Darren is regarded as one of the UK's best all-round match anglers, originally 'cutting his teeth' on the tough Yorkshire circuit he then moved down to the Midlands when he started work. Whether it's rivers, lakes or canals he can turn his hand to it all! A former Drennan Team England squad regular and original member of Team England Feeder team. Over most of his angling career Darren has devoted much of his time to his team fishing, but on the individual stakes he also has some big victories to his name! He also recently added the coveted £12,000 Feeder Masters title to his list!
SERT/GARBOLINO UK GENERAL MANAGER
White Acres Fishery Cornwall, Barston Lakes & Meadowlands.
Angling Times British Junior Champion (1981), Top ten individual in three Nationals, 11 National medals (Team & individual), Twice Embassy Pairs finalist. Top points individual 2003 Hardy Team Bitter winning team (Denmark 1998), Joint 1st Individual. Individual winner of Drennan Superleague final on Trent (1998), Third individual of Drennan Superleague final on Trent (1999), Individual winner of Drennan Superleague final at Heyford (2000), Drennan Superleague Team champions (2000). British Open Champion 2002 Qualifier of Kamasan final for seven years in succession. 3 England caps in 6 Nations (2002 - 2004) 8 England caps at European championships level. Parkdean Skolmasters £25,000 Final winner (2002) & 8 times finalist. Sensas Challenge final team winner (France 2002). Fish O Mania qualifier 2003 (runner-up in final), Fish O Mania qualifier 2004. Angling Times Winter League Team Champions 2004 & 2007. Division 1 National Team Champions 2005. White Acres Garbolino Silver Festival winner 2006. White Acres Milo Festival winner 2007. UK Champs runner up 2007 & 2009, & 3rd in 2010! UK Sensas Challenge Final day 1 individual winner. Fish O Mania Qualifier 2008. Division 1 National Team Champions 2008 & 2010. Makins Phase 2 record holder - 216lb 10oz (2008). 4 x Argos National Champion. Midland Angler of Year runner-up 2005 & 2008. Bronze medal in World Club Champs in Slovakia 2009. Shakespeare Evesham £6,000 winner. 2009 Bronze medalist in Belgium at World Feeder Championships 2012. White Acres Milo Festival winner 2012. Fisho Mania Qualifier 2013. Maver Match This Finalist 2014, Midland Angler of the Year Winner 2016, Member of the first ever Preston Innovations England World Feeder team 2011, 5th Individual on Belgium European Champs Feeder International 2012, Gold team winners in Belgium European Feeder International 2012, White Acres Silver Festival winner 2006 & 2016
Feeder Masters £12,000 Champion 2017, Team Mainline Feeder Masters bronze medallists 2017 & Silver 2019 - Golden Rod Feeder final Runner up 2020.
Feeding is the key to most fishing, and generally a little and often approach will reap the best rewards. It's all about interpreting what the fish want on the day and being bold enough to up the anti even when you are catching. Read what is going on and you will generally get the best from your peg.
Preparation is critical if you want to be the best. You, your gear and your bait must be in tip-top condition to be ready for every match!
Doing whatever it takes to catch fish!