Hardy & Greys Coarse Academy member Gareth Goldson has won the prestigious Specimen Angler of the Year.

Awarded by the Angling Times, the award is given out to an angler who has had notable consistent specimen catches throughout the year; Gareth’s include a 3lb Rudd and a 6lb 6oz Chub.
Gareth said;
“Well it’s fair to say 2010 has been my best fishing year to date and I can look back over the year with many fond memories.
“I suppose the highlights for me were my 12lb 5oz Tench and 32lb 7oz Pike – the sight of both those fish laying in the bottom of my net will never leave me”.
“I was awarded Specimen Angler of the Year in the Angling Times and as the Fox Specimen Cup comes to a close I’ve put myself in with a chance of taking one of the top spots – something that I’ve dreamed about since I was a kid”.
“Marketing Manager Gav Burn said;
“I’m not surprised that Gareth has won the Specimen Angler of the Year. We knew he was a very talented angler and had huge potential when he joined us, and this is now being borne out with his results this year. I wish Gareth every success in his pursuit of the Fox Specimen Cup”