Dean Barlow - I had a couple of drinks at the gala dinner, but I spent most of the evening talking to the other fisherman, I'm not a big drinker these days.
I have a VERY supportive and understanding family. They come to watch and cheer me on at the world champs each year. Its great to see them after a long week of practice.
I love all types of fishing, obviously the feeder plays a huge part now but I love pole and bloodworm fishing on rivers as well.
I have two, roach and perch.
I like to keep in touch with commercial fishing but fishing for your country takes up a lot of time, I prefer bigger commercial fisheries like Barston where you can catch on all methods. I think dad would have still competed as he just loved fishing.
I have written a fair few articles for the monthlies and for websites but I've never been asked to do a column.
My top tip would be, work your peg don't just chuck it and leave it, keep active.
Pro Natural Bream and brown crumb. Special G Gold and Green for commercials.
You’re sponsored by Bait-Tech and Drennan, how much do you get involved with new product development and is there anything new and exciting coming out from either company that you can tell us about?
I have a hand in testing groundbaits, giving feedback to help improve the final mix. I'm involved in product development with Drennan which you would expect being a England international and double world champion with years of match experience.
There are lots of exciting products on the horizon from both companies but I can't say too much, you'll just have to wait and see...
In your long and successful match angling career you’ve won countless big matches and events (not to mention two gold medals with the England Team), but which victories stand out for you?
The two golds are a dream come true, I also won a silver medal when I fished for the England under 18's and I won the intermediate national individually but winning my dads memorial match twice is pretty special.
I would love to win the Saturday or Sunday matches at Evesham on the bank holiday festival. I have won the team match day individually but to win one of the big ones would be fantastic.
A carp on the pole that bottomed the scales out at 19lb it was well over 20lb.
Your favourite venue?
Inniscarra is a very special place as thats where we won our first gold medal. Also the River Trent and Barston lakes.
Orange and lemonade.
Anything with David Attenborough in.
Hip Hop / 90s Dance
Winning a gold medal and sharing the moment with my family. .... which I have done twice already!!