Name: Graeme Roberts aka Grazy
Occupation: Telecommunications Services Manager
Website/Blog Address: http://www.grazyroberts.com/
UK Specimen Fish of Note: Barbel 13lb 8oz, Chub 5lb 6oz, Catfish 9lb 4oz caught on float and centre pin and 4lb line!!
Venues fished: Rivers mostly and catfish venues during the close season.
Favourite Venue: The River Dove and Trent
Favourite Methods: Roving and touch ledgering for bites.
Top Fishing Tip: If the fish are in-front of you and feeding you’ll catch, find the fish and feed them a small amount of free offerings don’t be too keen to cast in.
Highlight of angling career: Watching my son land his first double figure carp he was 7 years old and the carp remains his PB at 18lb 6oz
Doing an Improve Your Course Fishing article with Kev Green shortly before he died, we had an 8lb River Dane barbel within half an hour of Kev and photographer Lloyd Rogers arriving, that’s one of his photo’s in my profile picture below, Kev was a true gent and sadly missed by the angling world.
Tell Us A Little About Your Angling Life:
Future Aims & Goals in angling: To continue to improve my technique particularly in catching barbel and chub and continue to enjoy fishing either on my own or with my angling friends.
What is The Main Food You Eat When You Are On The Bank: Bacon and a tin of sausage and beans on a barm for breakfast, meal for one for evening meal very little in between unless it’s a special event then Tiffin of tea and cake and best bone china will be deployed!!
And Finally, 3 words to describe The Hook Bait Company: Success, Team, Quality
Apart From Fishing What Are Your Other Favourite Sports Or Pastimes: Not really a big sports fan but other pastimes mostly relate to fishing in one form or another, I enjoy vintage tackle, writing, making floats and leads in a traditional way, reading and photography. Back in my youth I use to rally a MKII Escort on single and multi venue rallies across the UK, great fun but a very expensive pastime!
Which Team Do You Support: Liverpool FC if I’m pushed but more so because my lad is a keen fan.
Favourite Genre Of Music: Rock, blues, classical.
You 5 Favourite Bands: Pink Floyd, The Who, Led Zepplin, Marillion and The Stone Roses
Do You Have Any Pets: 2 Yorkshire Terriers Sammy & Toby
Favourite Food & Drink: Anything caveman would have ate so meat, fruit, berries etc and don’t generally drink unless it’s a social occasion and I can tempted by a glass of red wine or a good bottled beer from a reputable brewery.