England international Des Shipp has become a full time angler, taking on a full consultancy role with his sponsors Preston Innovations.
It means the Bristol angler, a 2 x Parkdean Masters £25,000 champion, will be able to concentrate completely on his fishing, both in the UK and in the World and European championships.
Des will also have much greater input into creating and improving Preston products. He said:
“This was a big move but I’m really looking forward to the future. This gives me chance to be completely focused on my fishing, not many people can say they get to go fishing every day. I'm looking forward to the International calendar and feel revitalised going into those events. I've enjoyed a good working life, but this opportunity is incredible. In other terms, I’m now full time for the Manchester City of the fishing world; there isn’t a better company to be with."
Preston’s Managing Director Sarah Phoenix, said: “Des is one of the best match anglers in the country; his reputation in the angling world is envied by many. There is no better person for this role.”