Marina Gibson is a truly passionate angler who was lucky enough to spend much of her childhood chasing salmon, trout and sea trout. Following in the footsteps of her talented mother Joanna Gibson, herself a devoted fly fisher, Marina has dedicated a significant part of her life to the pursuit of every type of fish at every available opportunity wherever in the world that may be.
Marina is an ambassador for Orvis, Angling Trust and Atlantic Salmon Trust. In June 2019 Marina launched The Northern Fishing School at Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire, where her and her team teach all ages and abilities the art and technique of fly fishing and connect as many people as possible to the great outdoors. Marina is a Trustee for Cancer and Pisces Trust, a cancer charity that aims to enhance the lives of cancer sufferers through the therapeutic pastime of Angling, offering free fishing centres once a month to members and their companions.
“Fishing is one of the most mindful sports you can do – the art of fly fishing requires complete concentration, total absorption, and is both exhilarating and relaxing. It is how I find calm and I know others would benefit from giving it a go too. Get outdoors, it’s great for the mind & soul.”
A certified ‘Fly Fishers International Instructor and 1st4sport Level 2 coach, Marina is also a freelance writer who hosts trips worldwide and guides in the UK.
Marina is on the advisory board for ‘River Action UK’ and hopes that we can collectively make a difference by scrutinising organisations, raising awareness and exerting force, so that we will have clean water systems for future generations, efficient wastewater treatments and thriving wildlife.
Marina fishes all year round with her Romanian rescue, Sedge. You could say she’s permanently “Gone Fishing”!