Blog Posts by Michael Wickens

Back Michael Wickens

Stats

Born:
1995
Occupation:
Fisheries Student
Other Sponsor(s):
Bait Factory and Chapel Baits
Favourite Venue:
Sussex Ouse

My Bio

At the age of 13 my older brother finally persuaded me to go fishing with him and I can't thank him enough for this, as fishing has now become my drug. In my first year I fished for carp, and I was soon catching plenty of low doubles and learning all about rigs, weather conditions, bait and tackle, all thanks to partly my brother and the amount of magazines I read each month! In my second year I broke away from the carp fishing and got stuck into river fishing thanks to a friend. Once again I started learning copious amounts about many different species, particularly chub. 

Since then I have become an all-round angler who tends to target species according to the weather and seasons, however I do little carp fishing, and spend most of my time bank side on the river. My beloved river is the Sussex Ouse, which meanders through the  Sussex  countryside, with many stretches off the beaten track containing all manner of species. So far I have banked barbel to 15lb 11oz, carp to 12lb 7oz, and chub to 5lb 11oz alongside a few other species such as grayling and eels. 

I have a level 3 diploma in Horticulture, age 17, currently living in Hampshire and Mid Sussex and been fishing for 5-6 years. Since September I have been living and studying at Sparsholt College Hampshire. I am studying level 3 fish management, which I hope will help me to pursue a dream career in the angling world...