I began fishing at around 9 years of age, initially I would spend hours on end down the local Staffs & Worcester Canal before gradually moving onto commercials as i got older. I didn’t actually start match fishing until the age of 14 but i quickly progressed as i won the club aggregate in my second year with a few rounds to spare. I then gradually moved onto the open match circuit with the help of Simon Christian who I owe a lot of my early success too.
At age 16 i joined the mighty Maver Tipton where i enjoyed some fantastic results. Age 18 i was asked to join Maver Midlands, this is where I quickly progressed as at the time the team was a force to be reckoned with, we enjoyed a number of team and individual successes on variety of venues. It was at this time that i began fishing the Angling Trust Intermediate nationals, this was a fantastic period of life as for 5 years we dominated the nationals winning four gold medals and one silver. We had a fantastic team, some of who are now England internationals!
During this period, I also qualified for the Fish'O'mania final at the age of 20, sadly the draw wasn't kind to me and I didn't catch a lot! After this I have enjoyed lots of success on a variety of venues. Recently I made the move to do a little more feeder fishing during the summer months with some great success, I just missed out on making the Feedermasters final in 2019 twice by finishing 2nd in zone!
2020 i plan on trying to make one of the major finals and improving on some other aspects of match fishing.
|Personal Best Match Weight|
|232lb at the fantastic Lindholme Lakes complex, Although my most memorable is 48lb of Roach from Tamar Lakes.|
|2014 Fish'O'Mania Finalist, 4 x Intermediate national Team Gold medalist, 2016 200 peg North vs South individual winner, 2016 Preston Innovations Matchman of the year finalist, Angling Trust winter league 2017 3rd overall individually, Catch More Media Wi|
|Patshull Park and Tamar Lakes|
|Feeder fishing for Bream|
|Item of tackle I would not be without|
|The 12ft 6" 50g Supera is by far the most versatile rod i have ever used!|
|I'd love to make a major final again and obviously win one!|