Chris Holley - Roving Guide and Tuition Services

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Chris Holley 

1st For Sport Level 2 Coach

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 Chris Holley is a well known and respected Wiltshire based angler and a consultant to Fox Tackle International. Chris grew up in South London where he spent his early teens fishing for Carp on the pits and lakes of Kent. But his real love and passion is for running water, with over 30 years experience on rivers. He specialises in the pursuit of Barbel and Chub with over 200 double figure Barbel to his credit and Chub to 7lb 10oz.


Chris has been classified by the media as a traditionalist spending the majority of his time on the bank preferring to adopt a roving approach with conventional baits to search out his prey.

He has been involved in many angling clubs and organisations over the years, being a founder member of both the Barbel Society and Barbel Study Group and a regional organiser for the Barbel Catchers Club. He has carried out several studies on the species and their habitats. However, nowadays Chris spends much of his time teaching with tutorial days and presentations. Using his extensive angling knowledge he has helped hundreds of anglers to improve their skills and achieve personal goals with many large specimens being landed. A great deal of Chris's time is now spent promoting the sport and working with juniors, local angling groups, children and young people social care and young offenders.

Chris has appeared on TV and is regularly featured in the media.

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Services Available


Chris offers the following range of services which can be tailored to meet the clients needs:- 

To find out more Chris can be contacted directly on  07989 919880