Below you will find information on the celebrities from the World of Sport and TV who have confirmed they will be fishing in 2018. We will be announcing further competitors for 2018 in due course, so make sure you re-visit the site to see who else will be pitting their wits against the fish.
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A chartered accountant by profession. Barry Hearn is Chairman of the largest privately owned sporting event and management company in Europe. With over 40 years experience in client representation and staging televised events Matchroom Sport are at the forefront of their industry. Matchroom Sport are responsible for creating over 1000 hours of live televised sport annually. Producing live broadcasting for Sports including, Boxing, Darts, Fishing,Gymnastics, Snooker,Table Tennis, Pool,and Ten Pin Bowling.
An aptly named documentary narrated by Sir David Jason titled "The People's Promoter" aired on BBC2 in 2012. The programme gave a unique insight into Barry's thriving family run Matchroom empire and why it is so successful. Barry's achievements in the World of boxing were recognised in 2013 when along with former undefeated Super Middleweight Champion of the World Joe Calzaghe he was inducted into the prestigious Boxing Hall of Fame.
Barry is also Chairman of the PDC and World Snooker. A keen fisherman, he is yet to win the PDC Fishing Championship but came 4th in 2013.
Former professional snooker player Steve Davis O.B.E was born in Plumstead London in 1957. An almost constant presence throughout the televised snooker revolution of the 1980's, Steve went on to win the World Championship six times and was ranked World number one for seven consecutive seasons.
He was also the first player to complete Snookers triple crown in the 1997/1998 season by winning the UK Open, The Masters and the World Championship simultaneously. Steve’s career and that of his fierce rival Alex Higgins has also been featured in the excellent comedy drama 'The Rack Pack', which can be seen on BBC iPlayer.
Steve is regulary seen working as an analyst on the sport he played so prodigiously, notably for the BBC at the World Championships held at the Crucible in Sheffield. Steve is also a professional DJ and in 2016 and 2017 appeared at the world famous Glastonbury festival.
"The Nugget" has fished in the last four Championships and came a credible 5th in the 2015 event.
Number of times fished in the PDC Competition: 5
Best Place: 1st
Total Fish Caught: 10
Darren Webster is a full time PDC professional darts player. Born in Norwich he is currently ranked 17th in the World, Darren has appeared in most of the Major televised events over the last 36 months. A consistent threat to all the major names in his sport. He reached the semi finals of both the Players Championship and U.K Open and the last 16 of the World Championships in 2016. In 2017 Darren reached the last 8 stage in the World Matchplay and the World Championship. He also won a Players Championship qualifiying event in July . A keen fisherman Darren will be making his sixth appearance in the PDC Fishing Championship having won the inaugural Championship in 2013.