A life-long angler I am, at the age of 44, able to live a very fortunate life. Based in the West Midlands, effectively dead centre in the UK, I have managed to combine my passions for angling, photography and travel into my dream occupation.
Having gained a Doctorate in Fisheries Ecology from the University of Birmingham in 1997 I have published numerous scientific papers on the behaviour of coarse fish in several peer-review journals.
Over fourteen years I worked in the fishing tackle industry as a Brand Manager, Marketing Director, Product Director and International Sales and Marketing Director for several companies. In late 2009 I decided to establish my own company and have since worked in a variety of roles, with numerous companies, both large and small. Now every day can be a diverse mix of product design and innovation, marketing and media work, photography and with a little bit of guided fishing thrown into the mix!
I love to share my passion for fishing and have contributed well over half a million words to most of the leading fishing magazines and websites around Europe, including weekly columns for both Anglers Mail in the past and currently Angling Times in the UK.
My fishing takes me all over the globe, although there is still nothing that compares to being on the banks of an English river on a Summers morning. I fish for anything that swims, from trotting for grayling on a tiny borders spate river, to lure fishing for pike on the huge lowland reservoirs.
Even after so many years of being completely surrounded by fishing my desire to fish and learn more about the underwater world is undiminished and my search for knowledge is still my driving inspiration.