I joined the Angling Trust and I started reading about the big issues that angling seems to be up against these days, it all seemed to be a lot worse for the sport now, than I remember from years ago.
Eventually I decided to try and help out, I attended a training session for the Voluntary Bailiff Service, this enabled me to get out there and meet anglers on the bank and find out what was happening to effect the sport in my locality.
I was surprised at the magnitude of what was going on around me, so I soon started regular patrols and information gathering and passing it on with great success to the Angling Trust, Police & Environment Agency, all of whome gave me great support and assisted me in solving a lot of local issues.
I am now the Angling Trust, Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS), Area Coordinator for Gloucestershire I work with other VBS Bailiffs all over my county in gathering intelligence and passing it onto the relevant authorities. I also enjoy visiting other fisheries and assisting them and local anglers in anyway I can.
My favorite species that I fish for are Carp, Pike & Barbel, but I will fish for any species at all, I love fishing the beautiful River Wye for barbel & pike, I am very lucky to have this great river virtually on my doorstep.
Take care everyone, please do not hessitate to contact me, should there be anyway I can be of assistance to you, or your club, I am always willing to help.
Tight lines all, I hope to meet you on the bank one day.