Andy has been a sea angler for as long as he can remember, growing up on Brighton beach with a fishing rod in his hands and owning a variety of small boats through his teens.
He became a journalist, working on a number of magazines including Angling Times, Sea Angler, Trout & Salmon, Boat Angler and Improve Your Coarse Fishing. During his time working on the angling magazines he was able to fish with some of the UK’s best anglers, and was lucky enough to fish in some amazing locations, including making a Nile Perch video with TV legend John Wilson. He then moved on to spend a spell at the BBC, and worked for magazines such as BBC Wildlife and Countryfile.
More recently Andy has quit the rat race and moved to a house overlooking the sea in South Devon, so he can spend more time afloat in his kayak and fishing from the shore. He can also paddle to his favourite pub, on the other side of the estuary. He became Sea Angler’s regular kayak fishing correspondent in 2009 and has written a series of articles on the subject for the magazine. His latest project is Devonkayakfishing.com