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About Us

Our Service
We will organise your holiday so that you can concentrate on the fishing. We will arrange your trip as a one stop service, whether it's for an individual, a family or a large group. We will book your venue, sort out the travel arrangements and insurance, send out confirmations, detailed directions and any other relevant information …. so all you need to do is relax and concentrate on the fishing. If you require advice, such as what sort of tackle you will need, or the best fishing methods … just ask. We want your holiday to be both enjoyable and successful.

The Angling Lines Team
David KeepDavid Keep is our Managing Director. A dedicated carp angler himself, he has fished most of the major French waters since 1991.

Bridge DawsonBridget Dawson is our Sales Director and is likely to be the person you speak to for more information. Her knowledge of the venues is second to none.

Feel free to contact me on 
or phone 0845 050 3322

Bridge DawsonHeather is our director of operations and is responsible for all matters in the day to day running of the business. Heather has been around carp fishing her whole life and having spent her childhood out in France for six weeks at a time, she's clocked up a fair amount of time on the bank already.

Feel free to contact me on 
or phone 0845 050 3322

Linda LathamLinda Latham Linda works alongside Bridget in the sales team and may well be the person you speak to on the phone. A keen carp angler herself, Linda has first-hand experience of spending a week at many of our lakes. 

Feel free to contact me on
or phone 0845 050 3322

Julie CrookesJulie Crookes is our Office Manager and is responsible for the day to day running of the business.

Feel free to contact me on 
or phone 0845 050 3322


 The Test Anglers Team

Mike LinsteadMike Linstead
I've had a fascination with water for as long as I can remember and having a family home on the banks of a canal made it inevitable that I would one day become an angler. Whether it's catching big carp in France, pike in Sweden, catfish in Spain, blue cod in New Zealand or just Rudd on my local pond, I'm completely obsessed with angling and have always loved to combine it with travelling. I enjoy the challenge of going to far away places and catching some amazing fish, as well as making some special memories. I enjoy documenting my adventures in France through film and writing and I'm fortunate to be able to give the customers of Angling Lines a glimpse into some of the special waters they have.”

Paul CooperPaul Cooper
I have been involved in the carp scene since the early seventies, continuing to the present day. I have tried to keep away from the circuit waters, however I did spend around 8 years fishing the Mangrove and 4 years on Grenville. I presently have the pleasure of running my own UK carp fishery which contains some beautiful fish. My main object on this fishery is for carp welfare and keeping a natural stocking balance in the lakes. I have been field testing for Angling Lines since 2004, visiting numerous French venues on my travels.”

Shaun HarrisonShaun Harrison
“All of my life I have had a fascination of water and the world that lives within. A world many never get to see or to be part of and this I find strange as I have always seen it as a totally fascinating place.  For as long as I can remember I kept fish, I had tanks everywhere, anything that would hold water would have a stickleback or two in it. Even my paddling pool was stocked with fish at one stage! Here I am many sunrises and sunsets later since I started my ‘targeting big fish’ career back in 1977 and so many incredible memories, many dreams become reality and hopefully many more still to come from both my home waters and those I have to cross the water to visit.”


Jim Kelly
I started carp fishing in 1982, before that did a bit of general course fishing including match fishing on rivers such as the Severn and Warwickshire Avon. I had a few years in the nineties concentrating on barbel, but during the last 15 years I have nearly exclusively fished for carp. I have fished a variety of waters in both England and France from small secluded waters to 200 acre gravel pits, catching from all the waters I have targeted.”


Ron KeyRon Key
“I am often best described as a compulsive angler. Fishing since the age of four, I fished for ‘Tommy’ Ruffe on his local brick ponds and I’ll still fish for anything anywhere. I started carp fishing in the late seventies after moving to the Midlands and developed and ran my own carp fishery for many years.  My life as a travelling carp angler started in the eighties at the legendary Longfield and the southern Leisure Sport waters. Nowadays in the UK I fish closer to home and love fishing large windswept gravel pits.

A chance meeting with one of the early pioneers started my passion for French fishing, concentrating mainly on the huge French lakes and rivers. I still fish regularly in France mainly as a consultant for Angling Lines and I am a long term field tester for Quest Baits. I have been involved in the running of the British Carp Study Group for over ten years, having carried out most jobs in the group and I am the current Chairman. I also edits the group’s magazine ‘The Carp’.”


The end result is that we have a pretty good idea of what makes a good fishing venue and what doesn't, both for the independent angler and those who want to take along the family. With this experience we aim to offer an unrivalled service to our customers.  

We give an honest appraisal of all our venues, including fish stocks and facilities, and ensure that our high standards are maintained through site visits.  We listen carefully to all feedback, using it to further improve our service.

The Company
The company is registered with Companies House and is run in accordance with European Commission Law which governs Travel Agents (The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations 1992).  This gives you the security of knowing that you are dealing with an established and reputable firm and that your money is safe with us.

International Passenger Protection Insurance
In accordance with The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 all passengers booking with Angling Lines are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Angling Lines.

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Angling Lines, PO Box 761, CHESTERFIELD, S40 9NS Registered at Companies House, Cardiff. Company Number 4122063

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Angling Lines, PO Box 761, CHESTERFIELD, S40 9NS
Registered at Companies House, Cardiff. Company Number 4122063

All contents © Copyright Angling Lines. All rights reserved.