• Dai Gribble Featured

I have been fishing for 50 years and targeting specimen fish since the 1980s. I prefer fishing venues that have an element of mystery so that you can never be certain what the next bite will bring.

As an all-round angler I find that new challenges are easy to find, be it different species or new venues. In 2018 I published ‘Beyond Dreams’ which chronicled my fishing life from chasing gudgeon on my local canal to catching the biggest tench ever caught by design in the UK. Though I have never gone fishing for awards I have been fortunate to have won the Drennan Cup twice.

As I have got older the company I keep and the venues I fish have become more important than solely fishing for monsters. I love unspoilt venues such as big gravel pits and rivers where I am as likely to see an otter as another angler.


Fact File


Name: Dai Gribble
Nickname: Dai
Location: Stafford
Date of Birth: 16/12/63
Favourite Venues: Cop Mere and Upper Severn
PB’s (lb): Tench 14lb 13oz, Bream 20lb 10oz, Roach 3lb 8oz, Pike 32lb 4oz, Perch 4lb 0oz, Eel 5lb 12oz, Chub 7lb, Common Carp 42lb 8oz, Mirror Carp 41lb 12oz, Crucian Carp 3lb 8oz, Barbel 14lb 2oz, Rudd 2lb 9oz, Grayling 2lb 13oz, Dace 1lb