Andy May

My Dad got me into fishing when i was around 3 years old and Angler Andy May
ever since then I've literally been hooked!  From the age of 6 I fished in local junior matches and then from the age of 9 fished in senior club and open matches. I won a large senior open match aged 12 on the river weaver and that’s when things started to happen as regards sponsorship and getting recognised for the England Youth team. I represented England at youth level two times and in 1996 was individual silver medallist and as a team we got the bronze medal. From there I started to chase the Kamasan matchman of the year for points and went on to be the youngest ever winner of the competition in 2000, winning the event two more times in succession in 2001 and 2002. Lots of individual wins and framing places at various venues from commercials to rivers, reservoirs and canals over the next few years before finally qualifying for my first Fishomania final in 2008 at Cudmore fisheries where I came 4th and just missed out on a cheque for £5k for the biggest fish which I netted just 10 seconds after the all out! Doh!!! After qualifying again in 2012 and not fairing well it was finally 3rd time lucky in 2016 when I managed to win and secure a massive £50k payday, wohoo. I've qualified another two times for the Fisho final along with the golden reel where I came 3rd in 2019 and the Maver final. It’s still my goal to win another major final but more importantly to carry on enjoying this amazing sport and hopefully bringing joy to lots of fellow anglers via my coaching days or through our YouTube channel, winning ways! 


1996 world youth silver medallist

Youngest Kamasan matchman of the year 2000,2001,2002

2008 Whiteacres Festival runner up

2012 ACA individual champion

2014 Angling Trust individual champion

Maver finalist 2012

5 x Fishomania finallist

2016 Fisho champion

Golden reel individual 3rd 2019

2020 silverfish final individual 3rd


My top 5 Preston Innovations products are 

  1. Superium X90 pole
  2. Superium carp pole
  3. F1 maggot pole floats
  4. Absolute 36 seat box
  5. XS 4 metre landing net handle