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Phil Arnott

Phil has sea-fished extensively in south-west Scotland, North Wales, Cornwall and south-west Ireland catching over fifty-five species of sea fish from the shore including a 35lb stingray and a 35lb tope. From the early Seventies to the late Eighties he was a successful match angler, winning eleven open matches and twenty-nine matches while fishing in various clubs and leagues, this representing a win rate greater than one third. In 1973 he invented the first rig to clip the bait down for distance casting. He has written articles on shore fishing for a number of angling publications.