Marina’s passion for fishing prospered from a young age, blossoming in her school holidays when her family ventured to the wilds of Scotland, the car crammed to the gunwales with fly boxes, rods and waders. After a number of years, following in the footsteps of her admirable mother Joanna Gibson, who is a devoted fly fisher, she accumulated a skill set for trout, salmon and sea fishing.

Fishing has since become her obsession, her unreachable itch, and perseverance and the will to experience all she can is key to her modus operandi. Marina’s weekends are now a relentless exploration of the UK's easily accessible lakes, hidden rivers and wide seas, and her 25 annual days off are spent on the water with a rod in hand, be it in Scotland, Europe or further afield. She has been lucky enough to journey to some incredible destinations, pursuing stunning, muscle-strapped fish of all shapes and sizes, but she knows that she has barely scratched the surface. Marina’s bucket list grows by the day!

Country pursuits have always been a way of life for Marina, notably shooting, hunting and fishing. Escaping the frenetic London buzz to participate in one of these sports is unbeatable for her – a breath of fresh air! Friends join Marina on her fishing adventures time and time again, eager to see what all the fuss is about. And more the merrier – those with an interest should take full advantage of the thrilling opportunities on offer. Fishing takes you to some of the most beautiful and remote places on Earth, where all manner of flora and fauna flourish – there is so much more to fishing than just catching fish.

 

Awards: 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Angling (L1ACAQ)