Alan Blair




United Kingdom


Done a bit of fishing over the years... in fact... other than working allot and plenty of parties... fishing is all I have done for the last 25+ years J


Operations Director for Nash Tackle


personal best :PB Mirror 59lb 12oz PB Common – 55lb 40z PB Leather 44lb 12oz

favourite venues :Anywhere either mental and full of excitement and buzz OR the other end of the scale – somewhere WELL off the beaten track with NO other anglers and epic jungalsitic scenery

favourite rigs :Hook and Line – freelined stalking. LOVE a choddy too J If I’m fishing a bait hard on the deck then a blow out tube rig

favourite baits :Maggots, bread, floaters, Citruz pop Ups

other interests :

I have an amazing young family that I am REALLY enjoying being the father of and even at 32 I still love a BIG party once in a while to ‘let my hair down’ – I love music, dancing and generally having a ‘lovely time’ laughing with friends ideally in the sunshine somewhere.

influences :

My Dad, Terry Hearn, Nashy, Oli, Alfie, Carl and Alex and anyone I come into contact with who has Charisma and energy and is generally an old round ‘good’ guy.

favourite music :

Drum and Bass #STANDARD – I will listen to anything and everything but it’s the 160BPM, the strings, the pianos, the big vocals and of course the drums of some D+B that really get me going and have done for MANY years.

dislikes :

Pineapple, people drunk when I’m not, fishing anywhere busy when I cant get on fish, the dentist, barbless hooks, rules in general, queuing, these types of questionnaires :)

about me :

A lifelong angler Alan learned his skills on the canals and rivers of Buckinghamshire near his Milton Keynes home, progressing to carp with the rise of commercial fisheries before targeting big carp deliberately as a teenager.

Formerly a fisheries lecturer at Shuttleworth College, Alan has risen to Operations Director at Nash Tackle in just five years. Juggling a workload that would cripple most he still finds time to constantly add to a list of personal bests that is the envy of almost everyone, and is as likely to be found trotting for winter roach with a centrepin on a chalk stream as feeding floaters for summer carp. A great exponent of freelining, natural baits, stalking and surface fishing his non stop energy is his great strength as an angler.

Alan’s innovative Urban Banx series on the Nash website has developed a cult following, seeing him travel all over the UK and even into Europe to catch carp in some truly unique locations.

Kevin Nash himself maintains that were Alan to seriously target the species 'he would be the UK's most successful carp angler'.