Dave is one of the most respected junior angling coaches in the country, he is a Project coordinator with the "Get Hooked on Fishing" charity and the Director of Coaching for the "National School of Angling" based at the prestigious Cudmore fishery in Staffordshire. Dave is also the presenter of the "Get Hooked on Fishing" series of programmes with "Online fishing TV".
Dave has over 45 years of match and predator angling experience and he works with hundreds of young anglers each year introducing them to angling, as well as developing and improving their angling techniques. Dave's ability as an angler has seen him in all the major angling publications and his presenter background help him coordinate our team of video presenters on You Tube, where you can see our products in action.
Being based at Cudmore gives Dave access to a fantastic fishery with a huge variety of fish species where he regularly adopts many methods to catch them, This situation combined with the fact that Dave is either fishing or coaching on a daily basis makes him the ideal person to field test and help us develop many of our products, so that you too can get the most from them.
Hi I'm Hollie. I am 12 years old and a student at the Discovery Academy in Stoke on Trent, and I love angling. My dad Dave is the Director of coaching for the National School of Angling so since I could walk I have been able to fish with him.
Having my Dad always on hand to help me is brilliant, but he also has some great mates like Neil Machin, Jamie Hughes and Darren Cox, so picking up tips and asking for advice is not a problem, and lets face it, who better to ask?
All this help makes my fishing seem easy; I have done features for Angling Times, Anglers Mail, Pole Fishing and many more. I have done videos and programmes with Dad, and had loads of 100lb plus sessions. The support and products I get from Bagem have gone a long way in making those catches happen. I love it when new products come out, testing them with my Dad and fishing with the likes of Neil and Jamie is brilliant, I get really excited because when they start to work I catch more fish.
Loads of Love and tight lines. Hollie X X XClick here to see Hollie talking to Jamie Hughes about how he won the first day of the Heronbrook Festival (youtube video) >>>>