Altough I enjoy the odd cheeky nine holes with our digital expert Roger Barr, of Lion DigitalÂ (he behind this website) fishing is the sport forÂ me.
I’ve been doing it ever since I was a kid. And for 11 years before joining the CAT team, I was a fishing journalist: working my wayÂ up to the position ofÂ editor-in-chiefÂ at David Hall Publishing: a companyÂ that specialises inÂ making fishing magazines.
There are very few species of fish in the UK I haven’t caught. Big carp, trout and salmon; cod, bass, plaice and floudersÂ – I’veÂ had ’em all, including (and I don’t wish to boast too much…)
- Carp to 41lb
- Salmon to 12lb
- Brown trout to 9lb (pictured above)
- Rainbow trout to 13lb
- Sea trout to 5lb
- Tench to 9lb
So it’s always nice to find out about colleagues in the aftermarket who enjoy wetting a line.
Brian Childs: Natural Fisho
It soon became obvious that Brian was a natural. Having never been fly fishing before, by the end of the day he was casting a good line and was catching trout freely.
That’s not a mean feat.
Then there’s Tom Stewart,Â the PRÂ agentÂ for Turtle Wax, who also enjoys hunting trout from time to time.
A1 MotorStores Fishing Trip
And finally, a few weeks back, I discovered that A1 Motorstores’ main man, Derrick Lawton, is a mad-keen fisho as well.
I’d gone up to see Derrick to discuss a supplement we’re going to be producing with A1Ms.
Somehow the conversation got onto fishing: andÂ so it is thatÂ Derrick and I areÂ heading south into the Hampshire countryside later this month to sample the delights of Dever Springs, home of monster trout.
I shall be sure to post up any photos of fish caught!
In the meantime, if there are any other budding fishermen out there in the industry that fancy a day’s fishing – or being taught fly fishing – get in touch with meÂ by sending an emailÂ to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you.