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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 is also a current member of the highly successful Kamasan Starlets team. He has some superb results both individually and with the team to his credit. A great angler and a top bloke!


SERT/Garbolino Sales Agent


White Acres, Larford Lakes, and Barston Lakes


Member of formidable Kamasan Starlets since 2000

Super League Final team winner 2000

Twice Winter League Final team winner 2004 & 2007

Division 1 National team winner 2005 & 2008

Division 1 National individual winner 2005

Division 1 National team runner up 2003

White Acres Parkdean Masters runner up 2004

White Acres Parkdean Masters multiple finalist

5 x top 4 finishes on White Acres festivals (last 7 years)

Individual National Bronze Medallist 2008

2009 Drennan Knockout Cup Champion

7 x Angling Times Pairs Finalist

UK Sensas Challenge Final Team Runner Up 2010

Fishomania finalist 2012

"Mega Match This" Team Final Individual Winner 2012

UK Champs Runner Up 2012

Larford Lakes match record holder with 344-11-0 (May 2013)

2016 Mega Match This Finalist

2016 and 2017 Riverfest Finalist

2017 Midland Angler of the Year. 

2019 Fish’O Mania Finalist

2019 Golden Rod Finalist

2019 Feedermasters Finalist

2019 Feederking Finalist

2020 Golden Rod Finalist

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.


Pole fishing for Skimmers