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Phil Williams

Full Name: Phil Williams

FishBuddy Username: Philly

Home Base: Wirral, Merseyside


When & why did you start fishing?

My dad took me fishing at age 5 as far as I can remember. It was at Arrowe Park and caught perch and was enough to be hooked.



Phil Williams


Your best fishing trip experience?

Catching 4 x 30+ Mirror Carp in 6 hours


Which are your usual fishing venues?

Mainly carp fishing down south. I’m a member of South Cerney Angling Club but atm I have been doing more sea fishing on the Mersey as my son is nearly 2 and wanting to get him involved, so short trips are good for us at the moment.


Son of Phil Williams

List your target fish breeds?

40+ carp. Fancy a big cod this winter. And a Marlin when we go to Gran Canaries


Preferred fishing methods?

Ledgering mainly, but sometimes float fishing is the answer. Depends how the fish are feeding and the venue



Favourite fishing baits?

Boilies, Squid, Blueys and my old favourite Spam


What fishing ambitions do you still have?

My big ambition atm is getting my son hooked and wanting him to enjoy as much as I do.

To be fair fishing has probably kept me out of trouble all my life.

Any advice to new anglers?

Get out and enjoy it.

Don’t worry about what other people are catching think about what you can do to catch more.

With fishing every day is a learning day.



Interesting facts about yourself?

Plumbing and heating engineer so try fitting fishing in as and when.