Stick float?

Scott Johnson founder and owner of Soar Tackle, has been fishing for well over 30 years. Scott started his main fishing career fishing the local match circuits in and around Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire picking up a number of trophies along the way. In early 2000 Scott eventually gave up the match scene mainly due to the increase of commercials. Having honed his craft on the rivers Scott turned to specimen hunting on rivers and still waters.

With an in depth local knowledge of many waters especially his much loved stretch of the river Soar at Sutton Bonington. Scott is a bit of a traditional angler preferring to fish float rods and feeders, earning him the nick name ‘Stick float’ some 20 odd years ago. That said he is a keen pole angler on canals and still waters.

Scott say’s “my aim is to pass my knowledge on to fellow anglers young and old, I enjoy nothing more than helping someone on the bank and seeing that with just a few slight changes, their angling can improve massively. After all if it wasn’t for people like Ivan Marks and Ian Heaps to name but a few helping me I wouldn’t of learnt half of what I know now.”

A respected angler Scott has become an Angling Trust coach to help pass on his knowledge. He also contributes to a few popular fishing publications as well as having an input in to Marukyu UK.

You can follow Scott’s fishing on here or through our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Scott is currently busy writing his first book on fishing with a look at traditional styles and some forgotten arts. So keep an eye out on for sneak previews in on the bank with Scott.

Don’t forget you can always pop in to our shop in Kegworth for a browse and a chat over a brew.

Looking for somewhere new to fish you can check out some of the many local waters by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Tight lines

Scott & Katharine Johnson

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