My passion has always been angling but my boyhood dream was to play professional football. I even took the plunge and headed to America to work through a very exciting soccer scholarship. Sadly things didn’t quite work out as planned, plus back then soccer was a lot less popular in the states than it is today.
I ended up coming back to the UK playing semi professional football for Bath city while holding down a full time job at an insulation company as a sales executive. I hated my job with a passion and it was becoming clear that my football days were sadly numbered. I set myself a deadline of 30, if I’d not made it with a professional football team by then I’d give up on my football dream. Well my 30’th soon came round but it also coincided with an unfortunate car crash, nothing major but something changed that day!
After a near miss that could have ended very differently I chose to hand my notice in at the Insulation firm I hated, I ended my relationship with my girlfriend at the time and I set up Baitworks with less than £500 in the bank!
I knew if football didn’t happen, it had to be a job in fishing as my passion for angling would ensure I gave it my all.