Des Westmore

Location: Isle of Wight, England

Website: Coming soon, but I’ve been saying that for a while!

I am 44 years old and have lived on the Isle of Wight all my life and am therefore a ‘Caulkhead’. I began shore fishing in 1976 with my father and fished club and local competitions, serving on club committees and also as Chairman of the Isle of Wight division of the NFSA for a while. In the mid-nineties I worked away from home and did not fish at all. When I started working at home again I returned to the sport, switching my attention to boat fishing. I contacted Jim Whippy when Boat Fishing Monthly was launched and have been a regular feature writer ever since. By day, I masquerade as an airframe design draughtsman for GKN Aerospace and am married with one daughter.