For over twenty five years, Martin Symonds has been writing articles about carp fishing and Japanese koi carp.

His father Norman Symonds created Waveney Valley Lakes Caravan Park  in 1963. Over the next twenty five years this became the first commercial big carp fishery in the UK, which then became a mecca for the leading carp anglers to come too. Over these years Martin was fortunate enough to fish with anglers like Lenny Middleton, Rod Hutchison, Kevin Maddocks, Jack Hilton and many more.

Since 1995, Martin has written hundreds of articles in all the leading koi magazines around the world, from the USA, Holland, Indonesia, Japan, Germany and the UK.

Martin’s articles on carp fishing and the history dating back to those early days at the beginning of carp fishing can be found regularly in the Carpology magazines.