Paul Gustafson

Paul Gustafson

Paul Gustafson is an Oxfordshire pike angler, children's author and teacher.


Born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Paul Gustafson became interested in angling as a child, fishing on the River Severn. [cite web |first=Charles |last=Randall |title=A Life in Sport: Paul Gustafson |date=2006-03-15 |url= |publisher=The Daily Telegraph |accessdate=2008-09-26 |archiveurl= |archivedate=2008-09-26 ] This experience led to a position as chief angling consultant for the fishing tackle company Abu Garcia,cite web |url= |title= This working life: Teaching and writing |date=2004-05-29 |accessdate=2008-09-26 ] which he held for seven years. Having established himself as a prominent freshwater fisherman he has authored several pike fishing titles and has appeared on such television programmes as "Predators" and "Tales from the Riverbank".repeat ref] Gustafson recently became involved in a campaign to prevent the closure of an open-air swimming pool in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, [cite web |url= |title= Author aims to 'Stop' pool closure |date=2005-02-16 |accessdate=2008-09-26 ] linking the closure to possible dangers of river bathing. [cite web |url= |title= Pool closure 'could lead to river deaths' |date=2005-03-16 |accessdate=2008-09-26 ]

In conjuction to his fishing titles, Gustafson is the author of a series of children's books and teaches at secondary schools in the Abingdon area, notably the John Mason, Larkmead and Fitzharrys schools and King Alfred's Community and Sports College.


*cite book|title=Eggbert's Adventures at the Seaside|publisher=Eggsact Ltd|year=2002|isbn=0954297210
*cite book|title=Eggbert's Adventures at the Zoo|publisher=Eggsact Ltd|year=2004|isbn=0954297229
*cite book|title=Eggberts Adventures at the Fair|publisher=Eggsact Ltd|year=2004|isbn=0954297237
*cite book|title=How to Catch River Pike|publisher=Green Umbrella Productions|isbn=B000E994K4
*cite book|title=How to Catch Bigger Pike|publisher=Swan Hill Press|isbn=1904057845


External links

* [ Eggbert's Adventures Official Site]
* [ Paul Gustafson reading a section of Eggbert's Adventures at the Seaside on Radio Cherwell]

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