Name: Chris Childs
Occupation: Retired European Sales Manager
UK Specimen Fish of Note: I would like to say all of them, but 12-4 kennet barbel was most satisfying.
Venues fished: Main ones are Severn, Dove, Trent, Wye,
Favourite venue: River Severn
Favourite Methods: Feeder or Float
Top fishing tip: Enjoy every trip and every fish
Highlight of angling career: Ivan Marks giving me a rod and book after blanking next peg to him on a Trent match in 1972!
Tell Us A Little About Your Angling Life: Started in 1967 catching my first barbel, eventually had a successful match fishing career, after getting bored with the match scene re started river fishing 2002 loved every minute of it so far
Future Aims & Goals in angling: I would like to target some smaller intimate rivers seeking out previously unfished swims, continue working as the Barbel Society secretary, and improve my knowledge of fish and the river habitat, help develop baits and understanding its attraction qualities for various species.
What is The Main Food You Eat When You Are On The Bank: Fry ups and a warmed up casserole if overnigh
And Finally, 3 words to describe The Hook Bait Company: Quality, Progressive, innovative.
Apart From Fishing What Are Your Other Favourite Sports Or Pastimes: Motorcycles and motorcycle racing, History,
Which Team Do You Support: Football leaves me cold.
Favourite Genre Of Music:Motown, Northern soul, Ska, 60/70s Mod music.
You 5 Favourite Bands: Isley Bros, Temptations, Small faces, Stones,
Do You Have Any Pets: Border Collie
Favourite Food & Drink: Curry / Italian / Real Ale, Vodka, gin, JD.