Born in Dover I spent my early years fishing for bass from the shore and from the dinghy at Folkestone, Sandgate and Dungeness. During the 1960's and 70's I became involved in match fishing and gained regular success in open events, which lead to becoming a full time angling journalist.
In 1980 I formed the Sea Anglers Match Federation and instigated several major angling events in the UK and Ireland including the Daiwa Pairs and the SAMF UK Masters.
I served as chairman and committee member for the National Federation of Sea Anglers at divisional and national level.
I am proud of the fact that I was the first angler to introduce catch and release in the UK campaigning to introduce new rules and these included the dogfish limit still used today.
During my competition fishing years I have been earned selection to fish for England for 15 years culminating in winning two World gold medals plus countless other gold, silver and bronze medals in South Africa, all around Europe and Ireland.
In parallel to fishing my fishing I have worked as a photojournalist for publications like Sea Angler, Improve your Sea Angling and the Angling Times for 40 years as well as several European publications. In recent times I have been responsible for the Penn National Sea League and the popular Penn Clubman League and I'm currently a Contributing Editor for Sea Angler Magazine.
I am currently enjoying putting my years of experience to good use by developing a range of premium tackle, that I think is as good as anything available. I understand the rigours of being a sea angler, the punishment that tackle takes, and I am proud to say that the my gear is unmatched for strength, durability and performance.