Despite being born in central London, Paul Garner comes from a family who's history has been intertwined with angling for generations. During his teens Paul spent most of his time match fishing with local clubs, travelling to such exotic venues as the Hampshire Avon and Great Ouse on the weekly coach outing. During the mid-eighties Paul began tench fishing, and then carp fishing in earnest. This set the die for Paul's future fishing career with a gradual move towards specialist angling and tackling his chosen quarry in both the environment and time of his choosing.
Paul now fishes for 'larger than average' fish of all species both in Britain and around the World. Highlights include roach and rudd to three and a half pounds, bream over thirteen pounds and carp to thirty seven pounds. Paul has also taken catfish to 143lb and common skate to 116lb, yet he still gets most enjoyment from plotting the downfall of the specimens in fisheries much closer to home.
Paul has a Doctorate in fish behaviour and has spent more than a decade working on subjects as diverse as the survival of barbel eggs, seasonal movements of dace in chalk streams, habitat improvement in lowland rivers and factors affecting the growth of coarse fish. Today, Paul is boss of consultancy firm Aquatic Research and Management and writes for several angling magazines on both angling and fisheries management issues.