I became interested in coarse fishing through visits to my Auntie Peggy’s in Oulton Broad and it was Match Fishing I became most involved with. Soon after I started fishing matches I was lucky enough to represent Scotland, eventually on well over 100 occasions including 21 World Championships (my best placing was 5th in 1993). I was also proud to be Scotland team Captain and Manager for 8 years and chairman of the Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling. I’ve largely retired from competitions for the last few years but still love fishing now and again.
Just keeping my list of UK species here lest I forget – Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse, Goldsinny Wrasse, Cod, Pollock, Coalfish, Whiting, Flounder, Plaice, Dab, Turbot, Mackerel, Ling, Common Blenny, Long Spined Sea Scorpion, Scad, Short Spined Sea Scorpion, Grey Gurnard