Adrian Freer was born, and still lives in, Leicestershire and was educated at Loughborough Grammar School and Leicester College of Art & Technology (now De Montfort University). He is married with two daughters and four grandchildren.
Adrian's principal interests include reservoir fly fishing and fly tying, church responsibilities, music, foreign travel and writing.
He is part of the leadership team of Gaulby Reformed Evangelical Anglican Fellowship (one of the remaining parishes in Leicestershire which upholds the doctrines of the English Reformers) where he is involved in the ministry as a preacher, Bible study leader and events planner.
He has written several books on religious topics, reservoir fly fishing, children's stories and poetry, and he contributes articles for FlyFishing & FlyTying, Total FlyFisher and other magazines. From time to time he gives illustrated slideshow talks to fly fishing clubs.
His angling career started in the 1950s, in the days when the Leicester Canal was producing its memorable catches, and he caught his first trout on an artificial fly from Eyebrook Reservoir in the early 1960s.
Initially, Adrian was principally a coarse fish angler and he participated in numerous matches and also co-managed two private fishing clubs. Subsequently, however, he started to concentrate on fly fishing and for the last twenty five years he has fished almost exclusively for trout.
Adrian has been a long-standing member of both the Leicestershire Fly Fishing Association and the Anglers' Conservation Association (now merged into The Angling Trust) and, as well as being a dedicated fly fisherman and fly tyer, he also has a keen interest in entomology.
Adrian Freer is author of the highly acclaimed Successful Reservoir Fly Fishing Techniques: A Trout Angler's Guide to Improved Catches (Crowood Press), Reservoir Trout Flies: An Angler's Guide to Successful Fly Patterns (Crowood Press), Burial or Cremation for Christians (EP Books), A Biblical Defence of the Sport of Angling (Welford Court Press) and his latest book Quiet time for Christians (Welford Court Press).
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