I am a highly-motivated guide with an amazing enthusiasm for the sport of fly fishing, a sport which I have been a part of from a very early age.
I was brought up in the Scottish Borders and I had access to some wonderful wild trout and grayling fishing on both the world-famous River Tweed and its largest tributary, the Teviot. The area also has a wealth of hill lochs too and small, stillwater trout fisheries, all of which I'd visit on a regular basis, before I moved south down to England in 2005.
I have fished extensively throughout Europe, searching out specimen trout and grayling. I have also been fortunate enough to visit many other destinations around the world, including the warm-water havens of Mexico, Cuba - where I was lucky enough to get a 'Grand Slam', with the help of a 20lb permit, and also Grand Cayman.
By spending time and working alongside many outstanding and influential people within fly fishing, I've had great opportunities to enhance my knowledge. With the help of these people I've constantly acquired and developed various skills that have improved both my fishing and guiding abilities.
After working as editor Total FlyFisher, at the time, sport’s newest and freshest fly fishing magazine, since 2005, I moved on in February 2015 to become the Brand Manager at Wychwood Game Fishing, looking to continue my fly fishing career within the product side of the industry.
I'm a multi-capped England International, competing in both loch style and river events, been fortunate enough to be crowned the English National Champion' and was part of the four-man team which won the inaugural Five Nation Fly Fishing Championships hosted by Scotland.
I offer fly fishing guiding and instruction services on Draycote Water and the ever-popular Anglian Water Reservoirs, The Derbyshire Derwent, Wye, the Welsh Dee and various Hampshire chalkstreams. If there's a particular venue that you wish to fish, please send me an email and I will try to accomodate your needs.
There are a myriad of small stillwaters, reservoirs and rivers to visit all of which I can guide on and help you catch fish.
I offer help with all aspects of trout and grayling fishing, whether it’s targeting them up on the surface with dry flies or detecting subtle takes when nymphing in deep water. I offer sound, up-to-date advice which will help you progress as an angler.