Name: Debbie Taylor
PB UK Carp: 35lb 5oz Mirror, 31lb 1oz Common
PB Foreign Carp: 48lb 8oz Mirror, 45lb 4oz Common
Favourite Venue: Private Syndicate
Fishing was something that I never pictured or imagined myself getting into; that was until I was introduced to it by my wife Elaine nearly 17 years ago.
We dabbled in Course fishing for a while and then started to focus more on fishing for carp. A few years later, Elaine came up with the name ‘Carpgirls’ and so it began.
Since then I have fished some beautiful venues both in England and France and caught some cracking carp along the way. I would say now that Carp fishing for me has become an obsession and I am happy to fish all year round in all weathers.
In 2015 the first Ladies British Carp Cup took place which Elaine won, and in 2016 I came second, both of which were televised events. Following on from this, in March 2017 we won the first Ladies British Carp Cup Pairs competition.
Last year myself and Elaine were selected for the Ladies England Carp Team and we fished in the inaugural match against Wales. This was a very proud moment for me within my fishing career, not only to be selected to fish for my country, but the fact that England won the match.
Elaine and I are delighted to be a part of the Eclipse Baits Team and look forward to working with everyone.