The DNA Podcast
A carp-fishing podcast series hosted by Lee ‘Mozza’ Morris, covering all the latest goings-on from the world of DNA Baits and featuring a big-name interview each month.
info_outline #020 ROGER BACON 10/21/2020
#020 ROGER BACON We are absolutely delighted to welcome back Roger Bacon to The DNA Podcast! If you follow the DNA social-media channels, Roger will need very little introduction, as he has been smashing them on Grenvilles once again this year, as he does wherever he goes. Roger has been one of the lucky few to gets his hands on our test bait, The Bug, and recently enjoyed his best-ever session on Grenvilles using it, an incredible haul of 40 fish in a couple of days. We talk to Roger about The Bug, his many triumphs on Grenvilles, his summer successes on Christchurch Lake at Linch Hill, and the devastating rig he spoke about in his first appearance in The DNA Podcast back in April. As one of the proprietors of the Northern Angling Show, Roger also gives us an update on what the future might hold for the show in the current climate. Plus, Mozza gives us an update on his antics this summer, which has seen him plunder the stocks of Kingsmead Island Lake and, of course, the legendary Rainbow Lake in France.
info_outline #019 NICKY MILLS 07/09/2020
#019 NICKY MILLS Our special guest for episode 19 of The DNA Podcast is undoubtedly one of the most successful big-carp anglers in the country at the present time. Nicky Mills already boasts a photo album most mere mortals would take several lifetimes to even come close to matching, and his appetite for catching big carp shows no signs of slowing down! In this two-hour interview with Lee ‘Mozza’ Morris, Nicky recalls his time on the Essex Manor, where he spanked them on a winter ticket; the rarely talked about Aveley syndicate; the Walthamstow complex, where one of the highlights was his capture of the Lockwood Common; Kingsmead Island Lake, where his captures included Leachy's and Roids; and much, much more besides. A really entertaining and interesting interview with a naturally gifted angler. Enjoy!
info_outline #018 OLLY SANDERS 06/02/2020
#018 OLLY SANDERS The DNA Podcast returns with our 18th episode, featuring special guest and DNA consultant, Olly Sanders. Based in Kent, Olly cut his teeth on the country’s most popular day-ticket waters, but has recently concentrated on the Horton complex on the RK Leisure, which brought him one of the most speculator carp in the country, the incredible Woodcarving at 38lb 8oz in 2018. For the first time, Olly goes in-depth about this very special capture. Mozza also updates us with what he’s been up to since lockdown measures were lifted, as got he got his Kingsmead Island Lake ticket under way. Available for your listening pleasure on Apple, Spotify and Libsyn.
info_outline #017 ROGER BACON 04/14/2020
#017 ROGER BACON We’ve got another treat for you this week on ‘The DNA Podcast’, as we’ve managed to track down an angler loads of you have requested! Roger Bacon is considered one of the best big-carp anglers in the country by those in the know. Very much the thinking man’s angler, Roger boasts a wealth of big carp under his belt, including numerous forties and fifties. In this interview, Roger talks about his early days fishing in the North West and his time on Darenth and Elstow, where he landed one of the most-coveted fish in the country, the Mother, which had been on the missing list for more than three years! We also get Roger on the subject of rigs, something that play a massive part in his angling. Roger goes in depth about what he calls the hooking-to-sucking ratio and the rig he devised to try and maximum as many pick-ups as possible. Another must-listen podcast!
info_outline #016 VINNY PRITCHARD 04/06/2020
#016 VINNY PRITCHARD Episode 16 of ‘The DNA Podcast’ features special guest, John ‘Vinny’ Pritchard, a long-time DNA user, a big-fish angler of some repute, a fishery owner and the man behind YouTube series, ‘Vinny’s Vlog’. Mozza talks to Vinny about his campaign on Girton Pit, which saw him land two of the lake’s three A-teamers, Measles at 48lb and Tutti at 54lb 4oz, in the space of a month last spring. As you’d expect from Vinny, he is extremely candid and talks about the rigs, bait and spots that have brought him so much success on this challenging venue. Vinny also give us an insight into his own fishery, Stables Carp Fishery in East Yorkshire.
info_outline #015 MARK SIMMONDS – BANGED UP ABROAD ***CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE!*** 03/29/2020
#015 MARK SIMMONDS – BANGED UP ABROAD ***CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE!*** This one comes with a serious bad-language warning, so make sure you aren’t in earshot of the kids when you play this one. To set the scene, Mark Simmonds flew to Trinidad earlier in the month in the hope of staying there for five weeks, but when things got serious back in the UK, he had to return home. As you might expect from Simmo, that journey home was anything but plain sailing! ***CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE!***
info_outline #014 IAIN MACMILLAN 03/26/2020
#014 IAIN MACMILLAN In the 14th episode of The DNA Podcast, Mozza catches up with Iain Macmillan to find out how he is faring during lockdown. Tong also gives us the low-down on his latest successes on Blackthorn Fishery, the highlight being a stunning 40lb-plus mirror. The lads also chew the fat about the current situation as, like all of us, they try to adjust to life stuck at home and no fishing! If you are in the mood for some serious belly laughs, this is well worth a listen! :-)
info_outline #012 MARK BARTLETT 02/06/2020
#012 MARK BARTLETT The DNA Podcast returns with our longest episode yet at more than two hours! This month’s guest needs very little introduction, as he’s one of the most natural and prolific carp anglers in the country, not to mention a World, European and two-time British champion! In this in-depth interview conducted by the one and only Lee ‘Mozza’ Morris, Mark Bartlett goes into great detail about what it’s really like to run a fishery, something a lot of anglers dream of! We also learn about what separates Bart from the mere mortals, and why he feels he has so much success on the match scene and the country’s busy circuit waters. Bart also explains the story about why he shared the biggest carp he’s ever caught, an 82-pounder from Croatia, with his good friend, Tom Maker, and what he thinks about the people who dismissed it!
