Mick Brown is one of the most well known and certainly one of the most enthusiastic anglers in Great Britain. In particular he is renowned as one of the most successful freshwater predator anglers of his generation.
In 1991 he left a career in production engineering to become a professional predator angler after setting up his business Mick Brown Angling Services. Combining his technical and writing skills with his vast angling experience, he soon became useful to the UK’s top tackle and bait manufacturers and his love of all types of fishing has led to him being involved in a wide variety of related activities.
Although he has been a lifelong angler, it is in the last twenty years that he has become well known for his written work and photography and his influence extends across Europe where he has also featured in the European angling press. In more recent times he has become a popular television personality where he has shown his adaptability to many other angling disciplines too. Although Mick has caught large fish of most species, he is renowned for his pike catching exploits which have been made in many countries including Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. When Mick retired from the tackle and media business in March 2014, his pike catches included 323 weighing over 20 lb and 23 weighing over 30 lb. He has also caught UK zander to 15 lb 12 oz and UK catfish to 115 lb. Although taking life at a steadier pace, he still fits in fishing with his other interests which include music and caravanning. He will also takes on the occasional commercial project if he finds it interesting.
Over many years, Mick has helped countless anglers with his advice through his writing, films, tuition days and events. Now retired, and finding less time for one-to-one and group tuition, Mick is still happy to pass on his wealth of knowledge through this website. The Predator Talk section will be occasionally updated with interesting topics which will help beginners and improvers get to grips with the many challenges that predator fishing presents. His hope is that they will enjoy their sport more, and in such a way that they respect the fish they pursue and the environment in which they live. He still catches a few himself in between times, and luckily his wife Jan shares his love of the outdoors and gives him her full support!