Meet The Team

Meet Team Beechwood Baits!

Barry Smith - Video Bio

Promotions Manager - YouTube Channel

With a passion for angling that started at the age of 10, fishing the bridgewater canal in Runcorn, the Liverpool parks such as Sefton, Princess and Greenback Park, Barry cut his teeth with rod and line for anything he could catch. He eventually settled on a match style of fishing, and his "go to" methods are pellet waggled / bomb and pellet.


He gets huge satisfaction from helping others on the bank, so if you see him out fishing, say hello, he's even happy to share his tips and tricks with you!


Check out Barrys blog - 'Fishing on the Edge!'

Stewart Rusling - Video Bio

Youth Team Co-ordinator

Stewart is a real all round angler, having done everything from Sea, to Fly, to carp and match style fishing! He has a particular passion for the carp, and is currently doing rather well on all the match style venues he's visiting.


He also does a lot of stuff with the Fishing In The Northwest guys, angling really is in his blood!

Anthony Tolley - Video Bio

Sponsored Angler


Anthony joins us as a Sponsored Angler, hailing from Wolverhampton. He's been fishing for over 30 years, dedicating the last decade to targeting carp. Anthony fishes mainly day ticket waters all over the UK, where he's accounted for some cracking fish to over 30lb. Since joining the team Ant has also taken a lake record mirror on The Musselberry!

Adam Bowen - Video Bio

Sponsored Angler


Adam has a huge depth of experiance, fishing for all course species for over 25years. He also runs the very successful web site (go check them out, awseome web site full of information!). He fishes a vast array of waters all over the North West and beyond, with a passion for flowing water he enjoys; The Trent, Severn, Dee, Ribble, Dane, Weaver and Mersey!

Steven Schofield

Sponsored Angler


A long time user of Beechwood Baits products, Steven has also commissioned custom baits with us, and put them to very good use alomst emptying his local water on a weekly basis! Ste likes fishing day ticket waters around the North West, and particularly enjoys fishing year round, when some hang the rods up, he gets out even more often!

Andrew Grover - Video Bio

Sponsored Angler


Andy is carp mad, no other way to desctibe him. He's the driving force behind the Carpmonsters team, pairing himself with Den, the lads are on a mission and are regulars at the World Carp Masters events. They have Beechwood backing all the way, and beyond!!

Liam Watts - Video Bio

Sponsored Angler


The team at Beechwood Baits is super important to us, it's the life blood in everything we do. Liam has been a friend of ours for some time now, and as we've become closer it's ever more apparent that he has some valuable attributes, not least of which is his attitude to his fishing, that we felt would add a new dimension to the team.


A brilliant angler, with an enormous amount of passion!

He is, the Beecwhood Ninja!

Denis Ryan - Video Bio

Sponsored Angler


Having spent the best part of three decades exploring waters all over France, Denis has an amazing depth of knowlege of fishing on the continent.


Making the journey over several times a year, hes got no plans on stopping any time soon!

Jonathan Wells - Video Bio

Sponsored Angler


Jonathan fishes a number of waters dotted around the North West, and has big plans to fish many more!


Having recently welcomed his son into the world, Jonathan has his hands full as all new parents do. Now things are settling in and sleep is gradually becoming the norm again, Jonathan is eager to get on the banks even more than ever!

Gary Palmer

Sponsored Angler


Gary is an out and out match man, and demonstrated his angling powers to us the very first trip he took out with us; during a friendly match, at a venue he'd never even seen before, he weighed in top weight! Not only that, but he won by some margin, taking double the weight of the chap in second place.


An amazing angler, and an amazingly nice guy too!

You can follow his match fishing adventures here

Phil Truman

Sponsored Angler


Having been fishing since the age of 5, when his grandad left him some of gear, Phil started fishing for bits and quickly got into the match scene, where he stayed for a few years. Then gradually he moved on to carp and barbel, whilst he still fishes for other species, carp are now his main target. He's not really into easy waters, and his current focus is on a 209 acre res which holds some incredible fish!

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