! Jake then started fishing the British Young Carpers’ Angling championship event (BYCAC) and managed to make the final in every year that he competed in this superb event. Jake told us more: “Each year that I competed in the BYCAC event I learnt more, picked up more tips and massively improved as an angler. With lots of practise I was fortunate enough to be crowned BYCAC champion back in 2010 when I was 16.” Jake continued: “Ever since winning that competition my angling has just blossomed and I have managed to secure the support of various sponsors, each of whom have helped me catch some cracking carp, from home and abroad"