With great pleasure, we can announce that Benjamin Wagner has joined Sportquest Holidays and will be working closely with Peter and Paul on the sales team. Benjamin is exceptionally knowledgeable on all things fly fishing and has worked at the famous fly fishing tackle shop John Norris; he’s also very accustomed to travelling and guiding, having worked in Iceland, Russia, and Scotland, and has experience in the Seychelles.
We’re excited to have Benjamin on board, and he’s very much looking forward to getting stuck in and speaking to all of you throughout this year and beyond. We caught up with him and asked him a few questions:
Name: Benjamin Wagner
Job Role: Fishing Consultant
Favourite Fishing Type: Fly fishing is, without a doubt, my favourite and is something that I’ve enjoyed ever since I was an early age, fishing with my Dad on my local rivers. Salmon fishing is probably my favourite and fishing for them during the spring is the pinnacle for me and something I absolutely love.
Favourite Destination: Although all the Salmon fishing destinations have a special place in my heart, if I had to pick one, it would be the Seychelles. As a fishing location, it keeps me awake at night, thinking about when I can next get back there.
Favourite Fish: Atlantic Salmon
Bucket List Destination: There are loads of destinations I want to explore and a whole host of adventures on my bucket list. Touching on the previous question, I’d love to return to the Seychelles, especially on some of the outer Atolls; Astove is one in particular. Aside from that, Setta Cama in Gabon is undoubtedly on the list, along with Golden Dorado fishing in Bolivia and Sea Trout fishing in Argentina, to mention just a few.
Bucket List Fish: With my bucket list destination being Astove, a big GT would be at the top. However, I’d also desperately love to catch a proper trophy, Atlantic Salmon.
Best Fish/Most Memorable Moment: One of my most memorable moments, and one I’ll always cherish, was when I was a child, fishing with my Dad on my local river in April. I hooked and landed my first-ever Atlantic Salmon, weighing in at 16lb. I can still picture the fish now, bright silver and covered in sea lice; I will never forget it.
If you’d like to know more about us, or if you’d like to start planning your fishing and shooting holiday of a lifetime, contact us today. You can speak to our friendly team on 01603 407596 or via email at email@example.com.