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Meet Team Korum

The Korum consultancy team features some of the best all-round anglers in the country. From big fish hunters, to river experts and predator specialists, the Team fish for all species using all manner of different techniques


Adam Firth

Korum's Media Maestro

Adam has been an angler from a young age. Starting out on small commercial pools and canals, he is a very accomplished angler at getting a bite when it really counts, having caught fish from a variety of waters all over the country! A skilled photographer and experience of working in the Angling Media...

Ade Kiddell

River maestro

Ade Kiddell is a top river angler and barbel expert. He's caught barbel all over the world and is regarded as one of the best - if not the best - barbel anglers in the world. He's got some fantastic techniques up his sleeve and is a minefield of advice and expertise when it comes to river...

Chris Ponsford

AKA The Pons

Chris Ponsford first cast a line over 40 yrs ago, and has built up an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of the sport, such is his enthusiasm for it. Better known latterly as a Barbel expert, due to living in the Barbel rich Midlands, he has caught well over 250 double figure Barbel, to over 15lbs from...

Dai Gribble

Specimen hunter

Dai has been fishing for over 40 years and for the last 30 years has targeted big fish of most species. He's considered one of the best big tench and bream anglers in the business, but is just as at home on rivers and canals fishing for any species. Dai is always on the hunt for new waters that...

Ed Matthews

The Predator Hunter

Ed Matthews is one of predator fishing's brightest young stars, catching numerous big pike, perch, zander and eels in recent times. He's also a renowned big carp specialist, and general all-round angler. With such an impressive big fish list at such a young age, he's one of the most exciting...

Gary Knowles

Mr Precision

Gary Knowles is one of the UK's best known predator anglers, but classes himself as a complete all-rounder. He sets high standards in terms of the big fish he wants to catch and the way he wants to catch them. Gary has had a big hand in the design of many Korum products and demands great things...

Kevin Durman

Southern Specimen Hunter

  My angling started near on 40 years ago on my local River Stour, freelining a bit of bacon down the river that I'd pinched out of my mum's fridge. The trick was to bounce the bait over a paving slab that had been chucked in, to where you could guarantee a hungry Eel would come out...

Mat Woods

Korum Brand Manager

Mat Woods manages the Korum brand from Korum's headquarters in Shropshire. The former angling and countryside magazine Editor has a wealth of experience, having caught from carp venues in almost every UK county. Mat also enjoys fishing for smaller carp on commercial fisheries, classing Method...

Nigel Botherway

Ambassador for the I Heart Fishing campaign

Nigel was born with the fishing bug, and is happy to report that he still has it, 50-years later! A freelance presenter on Sky TV’s popular Tight Lines fishing show, Nigel has fished all over the globe, catching some huge specimens up to 500lb. His mission now is to pass on his own passion for...

Phil Spinks

The all-rounder

Phil is the manager of Avenue Angling in Suffolk. When he's not busy in the shop, he's chasing large fish of all species. He's a top all-round angler who enjoys catching all types of fish using different angling styles. He's the newest member of Team Korum.   Although...

Rob Thompson

Midlands Specimen Ace

  My angling journey started out on my local river fishing for anything that came along, though my thirst for knowledge meant that I devoured any reading that came my way and I was inspired greatly by the writings of Tony Miles and also by John Wilson's Go Fishing program, the seeds of...

Steve Stones

Lincolnshire big fish specialist

  I grew up in Devon and began fishing at the age of five with a local schoolfriend, as nobody in my own family had ever been remotely interested in the sport. Within a couple of years I was completely obsessed, and remember one summer spending every single day of the school holidays...

Tim Janssen

Dutch Specimen Hunter

  My name is Tim Janssen and I live in Dieren in the Netherlands. Dieren is a little village on the river Ijssel, only a few kilometers from the town of Arnhem and “The Bridge too far “ one of the most well-known battles of WW2. When I went for the first time to the river...


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