Bait-Tech Angler – Dave Harrell

Dave needs no introduction as he has been at the forefront of angling for many years. A tackle manufacturer, chief editor of one of the top angling publications and now angling coach, this, just a sample of Dave’s trade experience. His personal angling achievements are far too many to mention but include international honours in medal winning England teams, twice Kamasan Matchman of the Year, John Smiths and Wychavon champ, River Severn record holder and simply too many other festival and big event wins to mention. Dave excels on any venue but has a true love for rivers where he is regarded as one of the very best.


Lives: Rugby, Warwickshire

Occupation: Fishing tackle developer/ distributor/ angling coach/ journalist/ photographer/ video producer. I am also an Ambassador For Angling for the Angling Trust

Team: DH Angling

Sponsor: Bait-Tech, Daiwa

Favourite methods: Float fishing and feeder fishing on rivers

Favourite Product: 14ft Daiwa Tournament float rod – Super Halibut Marine Pellets

Biggest Match Weight: 213lb of bream, River Severn

Favourite Venues: River Wye at Hereford, Middle River Severn from Bridgnorth to Bewdley

Top Tip: Make sure you are always prepared for any eventuality!

Personal Future Goals: On a personal level, to make my brand successful and, in my fishing, to keep winning matches and also to catch lots of big barbel!

Achieved in Angling

England International from 1987 to 1999 – Gold medal in Portugal in 1998, Silver medal in Italy in 1996
Twice Anglers Mail/ Kamasan Matchman Of The Year
John Smiths Champion
Twice Wychavon Champion
Evesham Team Champs individual winner
Twice Evesham League winner
River Severn match record holder with 213lb
World record dace weight holder with 113lb
Hereford Festival winner.
Shrewsbury Festival winner
Twice River Colebrook (Ireland) champion.