I first started fishing when I was 6 on Exeter Canal for perch and bream, drowning maggots etc. On moving to Lympstone near Exmouth on the river Exe I joined Exmouth Sea Angling association and went beach fishing and eventually Deep-Sea fishing where I was too frequently laying ‘ground bait’ for the other anglers, so that put an end to deep-sea fishing.
I was introduced to the ART of Fly-fishing when I was about 20 and join the local Fly-fishing club in our area called KENNICK FLYFISHING ASSCATION (KFFA) and learnt the trade of fly-fishing and fly-tying. After entering lots of completions through KFFA and making it through to our England National on many times, I made the ENGLAND TEAM on two occasions, 2000, and 2003 where I was lucky to of been awarded TEAM GOLD both times.
In 2014 I was asked to be Reserve in the ENGLAND TEAM to fish the Commonwealth Fly-fishing Championships (at short notice) being held in DEVON and CORNWALL, England where the TEAM achieved the SILVER award. I was selected to go to CANADA to fish again and we had a fantastic time but unfortunally not in medal contention. But I must have done something right because the captain has picked me again to go to NORTHERN IRELAND in 2018.