See testimonials from anglers who have competed in Reel Elite Masters competitions or have purchased some Reel Elite apparel, as well as from clients of The Platt Partnership who have benefited from their services.
Sat at home in lockdown having not finished for 15 years I was surfing YouTube looking at match fishing videos, I got drawn into natural feeder fishing, so I made some inquiries to find my nearest venues and where matches were being held, I got in touch with Nick Broadhurst who was running matches at my now home venue, the stunning Rudyard Lake. I was welcomed by all the Anglers, the advice and friendship I received initially from bream Master & North West Legend Graham Lewis and his best pal and one of the best natural pole Anglers I have met Nick Roberts, his advice to me was to ‘spend time watching top anglers’ never did I think that this advice would lead me to selection, running the bank at the freestyle world world championships for England and becoming a team member of Dragon Energy Ringers Feeder Team, it’s no surprise they are both now Reel Elite Sponsored anglers and dear friends.
When the first Reel Elite pairs match was announced, I struggled to find a partner and put a shoutout on the Reel Elite Facebook page, Richie contacted me and told me there was a lad looking for a partner called Mark Hemmings, he was also new to natural feeder fishing and that partnership and friendship has now seen us fishing together most weekends. We have travelled the length and breadth of the UK, fishing some of the most picturesque venues selected by the Reel Elite Team, one day you can be pegged next to a local club angler, the next day a world champion.
Caggsy & Richie work tirelessly to put the series on supported by Nick, Graham and Nick R, attracting sponsors and running the matches on the day, and supporting local good causes with charitable donations. To you all, I will always be eternally grateful and truly believe I have met lifelong friends and personally I can’t wait to get started on next year’s campaign.
If you are new to this style of fishing or a seasoned journey man there is a welcome at Reel Elite for everyone.