|Occupation||Car Mechanic for Audi|
|Personal Best||22lb carp|
|Average Session Length||24 hour at weekends when I can but a 12 hour midweek session mainly|
I’m a proud father to 10 year old football mad, Leon. If you can’t find me at work or fishing you’ll find me in the gym with my girlfriend Michelle.
I started fishing when I was about 6, mainly with my Dad and Grandad on family holidays. I soon got hooked and regularly fished my local canal with ‘hand me’ down tackle. I then moved onto local commercial fisheries, match style with friends during Summer holidays. When I left high school I found a passion for rugby union and regrettably gave up my fishing to concentrate on rugby. A decade later and half my bones broken, dislocated and metal platted I retired early and got back into my fishing but for specimen carp. I’ve only been fishing for big carp for three years so I would class myself as a beginner to be honest but I do know what I’m doing…. most of the time!
I’m also a keen wildlife photographer and birdwatcher. …. apart from coots and tufties obviously!
|Fish for any other species?||People may frown but I do like a big tench from time to time and I have a couple of sessions during the winter for pike and perch|
|Favourite Venue||Blakemere in Shropshire|
|Favourite Rig||the KD rig, it’s so simple and affective|
|Favourite Hook bait||wafter bollie|
|Treasured Angling Item||sunglasses, I love stalking in Summer and I’d rather forget my rod than my glasses|
|Your biggest angling inspiration||I’d have to say my Dad and Grandad for getting me started|
|Your life time angling goal||to catch a 30lb common and mirror….. and a 10lb tench!|
|Most memorable angling moment?||boat fishing for Chinook Salmon in Canada|
|One piece of angling advice you could give someone?||Don’t go to a venue with tunnel vision already knowing what peg you want to be on, find the fish and what your fishing over.|
Popup or bottom bait?
Boilies or particles?
Syndicate or Day ticket?
Urban Adventure or Lost in the wilderness?
Lost In The Wilderness
Stick or Pod?
Tight or slack lines ?
and finally …
Did you know many years ago when we were kids my sister got caught short and filled her wellies!