Mark Patterson is the Loop Tackle representative in the UK and Ireland and a Loop Akademi member. He has fished for trout and salmon in Ireland for over 30 years. He has also fished extensively in England, Scotland and Wales as well as further a field including Florida, Montana, Australia, Tasmania, France, Poland, Sweden and Iceland . He works as an angling consultant, instructor and guide all over Ireland and is heavily involved in introducing the next generation of anglers to the sport of fly fishing through his ‘Salmon in the Classroom’ project. Mark specialises in fishing for wild brown trout and Atlantic salmon in the loughs and rivers of his native Ireland.