Mike is a match angler from Cumbria in the North West of England. He’s been fishing since he was a kid and has always loved trying out new venues and species challenges. He fishes matches UK-wide and is currently (August 2018) leading the Cumbria Night League and is holding his own in other local leagues. Mike's local venues are Morecambe Bay and the Duddon Estuary and and areas around Walney Island (Irish Sea) which can throw up some great fish in the right conditions. Larkin’s been using Cox & Rawle for the last few years and had some fine specimen fish on them including a 22-pound beach-caught Tope, 10lb 3oz Smooth Hound and Rays up to 9.5 pound. His favourite hook when match fishing for Flounder and small Bass is the new SCR27 size 6 Scratching Hook with half peeler crab tipped with a few Maddies. Mike’s greatest love is Bass fishing on surf beaches and is he’s on the hunt most of his spare time.