I am a passionate game fisherman and educator.
I have 25 years experience in game fishing for Salmon, Trout, Sea Trout and Grayling.
I regularly fish, guide and instruct on my home rivers and stillwaters including the productive River Tyne system.
I regularly fish for Salmon abroad and in Scotland.
I am knowledgeable about the latest advances and trends in tackle and casting styles.
I am AAPGAI qualified to Advanced level in both Salmon/Doubled Handed and Trout/Single Handed casting.
A qualified game angling coach - Level2 UKCC.
The Chairman and instructor of the North East Fly Casting Club based on the river Tyne.
A Coach Educator for the Angling Trust, delivering training and CPD to coaches accross the North.
I have over 20 years successful experience teaching in a wide range of practical and classroom based activities.
I have a wide experience of delivering to a range of learners from junior school age to adults in both public and private sector settings.
I have the knowledge, expertise and ability to design learning experiences to match the ability of any client.
Experience of teaching in a range of methods including Flyfishing, Spinning and Bait fishing.
I regularly fish and work on a wide variety of rivers, streams and lakes in a variety of countries and conditions – with some success!
Regular online reporter on river Tyne fishing and latest catches.
Trained in Risk Assessment.
Trained in Child Protection.
Trained in First Aid.
Fully CRB checked allowing me to work with children and vulnerable adults.
Full public liability insurance.