Profession: GARBOLINO UK GENERAL MANAGER
Darren is regarded as one of the UK's best all-round match anglers, originally 'cutting his teeth' on the tough Yorkshire circuit he then moved down to the Midlands when he started work. Whether it's rivers, lakes or canals he can turn his hand to it all!
A regular in the Drennan Team England squad over the last 8 years Darren devotes much of his time to his team fishing. But on the individual stakes he also has some big victories to his name!
Favourite Product:My G MAX 1000 and my G MAX 10' BOMB rod
Favourite Method:Long pole and bloodworm for roach and bream or waggler fishing for carp
Favourite Venue:White Acres or anywhere abroad fishing International rules
Achievements:Angling Times British Junior Champion (1981)
Top ten individual in three Nationals
11 National medals (Team & individual)
Twice Embassy Pairs finalist. Top points individual 2003
Hardy Team Bitter winning team (Denmark 1998) Joint 1st Individual.
Individual winner of Drennan Superleague final on Trent (1998)
Third individual of Drennan Superleague final on Trent (1999)
Individual winner of Drennan Superleague final at Heyford (2000)
Drennan Superleague Team champions (2000)
British Open Champion 2002
Qualifier of Kamasan final for seven years in succession
3 England caps in 6 Nations (2002 - 2004)
7 England caps at European championships level.
Parkdean Skolmasters £25,000 Final winner (2002) & 6 times finalist
Sensas Challenge final team winner (France 2002)
Fish O Mania qualifier 2003 (runner-up in final)
Fish O Mania qualifier 2004
Angling Times Winter League Team Champions 2004 & 2007
Division 1 National Team Champions 2005
White Acres Garbolino Silver Festival winner 2006
White Acres Milo Festival winner 2007.
UK Champs runner up 2007 & 2009, & 3rd in 2010!
UK Sensas Challenge Final day 1 individual winner
Fish O Mania Qualifier 2008
Division 1 National Team Champions 2008 & 2010
Makins Phase 2 record holder - 216lb 10oz (2008)
4 x Argos National Champion.
Midland Angler of Year runner-up 2005 & 2008
Bronze medal in World Club Champs in Slovakia 2009
Shakespeare Evesham £6,000 winner 2009
Top Tip:Feeding is the key to most fishing, and generally a little and often approach will reap the best rewards. It's all about interpreting what the fish want on the day and being bold enough to up the anti even when you are catching. Read what is going on and you will generally get the best from your peg.
Latest Purchase:Some new plummets as I tend to loose feed them!
Ive now started doing it with disgorgers as well so I buy a few of these every week at the moment!