Pete Gibson

Pete was originally a native of New Zealand where he grew up fishing from the age of four. As a young man brown & rainbow trout along with king salmon were his target species in the surrounding rivers and lakes.

The passion to pursue a carrier in angling was so strong that in his early twenties he decided to move continents and went and lived in Kenya for a good few years managing the fishing operation at the world famous Hemingway’s Resort. Here Pete honed his fishing skills catching the big game fish of the Indian Ocean.

From Kenya it was on to London and a different tack, moving into fishing tackle retail with Sportfish and then with the Farlows /Sportfish group. After many good years he moved to the global tackle manufacturing company Hardy & Greys Ltd as a Territory sales manager and then on to Fulling Mill. Pete has now combined his extensive knowledge of fly and gear fishing and works for Pure Fishing.

Pete has fished extensively in New Zealand, Russia, Seychelles, Amazon-Brazil, Argentina, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zanzibar, England, Wales, Florida-USA, Canary Islands, Azores Islands, Ireland, Scotland, Cuba, and Bermuda.

Pete has over the years become one of the most proficient all round anglers using any technique and is equally at home with fly, lure, or bait. He is also considered to be the leading authority on blue water fly fishing in the UK. Pete hosts groups for Aardvark McLeod and also is one of our explorers.