Own a Tackle Shop and a Pike Bait Business 'Lucebaits'
Fish that eat other fish are Neville's speciality. Pike and Zander major on his hit list but big carp make it there too. If he is not fishing he will involved with his tackle shop, bait business, fishery or writing. He also seems to find time to take anglers on guided trips to catch big Irish pike.
A 38-08 pike from Lough Mask in the west of Ireland before the gill netting started again. I had fished Lough Mask on and off for ten years prior to this capture, but had never felt confident there. However it all came right in 1992.
When I was originally asked to write this profile I said I hoped to be the first UK angler to catch 400 twenty pound plus pike. I'm pleased to say I've made that hope a reality. That doesn't mean I'm not keen to keep on catching ... maybe another thirty would be nice.
Dictator Pike Rods, Jerk bait rodReels:A range of Bite n Run reels and the amazingly good Proteus multiplier.Accessories:
My top tip
If you are not enjoying your fishing do something else or go home. It is supposed to be fun!
That which catches the fish I'm after. I'm happy trolling, fishing static deadbaits or lure fishing. Whatever it takes.
Away from fishing
I have a passive interest in aviation, railways and history. I enjoy keeping up to date with current affairs and I find politics quite interesting.
I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW
That I have given up carp fishing! The reason is this. I enjoyed my years of carp fishing ( had my first 20 in the early 1980s ), but with my time more restricted I decided that pike fishing was my true vocation.