Ben Francis englisch agent for Angling Escapes

Ben Francis

Engelse vertegenwoordiger | Consultant
Being the UK agent for Angling Escapes is a really exciting role. I get to meet loads of interesting people and continually have great conversations about fishing some of the most inspiring venues on the planet!
I’m fortunate enough to balance a healthy work/fishing relationship and I often have the opportunity to explore venues across Europe whilst attending meetings overseas. When I’m in the UK, I prefer to spend my time fishing my local stretches of river as there is miles and miles of water to explore where I’ll rarely see another angler. Angling to me is about relaxing and enjoying natural surroundings, busy day tickets and competitive circuit waters are most definitely not my cup of tea. I angle to switch off from the world and I’m happy to catch carp of all sizes, I’d never class myself as a ‘big carp angler’ it’s just not what I desire, I enjoy the experience of angling and particular captures more than a weight.
 
My favourite venues within our portfolio is the River Lot because of its mystique and natural allure, Orellana is also a water that sparks my fire and I can’t wait to get back to Extremadura in 2020 for a spot of fishing on this incredible water. Looking ahead, I also have my eyes on a new water that I like the look of called Etang Du Manoir. I think this will be one of our most popular venues in the future.