Schoolboy beats the top pros

UP-AND-coming angler Kristian Jones is causing a real stir on the match scene in the North West - winning open competitions and beating England internationals aged just 14-years-old.

The Ellesmere Port schoolboy last week doubled the weight of Stuart Conroy on the next peg to win an event at Brookside Fisheries, Warrington, having also triumphed at Lingmere in The Wirrall, and posted numerous third and fourth places at these two venues recently.

Kristian, who only started fishing three years ago, showed his potential from the start winning the first junior and club matches he entered. He said: “Since then I’ve fished for Club Korum Woodland View in the Junior Nationals and had trials for the Welsh junior team. I also had a coaching session with Jamie Huges – it was unbelievable how much I learnt in one day.”

Stuart Conroy, who has described the Miracle Baits-backed rod as an ‘exceptional young talent’, said: “He works very hard for his fish and is definitely one to watch in the future.”