Name: Darren McCann
Hometown: Elland – Halifax
Occupation: Managing Director, The Hook Bait Co.
Website/Blog Address: www.hookbaits.com
UK Specimen Fish of Note: River Carp 38lb, Barbel 13lb, Chub 6lb 10oz, Roach 2lb 2oz (all on 3-B)
Overseas Specimen Fish of Note: Carp 45lb 12oz, Crucian Carp 5lb 4oz
Venues fished: Horton, Savay, Pit 4, Nutty Lane, Upper Severn, Dorset Stour
Favourite venue: Upper Severn – Pioneering country!
Favourite Methods: Stalking and close in fishing.
Top fishing tip: Don’t follow the crowds and keep it simple.
Highlight of angling career: Catching 4 carp in a morning from Horton including ‘Dumpy’
Tell Us A Little About Your Angling Life: Started late in life when I finished school and caught an 8lb tench from Farlows lake. Spent first 15 years chasing carp on some notable venues around the Colne Valley before moving to Wales and discovering the magic of chub and barbel chasing.
Future Aims & Goals in angling: The elusive 7lb chub from the Upper Severn.
What is The Main Food You Eat When You Are On The Bank: Whatever I remeber to pack!
And Finally, 3 words to describe The Hook Bait Company: Bespoke Bait Innovation.
Apart From Fishing What Are Your Other Favourite Sports Or Pastimes: Rugby
Which Team Do You Support: London Irish, Liverpool
Favourite Genre Of Music: Funk
Your 5 Favourite Bands: The Kinks, Madness, The Police, The Specials, ELO
Do You Have Any Pets: Cat
Favourite Food & Drink: Indian and lager