Consultants Name : Steve Newman
Occupation : Scaffolder
Position within Eclipse Baits : Consultant
UK P.B : 44lb Common, 42lb 12oz Mirror, Foreign p.b. 52lb Mirror, 46lb Common.
Favorite Venue : Blue Lagoon and Area 52
Favorite bait : Fishmeal Boilie
Steve Newman has been a loyal customer and friend to Eclipse Baits since the companies inception and during that time we have seen this quiet and unassuming man catch some incredible carp from a diverse spectrum of waters. Steve’s approach is based around the simple ethos of “find them, feed them and catch them” and he certainly does this well so we are delighted to have Steve on board as on one of our consultants.
Steve says; I started fishing at an early age with my Dad on some Essex Club waters for a variety of coarse species but then I hooked my my first carp at the tender age of 10 and became obsessed with their elusive habits and the methods required to catch them, spending every available spare moment fishing for them. My carp angling journey has taken me to all sorts of local day ticket and club waters such as Doggets, Rochford Reservoir, Johnsons, Stambridge and the Colony Complex being just a few such examples but as my fishing progressed I started to fish more demanding venues such as the Cleverley Fisheries Quarry, Boyton and Ladywell venues. I have always been inspired to fish much larger waters so my next challenge was the big gravel pit known as Area 52 in Reading where I caught some incredible fish but more recently I have joined the Star Lane Syndicate for its lovely old fish. I feel truly honoured to be part of the Eclipse Baits consultancy Team and am relishing the prospect of developing and testing new ideas and products.
Consultants Name : Ian Simmons
Occupation : Quality Engineer in the automotive trade
Position within Eclipse Baits : Consultant
UK P.B : 45lb 2oz
Favorite Venues : Doggets, Braxted Back Lake and the Yateley complex
Favorite Methods : Stalking and margin fishing
Ian has been carp fishing for over 20 years now and has been involved in the carp fishing industry for at least 15 years in various capacities. Ian only fishes short sessions and mainly specialises in the stalking and roving aprroach when applicable, it is extremely rare for him to do a night but despite this he has caught from some notoriously tricky venues such as the Sutton at Hone syndicate and Braxted Back Lake.
Ian Says; I have been involved with Eclipse Baits since the companys inception and feel truly honered to be part of a fast growing, foward thinking company which supplys some of the best baits i have ever had the pleasure of using, I also very much enjoy having a small hand in some of the design input. Because of my demanding job and a young family, i often only have a few hours to spare a week so i need baits which will work all season, short and long term and with Eclipse Baits products its one less thing for me to worry about. Thanks for your continued support guys!
Consultants Name : Kyle Poxon
Occupation : Bait manufacturer
UK P.B : 40+ common
favourite venue : Star Lane (Essex)
favourite bait : loves to test the new prototypes
Kyle has grown up learning how to catch many species of fish on various lakes around the Essex area but progressing to carp and becoming a member of the commitee on the star lane syndicate has been just some of the highlights of this talented anglers career so far ,he has also been responsible for testing various baits within the Eclipse range, catching many thirtys and the big common out of Star Lane at 40+. He has become a integral part in the production and development of the Eclipse range of products.
Consultants Name : Dave Poxon
Occupation : Proprieter of Eclipse Baits
UK P.B : 40+ mirror
favourite venue : Kingfisher lake/ lakeside
favourite boilie : red or plain fishmeals
Dave started fishing in the seventy’s learning how to catch tiddlers on the float progressing to light ledgering and swing tipping for tench through the eightys,he then started to concentrate his efforts on carp experimenting with various pastes and other concoctions.In the ninetys he then became involved in the commercial production of boilies including the Rod Hutchinson and Kevin Maddocks ranges as well as becoming one of the first custom bait rollers in the industry. Dave has won many accolades during his extensive fishing career but one of the highlights was winning the world carp classic at lac de madine in 1999 along with his fishing partner.He has caught hundreds of carp while testing various baits,attractors and additives so in 2006 eclipse baits was formed and fully benefits the full knowledge he has gained over the last 25+ years. Dave is also responsible for many industry firsts and continues to innovate at an amazing rate.