An obsessed fisherman since childhood, Ben’s career in fishing has taken him from working as a magazine writer and editor to running his own guiding business in California, where he targets salt and freshwater fish. Ben has decades of experience in selecting the right tackle and honing the best tactics to target all sorts of species, from surf sharks to freshwater catfish, and loves sharing this knowledge. His favorite fishing moments usually involve helping clients catch the fish of a lifetime – and not getting eaten by great white sharks while out on his kayak.
Our expert recommendations on the best fishing lines, including fluorocarbon, mono and braided lines and leaders
Working out the best fishing times will have a dramatic impact on your catches. Here's everything you need to know to identify those peak times to hit the water
Want to know how to catch sharks? Here's everything you need to know to safely catch sharks wherever you go fishing – from rigs and tackle, to location and bait
Discover where to fish for big carp with the help of former Angler’s Mail Where To Fish editor, Ben Hervey-Murray
It's the most important part of your tackle armory, so avoid the most common buyer’s pitfalls as we explain how to choose a fishing reel