About Marina

Marina Gibson is a truly passionate angler who was lucky enough to spend much of her childhood chasing salmon, trout and sea trout. Following in the footsteps of her talented mother Joanna Gibson, herself a devoted fly fisher, Marina has dedicated a significant part of her life to the pursuit of every type of fish at every available opportunity wherever in the world that may be.

The art of fly fishing

Marina is a Loop Tackle ProTeam member and an ambassador for Angling Trust and Atlantic Salmon Trust. In June 2019 Marina launched The Northern Fishing School at Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire, where her and her team teach all ages and abilities the art and technique of fly fishing and connect as many people as possible to the great outdoors.

“Fishing is one of the most mindful sports you can do – the art of fly fishing requires complete concentration, total absorption, and is both exhilarating and relaxing. It is how I find calm and I know others would benefit from giving it a go too. Get outdoors, it’s great for the mind & soul.”

Marina  Gibson

A passion for fishing

Marina is a Trustee for Cancer and Pisces Trust, a cancer charity that aims to enhance the lives of cancer sufferers through the therapeutic pastime of Angling, offering free fishing centres once a month to members and their companions.

A certified ‘Fly Fishers International Instructor and 1st4sport Level 2 coach, Marina is also a freelance writer who hosts trips worldwide and guides in the UK.

"Gone fishing"

Marina is a trustee for River Action UK, a UK-based environmental charity committed to addressing the severe problem of river pollution, particularly that caused by agricultural and food industry practices. “We need clean water for wildlife to thrive and future generations to enjoy.”

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