I started fishing from a very young age at a local lake called Forrest Park fishing for small roach, tench and carp, where I live in Stoke-on-Trent.
I started match fishing when I was 10 at Border Fishery where I first met Jeff Moors who took me under his wing and taught me everything I know to date along with the help of Graham Rhodes, Neil Machin & Andy Moors, probably the best trio of anglers you could wish to be taught by.
I progressed from just a pools fodder as I would say to join a team called Pickerings Garbolino captained by Jeff Moors. As the team went from strength to strength and we gained a new sponsor with Maver so we became Maver Pickerings who were a well respected Northern team with some great talent. Now bringing me up to date I have had the opportunity to work with Bag'em matchbaits along with Maver Midlands which was a great move forward in my fishing career.
Achievements to date -
- 2013, 2011 & 2010 Heronbrook winter league winner
- 2013 Welsh winter league winner so qualified to Angling Times semi final.
- In 2013 heronbrook winter league i won 5 section out of 6 matches.
- In 2013: 30 to 40 open match wins or top finishes, with around 30 to 100lb + weights
- Heronbrook spring league runner up 2012
- Heronbrook spring league winner 2010 & 2011
- Cudmore fisheries winter league winner 2010
- Tunnel barn farm fisheries winter league winner 2010
- 17 kamasan points aged 17
- Browning youth masters finalist 2006, 2007 & 2008