Ed Betteridge

Profile of Ed Betteridge

  • Date of birth: 01.11.1975
  • Current status: Marketing Manager
  • Hometown: Swadlincote, Derbyshire, Great Britain
  • Activities: Carp Angling and occasional all rounder
  • Joined the Team: 08.05.2019


I’ll use whatever techniques I need to get the most out of the situation of any water I’m fishing, I’m as happy fishing at extremely long rang as I am under the rod tip and all in between. The key is working out what is happening on the water and doing everything I can to make the most of it, so if I feel the fish are hungry, I will feed vast quantities of bait, if I feel they aren’t I’ll fish singles or bags. Prologic has a range of gear that allows me to be flexible, with rods that can cast a very long way, yet still be able to play fish at close quarters without fear of a hook pull, bivvies and brollies that are practical and very effective, and a range of luggage for all needs.


I’ve been an angler since I was 11 years old and I can vividly remember catching my first fish (a 4oz Tench) from the local lake. Over the next few years I tried most forms of fishing, Match, Fly, Predator, River, etc, before eventually finding carp fishing in 1988 and I’ve been predominantly a carp angler ever since. I fished locally for many years on a number of different waters, but Derbyshire isn’t the best location for big carp, so in 2005 I started travelling for my angling. That first year on the road proved to be a successful one, culminating in the capture of the Mother from Elstow 2. I started my writing for the magazines shortly after and clocked up well over 100 articles for all the UK and some international magazines. I have fished many big fish waters over the years including, Stonacres, Christchurch, Burghfield, Horton, Kingsmead, Wraysbury, Rockford, Bundy’s, Spice Pit, Irchester, St Ives, Wellington Country Park, etc.

The three keys to success

  • Location
  • Perseverance
  • Experience