If it’s knowledge and experience you’re looking for, TeamBrowns have both in abundance. Our team have accrued many rod-years between them and have fished all over the world, at the highest level. From Shark fishing in Australia to Gudgeon on the Grand Union, you can be sure that they don’t just ‘talk the talk’, but also ‘walk the walk’. Check out their year round results on our social media.
Jake Goodger – Store Manager (Leighton Buzzard)
“I started fishing at the age of seven, mostly for small fish on the Grand Union Canal, which I’d visit my Grandad who was not an angler himself. It was really up to me and my older brother to teach ourselves through our early years fishing.
Growing up in the Nene Valley meant that I spent much of my school years fishing the gravel pits in and around the area; never making it easy for myself from young age!
I am an out and out carp angler but every winter I pull myself away for a few months and refine my skill for other species.
After a few years away I am back fishing in the heart of the Nene Valley, on a water I’ve dreamed of fishing since I was a very young lad..and loving every minute of it.
I currently get one overnighter a week, so time is precious to me on the bank, so I try to use it wisely.”
UK Personal Best: 39lb 15OZ.
Keith started fishing on the Grand Union Canal at the age of six.
He is well known in the local angling community, having cut his teeth on many waters in the area and through his involvement with local clubs.
A true all rounder, he’s just as happy fishing for gudgeon on the canal as fishing the French rivers for large catfish. His pb list boasts 40lb+ English carp, 14lb+ barbel & zander and 2lb+ roach. These days he’ll often be found fishing the quiet places with cane rod and centre pin and writing his online blog THE INTREPID PISCATOR.
Having been at the Leighton Buzzard shop since it opened, he now has a new role as Web/Media Manager.
Derren Burr (Leighton Buzzard) #thegoat
Derren first lowered a bait into water when he was just 6 years old and now some 36 years on his passion for catching fish and talking all things fishy still burn massively within.
Although a match angler in his teens which lead him to angling in Two Nationals at junior and intermediate level, in his late teens Derren soon became a specimen angler chasing Carp and Catfish both at home and abroad. With captures of Carp to just over 40lb and Cats to over 70lb, “Some Happy times have been had” from 1 acre puddles to 200 acres of inland seas!
Nowadays though he regards himself as “a bit of an all rounder”, and can mainly be found sneaking about on English Rivers and local Canals chasing anything from specimen Barbel and Chub to Roach and Perch. The last 5 years or so have seen him net Barbel to 13lbs,Chub to 6.14 and Roach to 3.08.
As Assistant Branch Manager at our Leighton Buzzard store in Bedfordshire he’s always up for giving you friendly advice with a little banter thrown in for “free”.
Mick Turney (Leighton Buzzard)
An outgoing, helpful, dependable Leighton Buzzard team member.Very competent, all round angler with a wealth of knowledge of most species, and how to catch them. Has fished all over the world from Gibraltar to the Great Barrier Reef. His list of UK PB’s include Chub 7lb 4oz, Pike 33lb 12oz and Carp 38lb 10oz. He tells us that he goes fishing to “Get away from it all” as he loves the great outdoors and the natural world.
Warped sense of humour, but very approachable!
Andy Conybeare (Leighton Buzzard)
Andy has been Treasurer and bailiff for Dunstable Angling Club for the last decade and has a great all round understanding of the sport. He finds enjoyment in everything from jigging for perch in the canal to hauling big carp out of local clubs and syndicates. With UK carp to mid 30’s and fish to mid 40’s abroad he‘s no stranger to a ‘chunk’! Working in the angling trade certainly hasn’t suppressed his hunger for the sport and can be found most lunch breaks spending a quick half hour trying to catch anything with gills. A very friendly and approachable member of the team, Andy is always on hand.
Joke Skingraft (Haddenham-Sometimes)
Jake couldn’t be bothered to do his staff profile so we’ve had to do it for him.
Jake likes nothing better than a nice evening’s angling at his local canal. Unfortunately, his ballet classes take up much of his free time.
A complete allrounder, he can drink coffee and bore customers at the same time and has a PB of six cream cakes in 20 mins.
His ambition is to one day know what he is talking about and catch a fish.
All round top man….apparently!