|Occupation||Preston Innovations Consultant|
|Personal Best Match Weight||323lbs 11oz|
|Angling Achievements||1989 World Champion|
3 Team England Gold medals
World Club Championship winner
Parkdean Masters Champion
3 x UK Champion
Previous holder of the 5 hour World Record Match weight
|Favourite Venue||White Acres|
|Favourite Method||Any that catch fish|
|Item of tackle I wouldn't be without||PR36 Hooks|
|Angling Ambition||To keep breathing at my age and to win Gold at the World Feeder Championships|
12th December 2012
World individual and team champion, world match record holder, world club champion, UK Champion, Parkdean Master... Tommy Pickering's angling CV is up there among the best. Here Angling Times looks back to his early years.
1st December 2011
Well done Tommy.
1st May 2011
A fantastic moment for an angler who has played a key role in modernising angling
1st April 2011
Tommy Pickering’s junior coaching sessions have been a resounding success. Jon Arthur witnessed first-hand what a massive service they provide to the future generation of pole anglers.
1st March 2011
Former World Champion Tom Pickering, a man who’s ridden the rollercoaster of fishing and adapted his style to become one of the UK’s best commercial water anglers.
1st August 2010
You won’t find a more popular or more decorated man in match fishing than Tommy Pickering. We grabbed the genial former World Champion for a quick chat about life, football, fishing and that disastrous double dry net
Check out this video of Tommy using the Inline Pellet Feeder, shot at Whiteacres as part of Winning Pegs 3, the FREE DVD from Preston Innovations.
Fish O' Mania runner-up looks to go one better
Tommy's been enjoying a good run of form recently with a number of match successes. He's still plugging away at gaining entry to the Fish'o'mania final, and just missed out with a 4th position place.
"A bit more luck and I'd have qualified, but it's given me the drive to keep going because I really want to be a part of the final again this year," he smiles. "I've also been enjoying the filming of the new Absolute Match Fishing series we're doing for Sky Sports. I'm presenting the programme so it's a really exciting project for me.
"The first day at the Stainforth Canal with Lee Kerry worked out really well and we were catching bream all day long for the cameras. I then moved onto Lindholme with my daughter, Emma. That was a fantastic day and the family aspect and competition provided some good material for the filming.
"The series will air this summer and trust me, you'll not want to miss it. It's going to be great!"
30th March 2011
Improve Your Coarse Fishing published an article on Tommy Pickering's glittering career to date...Click here to read it now...