Aqua Team

We all share the same passion, but we go about things in a different manner...


Andy Cadwallader

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Andy Cadwallader

Andy, known as Chod, has been an integral part of Aqua for almost 10 years and has an unprecedented knowledge and understanding of the Aqua user and how the products are used having extensive knowledge on products and the quality required to meet the demands of the modern angler. Andy began on the factory floor making the legendary Aqua 50" & 60" Brollys and has progressed to be Brand Manager for the company. His carp fishing takes him all over Europe and he fishes some of the best waters in the UK and Europe to put the products through their paces.

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  • UK PB: 37lb 8oz
  • Age: 36
  • Strengths: Easily Adaptable
  • Sponsors: No Sponsors
  • Points of interest: Back in his army days Andy used to fish representing the Army Angling Federation Group 8, Andy won his first ever match at the age of 12.
Damian Clarke

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Damian Clarke

Well known throughout the sport as a key member of the Korda team, Damian's perfectionist approach to his fishing and development of new products bring the successful results that he demands.

As an ex-BCAC champion and with a host of big fish to his name, he has the attributes required to become an integral member of the Aqua team.

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  • UK PB: 45lb 12oz   EU PB: 93lb 8oz
  • Age: 44
  • Strengths: Particle fishing and spodding at range.
  • Sponsors: Korda, Daiwa, Aqua Products® and Mainline Baits
  • Points of interest: Director at Korda Developments and senior product developer. Fishing wise, first British angler to catch 3 different 80lb + fish from 3 different lakes.
Myles Gibson

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Myles Gibson

Highly respected northern angler Myles Gibson has almost two decades of angling experience and grew up fishing in and around Cheshire, the birth place of Aqua Products®. He is well respected in the North West and has a long standing record of big fish captures under his belt. The past few years have seen him travel further afield and with a tally of 20 UK 40LB fish to his name.

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  • UK PB: 51.7lb Common / 48.10 Mirror
  • Age: 28
  • Strengths: Myles likes to see the bigger angling picture and picks up quickly on his targets behaviour and preferred areas to feed and spend time... never giving up no matter how demanding or draining the fishing may be.
  • Sponsors: Korda, Sticky Baits, Phatfish and Aqua
  • Points of interest: Catching three forties and a thirty five linear in one winter session shows how Myles knows his stuff.
James Armstrong

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James Armstrong

James has fished from a very young age, mainly for carp but also many other specimen coarse fish with an impressive photo album he boasts personal best Pike of 28lb, Perch to 3lb 14oz, and Tench to 9lb plus. James prefers large windswept low stock pits and is equally at home here or on a river dotting down his stick float for roach. A versatile angler who loves the summer and the cat and mouse chase of floater fishing.

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  • UK PB: 47lb 4oz Common / 44 Mirror
  • Age: 31
  • Strengths: Easily Adaptable
  • Sponsors: CC Moore
  • Points of interest: James has an incredible talent for film and photography and has worked within the industry for the past 10 years.
Etienne Gebel

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Etienne Gebel

A very well-respected carp angler in Germany, Etienne Gebel has been fishing for carp since 1985 and still has an amazing love for the sport. His versatility born from the gin clear pits situated near to his home to targeting carp on the colossal River Rhine has developed his amazing watercraft and believes that this is what stands him out from the crowd.

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  • PB: 68lb 3oz Mirror / 67lb 2oz Common
  • Age: 40
  • Strengths: Adaptability in his approach, an acute eye for detail, amazing watercraft skills
  • Sponsors: Aqua Products®, Korda, CC Moore, Navitas, Fortis Eyewear, JAG Products
  • Points of interest: Etienne loves his photography, has a keen interest in the marketing of his sponsors and also works as a product developer in the medical business.
Andy Ormrod

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Andy Ormrod

Highly capable northern angler Andy Ormrod has over three decades of angling experience under his belt. He grew up fishing in and around his home town of Bolton in the heart of the North West, predominantly for carp & pike, although he is an all-round angler and makes his living as a full time accredited angling coach. As part of his business he spends a great deal of time on the bank and to aid this Andy uses Aqua Products extensively, making him the ideal person to test products over extended periods.

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  • UK PB’s: 38lb 14oz Mirror, 35lb 8oz Common
  • European PB: 57lb 10oz Mirror
  • Age: 40
  • Strengths: A thought provoking and systematic angler, Andy easily adapts to any situation he is faced with and his ability to pass on his knowledge to help others achieve their goals is second to none.
  • Sponsors: Aqua Products, Sticky Baits
  • Points of interest: In my business as an angling tutor I generally work with beginners and anglers who want to improve some aspect of their fishing. Some of my proudest moments have been helping my customers catch personal bests on species specific tutorials - some of the highlights are a 33lb Oxfordshire mirror carp, a 28lb northern English pike and a 40lb UK catfish.
  • Interesting Fact: My favourite capture was that of an ancient Lake Cassien mirror of 57lb 10oz.
Chris Manifold

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Chris Manifold

Chris currently lives in the south of England where he runs a successful fish farm and rears some of the finest fish in the UK, Chris is still active with design and development with Aqua Products® and has input on a daily basis. When Chris is not working he likes to get the rods out and has great success in doing so, it also enables Chris to move with the times and keep up with the modern anglers and see whats required in his future developments. Chris puts his success in angling down to his baiting strategy where he uses his vast knowledge of bait and application to get the desired results, he has great confidence in applying the right bait at the right time and is not afraid to think outside the box when it comes to bait.

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  • UK PB: 43lb 8oz Mirror / 39lb 14oz Common
  • Age: 50
  • Strengths: Chris is leader not a follower he has his own ideas and is not afraid to try something new.
  • Sponsors: Aqua Products®
  • Points of interest: Chris is highly respected within the fishing industry for his revolutionary design of the Armadillo with a career in design and manufacturing leading back over 15 years he is well known for his creativeness and his demand for quality and craftsmanship.