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Simon Dew

I remember my first fish like it was only yesterday. I’d been trying in vain for over a year with my dad to catch something but without any luck. A trip to the local tackle shop was in order and they kindly told us that a size 10 hook with a single maggot wasn’t exactly a good balance! It was a summers evening and the sun was going down on the Yorkshire Ouse. I trotted a stick float down with a size 20 hook and a single maggot as my dad flicked out maggots around the float. Finally we managed a couple of roach and my obsession began. I fished a lot of junior matches as a kid doing quite well on the pole and feeder mostly. As I got older I got bored with catching smaller stuff, and the urge for bigger and better specimens grew. I fished for pike and tench a bit but carp really inspired me with their powerful fight and stunning appearance. My current uk PB is a 52lb 6oz mirror and my foreign PB is a 51lb 2oz mirror. I fish mostly day tickets but would love to get onto one of the syndicates in my area. I’ve used Richworth for as long as I can remember and have so much confidence in their bait. I’m so happy to be part of the team.

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