Richard (Rik) Johnson

Profile of Richard (Rik) Johnson

  • Date of birth: 17.11.1971
  • Current status: Prologic product Manager
  • Hometown: Kettering, Great Britain
  • Activities: Fishing, Photography and Martial arts
  • Joined the Team: 01.01.2013

Presentation

I was approached at the very beginning, when Prologic was first born. Surprisingly it was the company’s fresh new look and openness to generate and create exciting new fishing tackle which I found infectious and couldn’t resist this great opportunity. I love fishing clear, weedy natural wild waters, be it a river, lake, or canal. I am equally at home on modern day commercial waters. Having spent many years as a match angler it doesn’t take me long to change and adopt a new approach. I really love being really close and personal, seeing how a fish reacts to your presentations and baits is amazing. You can learn so much from seeing this and of if you are lucky enough to get a bite at the same the same time. Then battle is also out of this world!

Background

Being fortunate enough to be born into a high level match/competition fishing family, My farther and grand farther before me, were both highly respected match anglers in the UK. I followed in to their footsteps for many years, and I also fished at a national level in the division one nationals.

As the UK match fishing scene changed to commercial fisheries, it was then I decided to choose a different path and target the bigger specimen sized fish. I regularly featured in the pages of – Angling times, Anglers Mail and Improve Your Coarse Fishing magazines. Catching specimen sized Barbel, Chub, Perch, and other species of fish. Later I become much more focused on the Carp fishing and was soon featuring in most Carp fishing magazines - Carp Talk, Carp World, Crafty Carper, Total Carp, UK Carp. I also picked up accolades winning the Fox UK Carp challenge and JRC Carp cup. I have worked in the fishing tackle industry for over 25 years – Starting in fishing tackle retail as a shop assistant working my way up through the ranks to management level for one of the biggest fishing tackle retailors in the UK. Then in in 2013 I joined Svendsen sports as a Territory sales manager and with hard work and determination, worked my way up to my current position of Prologic Product manager. I am also a fully qualified angling coach and try to give my time back when possible, helping others and the less fortunate. I have big emphasis on the enjoyment side of sport, while always appreciating every moment for what it is and not getting blinded chasing sizes and numbers.

 

The three keys to success

  • Enjoyment
  • Passion
  • Drive

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