Our Team

David Barlow - Owner

David only really got into fishing when taking over the Three Ponds in 2000 but since then his passion has only grown. Now he takes pride in his work at the lake, in the shop and in the running of the BCAC.

-British PB 39lb Mirror
-European PB 45lb Mirror
-Tench PB 8lb
-2013 European Carp Angling Championships Runners Up
-2016 Mixed Carp Cup Winners
-2017 UK Carp Champs Finalists
-2017 4 Seasons Carp Cup Winners
-2018 British Carp Cup Finalists

Matt Barlow - Owner

Matt has been fishing since he was a child with his Dad and now can't get enough of it! Matt spends most of his time at the fishery maintaining the lakes.

-British PB 43lb 8oz Common
-British PB 40lb 02oz mirror
-European PB 50lb Mirror
-Tench PB 9lb 8oz
-2013 European Carp Angling Championships Runners Up
-2017 UK Carp Champs Finalist
-2017 4 Seasons Carp Cup Winners
-2018 British Carp Cup Finalist
-Level 1 certificate in Coaching Angling

Emily Barlow - Owner

Emily, although a non fisherman herself, has an extensive knowledge from growing up surrounded by the sport. Emily is also our tech wizard and runs the back office of both the Tackle Shop and the BCAC, as well as this she is the face of the BCAC YouTube Channel. Emily works closelsy with Chloe in the shop to make sure the stock levels and brands are constanly growing to improve the shop.

Joanne Barlow - Owner

Joanne has only just dipped her rods in the water, despite being surrounded by fishing but she has made quite an impact already.

-British PB 35lb Common
-2016 Mixed Carp Cup Winner
-2017 Mixed Carp Cup Runner Up
-2018 Ladies British Carp Cup Champion
-2019 Ladies Pair British Carp Cup Champion
-2019 Forces Carp Classics 2nd on lake, 6th out of 50 overall
-2019 Girls vs Boys, Ladies Lake winners

Chloe Dodson-Shanks - Shop Manager

Chloe has only been fishing a few years but has already made quite the name for herself.

-British PB 27lb 12oz
-European PB 61lb
-2019 Carp Team England Training Squad
-2019 Ladies Pair British Carp Cup Champion
-2019 Forces Carp Classics 2nd on lake, 6th out of 50 overall
-2019 Forces Carp Classics Biggest Fish
-2019 Girls vs Boys, Ladies Lake winners

Barney Labib - Shop Assistant

Barney started sea fishing when he was 14 and quickly got hooked, expanding his hobby to the fresh water scene and then deciding to study Fisheries Managment at Collage. Barney started with us in December 2018 as part of his collage work experience, he now works with us every Saturday and has helped us expand our Sea range while improving our knowledge.

-PB Carp 36lb 04oz
-PB Tench 6lb
-PB Bass (Lure Caught) 5lb
-PB Conger 10lb
-Level 2 Fishery Managment

Damien Watts - Park Manager

Damien spends his time at the fishery working on and around the lakes. He also helps out from time to time with the BCAC and the Tackle Warehouse, as he has a wealth of knowledge his input is greatly appreciated.

-British PB 28lb 10lb Common
-British PB 46lb 08oz Mirror
-Tench PB 10lb 02oz
-Eurppean PB 58lb Mirror
-2017 British Carp Angling Championship Semi Finalist
-2017 UK Carp Champs Semi Finalist
-2018 British Carp Angling Championship Finalist
-2019 British Carp Angling Championship Semi Finalist