A well know angler and fishery manager in the North West.
In the early 1970’s Chris served as junior Committee Member of the Border Coarse Angling Club, went on to serve on the Committee of the Carlisle and District Coarse Angling Club including a spell as Secretary in the late 1980’s, he also represented the Club on the River Eden and District Fisheries Association’s General Purposes Committee and went on to represent the regions coarse anglers on the Environment Agency’s Regional Fisheries Ecology Recreation and Advisory Committee, he also wrote the angling column for the Cumberland News between 2000 and 2017.
Chris manages Netherby Clay Pits carp Syndicate where he has been one of the Syndicate Controllers since 1996.
Passionate about angling, the environment and the positive benefits it can bring to people, Chris established his own Fishery Management Consultancy and Angling Coaching and Guiding business in 1999.
Between 2005 and 2017 he served as company Secretary for Borderlines a not for profit company which provides angling, environmental education and angling sessions to young people, the disabled and those who may be disadvantaged in some way with the aim of introducing them to angling and the freshwater and marine environments.
Chris continues to serve as an angling instructor for Borderlines whose services are available for hire to private individuals, groups and corporate sponsors which generates some of the funding required to provide angling, environmental education and angling sessions free of charge to worthy causes.
Whilst his passion is the freshwater environment and its associated flora and fauna, particularly specimen coarse fish, Chris enjoys all forms of angling in his spare time.