Hi I’m Darren. I began fishing at the age of 11 when I caught my first fish, a tiny roach, close to my home in York. I soon progressed into match fishing and enjoyed some great times with the York junior team. Later I fished with the Leeds Anglers World team and won two National gold medals. I no longer match fish and have broadened my horizons. I love all species but barbel, tench and perch are what I spend most of my time targeting. I love lure fishing, especially species hunting, and have caught nearly 70 species in the uk on a lure. Recently I have started to fish further afield and have been lucky enough to catch a brace of 5lb crucians in Sweden and two 6lb perch in Holland. I also write for Anglers Mail and offer angling tutorials. Facebook DS Angling.