Anderson ready to tackle Harms at the Grand Slam after big fish

Anderson acknowledges the fans (credit:Taylor Lanning)

Gary Anderson failed to hook a whopper while out fishing but now aims to net his biggest catch at the Grand Slam of Darts.

The Flying Scotsman flattened 'Muffin Man' Steve Hine on Tuesday and will now tackle Wesley Harms in the Last 16 at the Aldersley Leisure Village.

Anderson has landed three major trophies already this year at the UK Open, World Matchplay and Champions League and insists that relaxation is the key to his success and spending another day off by the lake.

He said: "This is what it’s all about for me nowadays. I've spent the last 25 years doing everything for everyone else. Now I make time for my family and me for a change. 

"I caught nothing at all on Monday, got soaking wet but really enjoyed sitting out in the fresh air in total peace and quiet.

"I had to book at the last minute to get out again on Wednesday. I wanted to do it again. It's such a perfect thing to do and get away from it all.

"No phones on, just a great day with Ian White and Michael Smith, having a laugh with not a care in the world.

"I wasn't that bothered about not catching anything. Maybe I'll catch the big fish at the end of the week at the Grand Slam? I wouldn't mind that at all."

Anderson is part of Tommy Gilmour's Dunvegan stable alongside his fishing companions Smith and White and says the camaraderie between the trio helps take his mind off the pressures of big stage darts.

He added: "It's a good carry on with the boys. Michael doesn't do anything at all, he waits until Ian sets everything up for him and just watches. 

"I've worked with Michael for 10 years, hence the grey hair and bags under my eyes!

"Seriously though, he's a good lad is Michael. But it does him so much good to get out and relax away from the phone and dartboard.

"But wherever we are Ian, Michael and I sit together. Ian’s great because he's the joker of the pack. 

"Ian can drive me mad because when it comes to him and my little boy Tai, I don't know who’s the four-year-old, Ian winds him up!

"I gave Ian some stick after beating him 5-1 on Sunday night. He wanted to know where my 91 average was against him. But everything went in for me, it was just one of those nights."


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