This year Ian Russell and Les Bowers will be joining Russ and Wuzy. Ian will be joining Russ on #teamRuss and Les will be joining Wuzy on #teamWuzy.
Will help Wuzy to win this year? Will Ian help Russ maintain his lead in the competition?
With two fishing legends helping Russ and Wuzy, who do you think will win? Head over to our Facebook group to make your predictions.
We have a FREE open day on Saturday 5th October where you can join all the anglers at Oxlease. PB Products will be supporting us and showcasing some of their products. We will also have some fabulous food on sale from chef, Jason Sandiford from CarpUKChef. A huge raffle is also planned with some absolutely amazing prizes for just £1 a ticket.
This is a FREE event and everybody is welcome to join us. Just arrive when you want to and enjoy the bankside banter with Team Russ and Team Wuzy.
Official charity patron.
When it comes to carp anglers they come no better than Ian Russell.
He's the twice Total Carp magazine Battlecarp match winner, a Carp Wars winner with Crafty Carper magazine, the 1999/2000 Daiwa Masters winner and a regular British Carp Angling Championships finalist.
He's caught more 40lb+ carp in the UK than most dare to dream of, and had well over 100 English 30-pounders. He's a regular face on Sky TV and Online TV fishing programmes, and has over 16 years experience writing for all major UK carp titles. In short, one of the best carpers in Great Britain - if not THE best.
Official charity patron.
I have been a carp angler for a very long time now to be fair its been a massive part of my life, I like new experiences new waters, new countries and all it brings with it, I even like the anticipation of the journey. I love fathoming out waters from my own thinking and efforts then when it happens its 100 times more enjoyable than doing whats popular on the venue, I guess ive always been like that but by the same means im not stupid if necessary I will do whats needed to get the old indicators moving.
I also like photography whilst fishing and I almost get as much pleasure from the images I capture as I get from carp captures.
I think angling is a truly incredible sport it has so many variables and elements to think about that’s why I enjoy it so much every day is different its in a constant state of flux with the weather, trying to catch living creatures and all it brings with it, I never grow tired of it and suspect I will still be angling until the day I die
"I've been fishing at various forms since I was four years old, which developed into just fishing for carp when I was 18 years old. The mystery and the fight of the carp captivated me and still does".
Les is well known for not only his amazing skills as an angler but also his sheer generosity and support for various charities. He has literally raised thousands of pounds for numerous good causes. We are extremely grateful and proud that he has offered his support to our own charity.
Jason Sandiford has been a chef for over 30 years. He started Chef UK Carp after being asked asked to do a barbecue for an event at a very iconic location.... He has now gone on to cater for major fishing events all across the world and has now volunteered to cater for the Russ vs Wuzy event 2019!
PB Products are sponsoring the Russ vs Wuzy event. PB Products are producers of specialist end tackle for the world of carp fishing. They are penetrating the market with highly innovative and popular products. PB products will keep innovating and launching premium products in order to share a couple of the most important values for the fisherman in general: passion and maximum satisfaction.
The Unit are a new brand specialising in carp clothing. The brain child of Dave Cox, The Unit was launched on the premise that carp anglers should be supporting each other and a "Unit". Dave explained that he launched the company in remembrance of his father. The Unit are providing us with some exclusive hoodies for all the anglers taking part as well as the marshals and the runners, for which we are very grateful. Make sure you follow their Facebook page as they are launching new products regularly.
Bespoke Angling Supplies is small friendly family run venture born off the back of two friends angling experiences and is the home of Central Carp Leads.
When Steve Kilbourn started Bespoke Bobbins seven ago, it was initially to make a few sets of bobbins for friends, mainly to help reduce the cost of tackle but also to add a personal edge to set ups. Now a few years later and after many requests and orders it has grown from a small idea to a name people know when someone needs some novelty bobbins, a splash mat, stickers and much more. Steve is able to custom print almost anything! The ever expanding ranges now includes small clothing range called Bivvy Tramp but they are currently working on something new, so watch this space…
Bespoke Angling Supplies has been supporting Russ vs Wuzy from day one and we want to take this opportunity to thank them for their ongoing generosity. Make sure you check out their massive range of products on their website.