For most, fishing offers us a distraction from the stresses and strains of every day life. It is not a job for me, it’s unlikely to ever pay the bills (wouldn’t that be nice 😆) but it helps me recharge the batteries and have a focus in life that’s under my control. Now that got a little deep for me, and for those of you i meet on the bank or at a show, you will quickly learn I like to have a laugh. Fishing allows us to witness stunning sun sets, observe beautiful nature and rant about rubbish to our new best mate from the swim next door. As passionate as I get about it, I always try to remember these points, and appreciate every single session I get.
I have a fairly stressful job, which I won’t go into, and a young family which together limits my time on the bank. For this reason my carp fishing sees me always working hard for a bite, rather than trying to target a particular fish, or a single lake campaign.
Like many of you I started casting out under weighted floats, catching minnows from the local river. One morning I remember striking the float and instantly being flat rodded. After a hairy battle on a ropey glass rod my little sister slipped the net under a monster carp. Ok so I’m reality it’s was about 4lb, but I made her run all the way home to get a bucket and our mum so we could admire it for a few extra minutes. From that moment, I was hooked… 🎣