NAME: Joe Roberts
OCCUPATION: Retired and international coach for England Ladies, Juniors and Disabled teams
- Sealink record in Ireland (117kg, 500 pegs)
- Thames Champs (115 teams of 12)
- 3x World Champs Gold
- 1x World Champs Silver
- 1x World Champs individual Gold (2012 Portugal)
- 2x River Nene Champion
BIGGEST FISH: 20lb 6oz carp – but my best ever fish was a 3oz borga that helped me win the Veterans World Championship!
BEST MATCH WEIGHT: 286lb of mainly roach in Denmark
FAVOURITE METHODS: Feeder for bream
FAVOURITE VENUES: Ferry Meadows, Peterborough and Packington Fishery, Meriden
ANGLING AMBITIONS: To win gold again with the England Veterans and become the first English team to win three consecutive golds!
FAVOURITE ITEM OF TACKLE: Acolyte Feeder rods
Joe Roberts has fished all of his life and, despite being happily retired, he continues to be heavily involved with fishing. As an England Ladies, Disabled and Junior coach he has helped countless anglers advance in the sport.
He also still competes and is a regular match winner, which includes winning both team and individual gold medals with England at the Veterans World Championship.