Dean Macey

Team Trakker

Dean started fishing at a small lake at the end of his parent’s road back in 1989. After blanking on my first three trips, Dean was finally hooked when his float sailed away on the fourth trip and he landed an 8oz skimmer bream. An angler was born…

Following on from that pivotal moment, Dean match fished competitively on the local circuit before turning his attentions to carp for a number of years until 2004, when he started to take an interest in all species larger than average. Now Dean lets the weather dictate what he targets, from Grayling on fast-flowing chalk streams to Giant Siamese Carp and Arapaima out in Thailand.

Dean’s incredible tally of personal bests includes 280lb Arapaima, 190lb Mekong Catfish, 108lb Siamese Catfish, 186lb Wels Catfish, 15lb 8oz Barbel, 14lb 8oz Bream, 10lb 12oz Tench, 8lb 1oz Chub and a 3lb 2oz Roach!

Basically, if it swims, it’s not safe from Dean!

Hometown:
Essex
Occupation:
Coaching and fishing consultant, and TV presenter
Favourite Venue:
The rivers Lea and Wye, and Linear Fisheries, Oxford
UK PB:
43lb 3oz
EU PB:
51lb 2oz
Bivvy:
Tempest
Rods:
Daiwa Infinity
Reels:
Daiwa Basia QD
Alarms:
Delkim TXi
Terminal:
Korda & Guru
Bait:
Mainline
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Dean started fishing at a small lake at the end of his parent’s road back in 1989. After blanking on my first three trips, Dean was finally hooked when his float sailed away on the fourth trip and he landed an 8oz skimmer bream. An angler was born…

Following on from that pivotal moment, Dean match fished competitively on the local circuit before turning his attentions to carp for a number of years until 2004, when he started to take an interest in all species larger than average. Now Dean lets the weather dictate what he targets, from Grayling on fast-flowing chalk streams to Giant Siamese Carp and Arapaima out in Thailand.

Dean’s incredible tally of personal bests includes 280lb Arapaima, 190lb Mekong Catfish, 108lb Siamese Catfish, 186lb Wels Catfish, 15lb 8oz Barbel, 14lb 8oz Bream, 10lb 12oz Tench, 8lb 1oz Chub and a 3lb 2oz Roach!

Basically, if it swims, it’s not safe from Dean!

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  • Macey’s Comizo Mania!
    I have been fishing for about thirty years, and dipped my toe into most forms of angling, and over that time I have seen and...
    November 16th, 2018
  • Macey’s Italian Adventure!
    A couple of years ago I heard about a venue in Italy that was not only producing big fish, but lots of them. So,...
    March 29th, 2018
  • Macey’s Musings – September 2017
    Three years ago, I was introduced to a VERY special venue in France. Unknown to many, it’s as far from a commercial water as can...
    September 18th, 2017
  • Macey’s Musings – July 2017
    It’s fair to say that summer is my least favourite time of the year to fish and for the last few seasons I’ve put...
    July 17th, 2017
  • Macey’s Musings – June 2017
    Macey’s Musings – June 2017 This time of year is normally all about tench for me. I can’t remember the last time I missed...
    June 13th, 2017
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