Joules Humm

Home Town: Brighton, East Sussex

Mr consistant himself, we simply cannot keep up with the catch reports that Joules sends in, there are literally that many… but we wouldn’t want him any other way. Joules has caught some truly special fish from home and abroad, all on his favoured Vita-lac range.  Joules happy place is certainly by the side of his rods on one of the RK Leisures venues!

What do you do for a living?

Carpenter by trade

When did you start fishing and who was or still is your biggest influence?

My biggest angling influence was my father, who took me fishing as often as possible, when I was a young lad. We mainly fished The River Thames and the odd local lake, for a variety of species, from silvers to tench, barbel and carp.

What style of angler are you? Do you set your sights on one particular target whether it be a specific fish or do you go to catch as many as possible in the time you have?

These days I am predominantly a carp angler, of which all are welcome, although I do have a few specific target fish.

What are your strengths and when are you out of your comfort zone?

I think my main strength is being able to adapt to a variety of different situations, using the water crafts I have picked up along the way. This covers fishing small or large waters, in the margins,snags and weed, to large open water at range, using spod and marker or even boat work.

I love the buzz and anticipation of fishing new waters which take me out of my comfort zone.

What is your personal best and what was your most memorable capture?

PB’s: UK mirror 54.2lb.

UK common 42.4lb.

European PB 64.10lb mirror.

Among the many memorable captures I’ve been lucky enough to have over the years I think seeing my first UK 50 slipping over the net cord has to be right up there with the best of them, especially as it was a target fish.

What is your biggest bit of advice you can offer someone when it comes to the sport?

Some of the best advice I can offer, when it comes to our sport, is patience, perseverance and to listen to all advice, with an open mind. Read between the lines and take from it what you feel will benefit you in your angling. Most importantly don’t forget to enjoy what you are doing.

What is your go to rig / bait / method when you first start on a water?

When first starting on a water, my two “go to” rigs would be a small pop-up on a short stiff hinge rig and/or a basic blow back rig with a bottom bait. Fishing for a bite at a time, while slowly working out the jigsaw piece by piece.

What RG products do you use and why?

I like to use Rgbaits products, because not only are they palatable, digestible and nutritional but in my opinion, they are as good, if not better than anything else out there on the market. I can honestly say that have 100% total confidence in their bait/products. My personal preference is the Vita-lac which I find to be a good all year round bait, which has served me well over the years.

What three items couldn’t you be without when fishing?

1 camera for obvious reasons.

2 kettle not just for a brew but also for steaming rigs etc.

3 quick link swivels nothing worse than tieing unnecessary knots on them cold nights lol.