Jimmy’s a top match­man too

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

I FIRST met Hu­man Tor­nado Jimmy Bullard on a fea­ture for Tight Lines at Brook­side Fish­ery near War­ring­ton. He’d just signed for Ful­ham but chal­lenged me to a match at what had been his lo­cal fish­ery when a Wi­gan player. Thanks to some bril­liant ad­vice from Andy May I was able to nick Jimmy’s quid – by 4oz!

Jim has since be­come a reg­u­lar on Sky Sports’ Soc­cer AM and got his match fish­ing mojo back, scor­ing three wins on the bounce at Pud­dle­dock Farm.

When he signed for Daiwa Dork­ing, some match fo­rum pun­ters called it a pub­lic­ity stunt.

I pointed out that Jimmy could hold his own at the high­est level. If foot­ball hadn’t got in the way, he’d have got to the very top of our sport. I bet he re­grets that...

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