Meet The Team

Here at Wychwood we work with a team of expert anglers who have extensive and specialist knowledge in key areas of the carp sector, which helps us produce better tackle. The saying "made by anglers, for anglers" has never been so true…

Nick Helleur
Darryll Slater
Mark Wozencroft
Duncan Arrandale
Rick Hurley
Derek Harrison
Charlie Terry
  • I think it's safe to say that Covid played a massive part in 2020 and impacted lives all around the world, being self-employed and working in the construction industry I was afraid of an economic collapse and thought a recession would be on the horizon. In fact it was quite the opposite the construction industry just boomed, from the first week in April it was absolutely manic working 10-12 hours per day 7 days a week, just burying myself into work just in case the economy crashed as it wasn't looking good and just wanted to be prepared I case the inevitable happened for myself and my family.
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  • With Carp angling becoming more and more popular over the past couple of years in Wales, the chance of catching a Welsh whacker in the most picturesque of venues is becoming more available to many anglers.
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  • As a lifelong angler who is so used to having pretty much unlimited freedom and making my own choices to being told I couldn’t go fishing, after thirty years of pretty much doing what I want to when I want to made me feel uneasy to say the least when I first heard the news.
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  • Although I’m relatively young at 23 to be targeting big carp, it’s been a passion for the last 10 years. This whole time I’ve very lucky to have a dad who fishes and supports my angling addiction.
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  • I have been asked to write about my thoughts on short session fishing and watercraft. Now I don’t profess to be an expert on watercraft by any stretch of the imagination. I think of watercraft as being that 6th sense; understanding the carp, knowing where they are when there are no signs of activity and almost being able to pre-empt or predict where they are going to feed. This is an area of weakness for me as I can recount many occasions where I have got this wrong. However one thing that I really enjoy with my fishing is observation.
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  • It has really been awesome conditions the past week and the S word really doesn’t feel too far away so with this, here are my top 5 tips to give you a better chance of putting more fish on the bank as the carp start to wake up this Spring!
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  • As It’s still quite cold with the nights frosty and the water temperature low, choosing the right water is paramount. I find the shallower water's better with the carp well catchable, especially with a lighter more bitty approaches meaning scaling things down and using smaller baits, naturals etc..
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  • If your winter has been slow on the fish front there is always a chance at nicking a bonus bite so here are a few tips that may just swing it in your favour!
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  • Zak's top tactics for locating carp as the season changes from winter to spring.
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  • When he is not out banking huge carp, Wychwood’s Zak Taylor loves a bit of perch fishing, so we asked him for some tips along with some insight on how he approaches it and his favourite method, here’s what he had to say...
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  • Around 4 years ago I made the decision to start filming my sessions whilst out on the bank after toying with the idea for quite some time. If I’m honest, at the time I didn’t really have a set in stone plan in what I wanted to achieve but I did have a few ideas bouncing around in my head and now 4 years on, I am glad I made the decision to keep producing my content.
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  • Sometimes accidents happen but in a few cases, it’s a fault with the product that needs to be rectified under our warranty. Here’s some information on how the warranty works to get you and your kit back fishing...
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