LIVES: County Durham
OCCUPATION: Self-employed Pipe Layer
TOP ACHIEVEMENTS: Catching the current British Dace record and Scottish bream record in 2003.
- Barbel - 12lb 5oz
- Bream - 13lb 13oz
- Carp - 34lb 14oz
- Catfish - 183lb
- Chub - 6lb 5oz
- Dace - 1lb 5oz
- Grayling - 2lb 1oz
- Perch - 4lb 5oz
- Pike - 27lb 3oz
- Roach - 3lb 7oz
- Rudd - 2lb 10oz
- Tench - 9lb 12oz
- Crucian - 3lb 10oz
BEST CATCH: Four 3lb roach and nineteen roach over 2lb in 48 hours or twelve 3lb crucians in 36 hours.
FAVOURITE METHODS: Crucian fishing using the lift method, stick float fishing on the river for dace and chub, live baiting for perch or fishing maggot feeders for tench.
FAVOURITE VENUES: Lochnaw Castle in Scotland, Blenheim Palace in oxford, and Windermere in the Lake District.
ANGLING AMBITIONS: To catch a double-figure tench, 30lb pike, 5lb perch and to continue to enjoying the sport to help others catch big fish by design.
FAVOURITE ITEM OF TACKLE: Drennan Matchpro Ultralight 15ft Float Rod
ABOUT: I'm a determined type of guy that gives 110% when I'm on the bank trying to catch big fish. With limited time on the bank, it has to used wisely. I try and pick venues with good form for big fish and do plenty of homework before any planned trips.