We shared many happy memories on the bank, memories that I will treasure forever, including the the time I hooked him up through the finger as a child !!! He wasn't best pleased with me I can tell you that.
In the years to follow at just 14 I was selected to participate in the Junior World Carp Classics in the Czech Republic. Representing England alongside Frank Warwick and Jakub Vagner. I was placed 9th in the world championship league at lake Katlov, an incredible experience at such a young age, an achievement that my dad was incredibly proud of.
I went on to study fish husbandry disease, lake management and control gaining at distinction level.
In 2017 I worked for My local Parish Council, As an Assistant Youth coach.
alongside the rural Police affairs / youth officers team in conjunction with CO/OP Coaching disadvantaged children.
Out Fishing was the one place Dad truly found peace, a place where all you’re worries dissipate. It has also helped me immensely over the years whilst trying to process what’s been going on with Dad and my concern for him. If I can do something positive even if it is for just one more veteran by introducing them to this tranquil place of calm and turn a negative into a positive then that would be a job well done xx I am very much looking forwards to being part of Phoenix Heroes and meeting some incredible people, what better way for me to channel my grief than to give something back to the veteran community !!!!
We welcome Josh to Phoenix Heroes with open arms, he is going to help many veterans improve and embrace the sport.