info_outline #011 CHRIS 'BONESY' HOLMES 12/20/2019
#011 CHRIS 'BONESY' HOLMES The 11th and final DNA Podcast episode of the year features special guest, the lovable, affable Chris ‘Bonesy’ Holmes, as he talks to Mozza about his life in angling. A former British and world champion, Bonesy boasts an incredible match record and has worked in the trade for a number of years.
info_outline #010 IAIN MACMILLAN 12/03/2019
#010 IAIN MACMILLAN In the 10th episode of The DNA Podcast, Mozza catches up with the one and only Mr Iain Macmillan. Most people will know what Tong has been through over the past 12 months, so to hear him in such high spirits is absolutely fantastic. Tong talks about his current situation and his time working within the industry as a full-time consultant, and looks ahead to the future, as we begin filming Winter Series 5, as well as the return of the DNA Open-Access Series in 2020! Another great interview with an angling legend! #dnabaits #dnapodcast #carp #carpfishing #carpangling
info_outline #009 RAINBOW SPECIAL - LEE MORRIS 11/11/2019
#009 RAINBOW SPECIAL - LEE MORRIS We’ve got something a little bit different for you in episode nine of ‘The DNA Podcast’, as we join Lee ‘Mozza’ Morris for an in-session piece covering his latest two-week trip to the mighty Rainbow Lake in France.
info_outline #007 James Anderson 08/29/2019
#007 James Anderson A much more jubilant (he’s finally caught a carp!) Lee ‘Mozza’ Morris welcomes James Anderson to The DNA Podcast. As well as having caught UK carp to more than 50lb, James is an extremely interesting character, having worked as a college lecturer in fishery management, a fish farmer and an angling tutor. Mozza and James get scientific as they discuss the anatomy of a carp, talking sensory systems, hearing, eyesight, sense of smell, taste buds and many other things besides. A very interesting chat with
info_outline #006 Alex Bransby 08/20/2019
#006 Alex Bransby It seems like everything that could go wrong has gone wrong for Mozza this month! Thankfully, however, after ‘Mozza’s Monthly Moan’, Lee is joined on the banks of Bishops Bowl Fishery by one of DNA’s dedicated big-fish anglers, Alex Bransby. No stranger to the bait world, having made his own bait for a number of years, Alex joined the DNA team last year and has had some great results on Secret 7 since. He talks to Mozza about a very special fish he’s currently got his sights on and some of his mor
info_outline #005 – Jason Trought, Part 2 07/15/2019
#005 – Jason Trought, Part 2 The much-anticipated second part of Mozza’s interview with DNA gaffer, Jase Trought. This intriguing episode covers every aspect of DNA’s formation and expansion, from the story behind the name, to Steve Carrie’s involvement with the company, to where we are today.
info_outline #004 - Jason Trought, Part 1 05/31/2019
#004 - Jason Trought, Part 1 The DNA Podcast #004 – Jason Trought, Part 1 – The fourth episode of our monthly podcast series hosted by Lee ‘Mozza’ Morris is the first of a two-parter with DNA gaffer, Jason Trought, aka ‘The Mystery Man of DNA’. Despite preferring to stay out of the limelight, we managed to convince Jase to appear on the podcast so we could delve into his mind. In the first episode, Jase talks about his own fishing and where it all began for him in the barren North, before progressing on to his love affair w
info_outline #003 Jay 'Mungo' Cater 05/17/2019
#003 Jay 'Mungo' Cater The DNA Podcast #003 – Jay ‘Mungo’ Cater – The third episode of our monthly podcast series hosted by Lee ‘Mozza’ Morris, covering all the latest goings-on from the world of DNA Baits. In this month’s big-name interview, Mozza travels to Wellington Country Park to catch up with long-time DNA consultant and RidgeMonkey product development manager, Jay ‘Mungo’ Cater. Mungo has caught numerous big fish in the UK, but these days spends a lot of his time targeting monsters on the Continent, catc
info_outline #002 Perry Alabaster 04/23/2019
#002 Perry Alabaster The DNA Podcast #002 – Perry Alabaster – The second episode of our monthly podcast series hosted by Lee ‘Mozza’ Morris, covering all the latest goings-on from the world of DNA Baits. In this month’s big-name interview, Mozza catches up with one of the sport’s most successful big-carp anglers, Perry Alabaster, on the banks of Myths Pool, Essex. Perry has caught an incredible 46 UK forties and six UK forties during his illustrious carp-angling career and is showing no signs of slowing down! Perry
info_outline #001 Simon Crow 03/15/2019
#001 Simon Crow The DNA Podcast #001 – Simon Crow – The first episode of a brand-new podcast series hosted by Lee ‘Mozza’ Morris, covering all the latest goings-on from the world of DNA Baits. In this month’s big-name interview, Mozza is joined on the banks of Orchid Lakes in Oxfordshire by one of the most successful anglers in the history of the sport, Simon Crow. The lads talk foreign adventures and big carp!